Sunday 18 December 1977
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jose Acevedo and Lindsay Armaou.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone.
In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits.
High Anxiety, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Restless Years.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing DND or Space Wars.
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Which were the important events of 18 December 1977 ?
- Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
- R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
- Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
- Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
- Jose Acevedo: Dominican baseball player.
- Lindsay Armaou: Irish singer.
- Ryan Scott Ottney: American journalist and comic book writer.
- Axwell : DJ.
- José Acevedo: Dominican baseball player.
- Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey number 42 (Nate Thumond).
- Dutch Antilles premier Boy Rozendal points independence off.
- Flight SATA 730, an international charter service from Zurich to Funchal Airport (Madeira), touches the sea in a landing attempt. Many of the 36 fatalities got trapped inside the sinking plane. 21 people survived with the help of rescue teams and by swimming to the shore.
- Portugal's traditional naming conventions change such that children's surnames can come from either the mother or the father, not just from the father.
- Chiara Lubich is awarded the Templeton Prize.
- The Soviet National Anthem's lyrics are returned after a 24 year period, with Joseph Stalin's name omitted.
- Mormon sex in chains case with the alleged abduction in England of a young Mormon missionary.
- WAVES disbanded women integrated into regular Navy.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou
- Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
- Linda Ronstadt - It's So Easy
- L.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
- Rita Coolidge - We're All Alone
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun
- Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again
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