Tuesday 11 January 1977
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Shomari Buchanan and Jérôme Kerviel.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Leo Sayer.
In UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits.
The Sentinel, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Busting Loose.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Baseball or Video Olympics.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 January 1977 ?
- Morocco - The Independence manifesto day.
- Japan - Kagami-Biraki (Rice Cakes Festival).
- Feast of the Baptism of Jesus.
- Roman Empire - First day of Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
- Nepal - Unity Day.
- Albania - Republic Day (1946).
- Shomari Buchanan: American football player.
- Jérôme Kerviel: French trader, allegedly at the center of a huge financial scandal at one of France's largest investment banks.
- Nadia Turner: American singer.
- Shamari Buchanan: American football player.
- Anni Friesinger-Postma: German speed skater.
- Olexiy Lukashevych: Ukrainian long jumper
- Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
- France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
- Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
- Stevie Wonder - I Wish
- Rose Royce - Car Wash
- Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. - You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)
- Brick - Dazz
- Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
- Elton John - Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
- The Sylvers - Hot Line
- Engelbert Humperdinck - After The Lovin'
- Burton Cummings - Stand Tall
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