Saturday 17 September 1977
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Becky Turner and Latoya Warning.
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.
The American Friend, directed by Wim Wenders, 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 Arrow Emblem - Grand Prix No Taka.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air-Sea Battle or Surround.
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Which were the important events of 17 September 1977 ?
- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Becky Turner: Marietta, Georgia -- Rhythmic gymnast (1996 Olympics).
- Latoya Warning: Suriname -- 4th Miss Teenager (1993).
- Tony Goskowicz: Wauwautosa, Wisconsin -- Short track skater (1994 Olympics).
- Anna Cseh: Hungarian-English model and actress.
- Genaro García: Mexican boxer (d. 2013).
- Dave Kingman hits his first New York Yankees' homer, Reggie Jackson hits two more.
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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