Wednesday 12 October 1977
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Carmen Carrillo Vilanova and Bode Miller.
In that special week of October 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.
Looking for Mr. Goodbar, directed by Richard Brooks, 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 Nikola Tesla.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Circus or Combat.
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- El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
- French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
- Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
- Malawi - Mother's Day
- Equatorial Guinea - Independence Day (from Spain, 1968)
- Also see October 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Our Lady of the Pillar (Zaragoza, Spain); Saint Wilfrid
- St. Fiace
- Roman festivals - Fortuna Redux, last day of the Ludi Augustales
- St. Domnina
- St. Seraphinus
- St. Amicus
- St. Edistius
- Bl. Camillus Constanzi
- St. Edwin
- St. Wilfrid
- St. Felix and Cyprian
- St. Heribert
- St. Maximilian of Lorch
- Carmen Carrillo Vilanova: Miss El Salvador Universe (1997).
- Bode Miller: American alpine ski-racer.
- Jessica Barker: Canadian actress.
- Javier Toyo: Venezuelan footballer.
- Doris Davenport: Actress (Behind the News, Westerner), dies at 81.
- Throwaway Game Catfish Hunter loses WS 6-1 resting Yank pitchers
- 4th test of space shuttle Enterprise
- Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to University of California Med School
- Psychic Romark attempts to drive blindfolded, smashes into cop van.
- US Supreme Court hears arguments in "reverse discrimination" case of Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to University of California Medical School.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
- KC and the Sunshine Band - Keep It Comin' Love
- Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better
- Shaun Cassidy - That's Rock 'N' Roll
- Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band (Medley) - Meco
- Heatwave - Boogie Nights
- Foreigner - Cold As Ice
- Commodores - Brick House
- Donna Summer - I Feel Love
- Andy Gibb - I Just Want To Be Your Everything
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