Wednesday 2 November 1977
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rodney Buford and Jason Cerbone.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone.
In UK Silver Lady by David Soul was in the top 5 hits.
Pete's Dragon, directed by Don Chaffey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Young Ramsay.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 500 or Space Wars.
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Which were the important events of 2 November 1977 ?
- Catholicism - All Souls Day (unless on a Sunday)
- Rastafari movement - The coronation of Haile Selassie (1930) celebrated
- USA - admission day (1889) of North Dakota and South Dakota as 39th and 40th states.
- Ancient Latvia - Dveselu Diena held
- Mexico and the United States - Day of the Dead (Spanish: El Dia de los Muertos), a Mexican and Mexican-American celebration of dead ancestors.
- Rodney Buford: American basketball player.
- Jason Cerbone: American actor (The Sopranos).
- Konstantinos Economidis: Greek tennis player.
- Randy Harrison: American actor and producer.
- Emma Reynolds: English politician.
- Leon Taylor: English diver and sportscaster
- H E Nossak: Writer, dies at 76.
- The worst storm in Athens' modern history causes havoc across the Greek capital and kills 38 people.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
- Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better
- Heatwave - Boogie Nights
- Shaun Cassidy - That's Rock 'N' Roll
- Commodores - Brick House
- Barry White - It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
- Donna Summer - I Feel Love
- Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
- Chicago - Baby, What A Big Surprise
- Paul Nicholas - Heaven On The 7th Floor
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