Friday 19 August 1977
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Callum Blue and Christy McGinity.
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 Destroyer or Space Wars.
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- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- Callum Blue: TV Actor.
- Christy McGinity: Reality Star.
- Régine Chassagne: Canadian singer-songwriter (Arcade Fire).
- Iban Mayo: Spanish cyclist.
- Takahiro Yamada: Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player (Asian Kung-Fu Generation).
- Julius (Groucho) Marx, comedian (Marx Bros), dies in Los Angeles at age 86.
- Groucho Marx, Comedic legend, star of stage and screen dies of pneumonia at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California the age of 86 (1890–1977).
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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