Wednesday 17 August 1977
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jake Patellis and Matthew Oakley.
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.
On TV people were watching The Making of James Bond - 007.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dominos or Space Wars.
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Which were the important events of 17 August 1977 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Jake Patellis: Actor (Paul Bowman-Good Life).
- Matthew Oakley: English footballer.
- William Gallas: French soccer player, who scored the goal against Ireland which allowed France to participate in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
- Thierry Henry: French-born soccer player he has played for several clubs including Monaco (beginning in 1995), Juventus and Barcelona.
- Claire Richards: British pop singer, a member of the British pop band, STEPS.
- Tarja Turunen: Metal Singer
- Nathan Deakes: Australian race walker
- Mike Lewis: Welsh guitarist (Lostprophets Public Disturbance and No Devotion)
- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Emotions - Best Of My Love
- Andy Gibb - I Just Want To Be Your Everything
- Rita Coolidge - (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher
- Peter Frampton - I'm In You
- Commodores - Easy
- Pablo Cruise - Whatcha Gonna Do?
- Peter McCann - Do You Wanna Make Love
- Crosby, Stills and Nash - Just A Song Before I Go
- Alice Cooper - You And Me
- Bay City Rollers - You Made Me Believe In Magic
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