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Monday 4 July 1977, US Independence Day

It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Orri Dýrason and Jonas Kjellgren. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day. In UK So You Win Again by Hot Chocolate was in the top 5 hits. Sorcerer, directed by William Friedkin, 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 The Foundation. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blackjack or Super Bug.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Sorcerer

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal

Country: United States

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New York, New York

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander

Country: United States

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The Rescuers

Directed by: John Lounsbery

Starring: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page

Country: United States

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Exorcist II: The Heretic

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Richard Burton, Linda Blair, Louise Fletcher

Country: United States

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The Deep

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte, Dick Anthony Williams

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Foundation

Written by: Richard Gregson

Starring: Lynette Davies, John Barron, Geoffrey Whitehead, Patsy Kensit

Country: United Kingdom

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Fernwood Tonight

Written by: Norman Lear

Starring: Martin Mull, Fred Willard, Frank De Vol, Tommy Tedesco

Country: United States

Poldark

Starring: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Ralph Bates

Country: United Kingdom

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¿Qué pasa, U.S.A.?

Written by: Manny Mendoza

Starring: Velia Martinez, Ana Margarita Martínez Casado, Luis G. Oquendo, Manolo Villaverde

Country: United States

All That Glitters

Starring: Barbara Baxley, Eileen Brennan, Vanessa Brown, Greg Evigan

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 July 1977 ?

Holidays:
  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Orri Dýrason: Icelandic drummer (Sigur Rós).
  • Jonas Kjellgren: Swedish singer guitarist and producer (Scar Symmetry Centinex Raubtier and Carnal Forge).
  • Zoe Naylor: Australian actress journalist and producer.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Gersh Budker: Ukrainian-Russian physicist and academic (d. 1977).
Facts:
  • Cubs use fielder Larry Bittner as a pitcher
  • Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie
  • Red Sox wallop a major league-record 8 HRs beating Toronto 9-6

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Magazine Covers

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Trinity

By: Leon Uris

Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that ...

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Sleeping Murder

By: Agatha Christie

In Agatha Christie’s classic, Sleeping Murder, the indomitable Miss Marple turns ghost hunter and uncovers shocking evidence of a perfect crime.Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen.

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Storm Warning

By: Jack Higgins

Dust jacket missing. Bright clean boards have light edge wear. Text is perfect. Same day shipping from AZ.

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Slapstick

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today’s follies.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Blackjack

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (gambling)

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Destroyer

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Dominos

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

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Super Bug

Super Bug

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing / Driving

Surround

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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