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Wednesday 17 August 1977

1977-08-17

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Best Of My Love by The Emotions. In UK Angelo by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. The Kentucky Fried Movie, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Kentucky Fried Movie

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Evan C. Kim, Bong Soo Han, Bill Bixby

Country: United States

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Suspiria

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci

Country: United States

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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

Directed by: Nicholas Gessner

Starring: Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith

Country: United States

The Hills Have Eyes

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Robert Houston, John Steadman

Country: United States

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Orca

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Making of James Bond - 007

Starring: Janet Woollacott, Lewis Gilbert, Albert R. Broccoli, William P. Cartlidge

Country: United Kingdom

The Keane Brothers Show

Starring: John M. Keane, Tom Keane

Country: United States

A Year at the Top

Written by: Heywood Kling

Starring: Greg Evigan, Paul Shaffer, Gabriel Dell, Julie Cobb

Country: United States

Hollywood Greats

Starring: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross

Country: United Kingdom

The Foundation

Written by: Richard Gregson

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

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1977 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
  • Matthew Oakley: English footballer.
  • Nathan Deakes: Australian race walker.
  • Mike Lewis: Welsh guitarist (Lostprophets Public Disturbance and No Devotion).
  • William Gallas: French soccer player, who scored the goal against Ireland which allowed France to participate in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
  • Claire Richards: British pop singer, a member of the British pop band, STEPS.
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Facts:
  • Russian nuclear sub Artika is 1st to North Pole
  • Thomas Wessinghage / Harald Hudak / Michael Lederer / Karl Fleschen walk world record 4x1500m (14:38.8)
  • The Soviet icebreaker ''Arktika'' became the first surface ship to reach the North Pole.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1977?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arthur Sulzberger -- Aug. 15, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8550
  • Time: Carter with (clockwise) U.S.S.R's Brezhnev, Israel's Begin, Egypt's Sadat, China's Hua Kuo-feng and

Books

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

Trinity

By: Leon Uris

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 captures the "terrible beauty" of Ireland during its long and ...

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Sleeping Murder

By: Agatha Christie

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room ...

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Storm Warning

By: Jack Higgins

During World War II, a group of German expatriates trapped in Brazil must sail across five thousand miles of tempestuous water to reach their homeland--and face the deadly barricade of American and British military power.

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Slapstick

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Perhaps the most autobiographical (and deliberately least disciplined) of Vonnegut's novels, Slapstick (1976) is in the form of a broken family odyssey and is surely a demonstration of its eponymous title.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Baseball

Platform: RCA Studio II

Genre: Sport

Publisher: RCA

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Dominos

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

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Indy 500

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Street Racer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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