Wednesday 14 September 1977
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Mattias Agabus and Malik Bendjelloul.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to I Just Want To Be Your Everything by Andy Gibb.
In UK Way Down by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
House, directed by Nobuhiko Ohbayashi, 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 Soap.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air-Sea Battle or DND.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 14 September 1977 ?
- Eastern Orthodox Church - Exaltation of the Cross, which commemorates the discovery of the (allegedly) original Christian cross in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine, as well as the recovery from the Persians by Heraclius in 628.
- Formerly, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following 14 September were observed as one of the four sets of Ember days. In the Irish calendar they were known as Quarter tense.
- Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross (compare May 3, Finding of the Holy Cross).
- In ancient Greece, the first day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, during which the sacred objects were brought from Eleusis to Athens.
- Mattias Agabus: Estonian architect.
- Malik Bendjelloul: Swedish director and producer (d. 2014).
- Thomas Leeb: Austrian guitarist.
- Miyu Matsuki: Japanese voice actress and singer (d. 2015).
- Christmas Tinto sentenced to 7 years in Robbeneiland South Africa
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Andy Gibb - I Just Want To Be Your Everything
- The Floaters - Float On
- The Emotions - Best Of My Love
- James Taylor - Handy Man
- Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop
- KC and the Sunshine Band - Keep It Comin' Love
- The Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23
- Electric Light Orchestra - Telephone Line
- The Sanford/Townsend Band - Smoke From A Distant Fire
- The London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars Main Title
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