Wednesday 3 August 1977
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tomas Lemarquis and Oscar Pereiro.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Just Want To Be Your Everything by Andy Gibb.
In UK I Feel Love by Donna Summer was in the top 5 hits.
The Kentucky Fried Movie, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching A Year at the Top.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Circus or Dominos.
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Which were the important events of 3 August 1977 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Gamaliel
- Equatorial Guinea - Armed Forces Day
- St. Nicodemus
- Niger - Independence Day
- St. Walthen
- Tomas Lemarquis: Icelandic actor.
- Oscar Pereiro: Spanish cyclist.
- Tom Brady: American football player, nicknamed Tom Terrific, a quarterback with the New England Patriots for two years when he was named starting quarterback in 2002 due to Drew Bledsoe's injuries.
- Deniz Akkaya: Turkish model and actress.
- Justin Lehr: American baseball player.
- Radio Shack issues a press release introducing TRS-80 computer 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered
- At the Warwick Hotel in New York City, Radio Shack (a division of Tandy Corporation) announces the TRS-80 microcomputer. It features Zilog Z80 processor, 4 kB RAM, 4 kB ROM, keyboard, black-and-white video display, and tape cassette for US$599.
- The United States Senate begins its hearing about Project MKULTRA.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Andy Gibb - I Just Want To Be Your Everything
- Peter Frampton - I'm In You
- The Emotions - Best Of My Love
- Barbra Streisand - My Heart Belongs To Me
- Peter McCann - Do You Wanna Make Love
- Shaun Cassidy - Da Doo Ron Ron
- Rita Coolidge - (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher
- Commodores - Easy
- Pablo Cruise - Whatcha Gonna Do?
- Alice Cooper - You And Me
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