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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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

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

The American Friend

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer

Country: United States

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L'enfant de Paris

Directed by: Lonce Perret

Starring: Lonce Perret, Louis Leubas, Maurice Lagrene

Country: United States

House

Directed by: Nobuhiko Ohbayashi

Starring: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba

Country: United States

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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TV Series

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

Soap

Written by: Susan Harris

Starring: Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan, Cathryn Damon

Country: United States

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ABC Weekend Specials

Starring: Willie Tyler, Frank Welker, Hal Smith, Janet Waldo

Country: United States

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Secret Army

Written by: Gerard Glaister

Starring: Bernard Hepton, Angela Richards, Clifford Rose, Juliet Hammond

Country: United Kingdom

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The Eagle of the Ninth

Starring: Anthony Higgins, Christian Rodska, Peter Whitbread, Gillian Bailey

Country: United Kingdom

The Making of James Bond - 007

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

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1977 ?

Holidays:
  • 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.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Dave Kingman hits his first New York Yankees' homer, Reggie Jackson hits two more.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Housing Costs -- Sep. 12, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8554
  • Time: Inset: Jason Robards

Books

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

Trinity

By: Leon Uris

Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. 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 ...

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Sleeping Murder

By: Agatha Christie

In Agatha Christie’s classic, Sleeping Murder, the indomitable Miss Marple turns ghost hunter and uncovers shocking evidence of a perfect crime.Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen.

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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

Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today’s follies.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Air-Sea Battle

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Circus

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy

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Combat

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Surround

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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