Sunday 4 December 1977
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Emily Ballard and Peter Ulvaeus.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone.
In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits.
The Goodbye Girl, directed by Herbert Ross, 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 The Restless Years.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Boot Hill or DND.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 December 1977 ?
- Roman festivals - secret ceremonies in honor of Bona Dea
- R.C. Saints - Saint John of Damascus: optional memorial; also Saint Barbara
- Santerfa, Lukumf - Day of Shango
- International Hug Day. See Also: January 21st, National Hugging Day
- Navy Day in India
- Emily Ballard: Miss Washington Teen USA (1996).
- Peter Ulvaeus: Swedish singer, the son of ABBA members Björn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog, and brother of Linda Ulvaeus.
- Darvis Patton: American sprinter.
- Big Pokey: American rapper (Screwed Up Click).
- Morten Veland: Norwegian guitarist and songwriter (Sirenia Tristania and Mortemia).
- Leila Hyams: Actress (Red Headed Woman, Freaks), dies at 72.
- Hollis Stacy / Jerry Pate wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Championship
- Jean-Bedel Bokassa, president of the Central African Republic, crowns himself Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire.
- Malaysia Airlines Flight 653 is hijacked and crashes in Tanjong Kupang, Johor, killing 100.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
- Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Chicago - Baby, What A Big Surprise
- Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou
- Paul Nicholas - Heaven On The 7th Floor
- Rita Coolidge - We're All Alone
- Heatwave - Boogie Nights
- Linda Ronstadt - It's So Easy
- L.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
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