Wednesday 16 March 1977
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Donal Og Cusack and Donal Cusack.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen) by Barbra Streisand.
In UK Chanson D'Amour by The Manhattan Transfer was in the top 5 hits.
Eraserhead, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Out of Bounds.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Circus or Combat.
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Which were the important events of 16 March 1977 ?
- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
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- Kamal Jumblatt: Lebanese leader of the Lebanese Druze (d. 1977).
- US President Jimmy Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland.
- Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barbra Streisand - Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)
- Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Rich Girl
- Bob Seger - Night Moves
- ABBA - Dancing Queen
- Kenny Nolan - I Like Dreamin'
- Mary MacGregor - Torn Between Two Lovers
- David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us
- Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
- Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
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