Sunday 23 October 1977
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Brad Haddin and Alex Tudor.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone.
In UK Silver Lady by David Soul was in the top 5 hits.
Looking for Mr. Goodbar, directed by Richard 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 James at 16.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Street Racer or Zork.
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Which were the important events of 23 October 1977 ?
- Chemistry: Mole Day
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
- Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
- Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Saint Giovanni da Capistrano; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
- French Republican Calendar - CTleri (Celery) Day, second day in the Month of Brumaire
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- 8th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:38
- Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces that 34-billion-year-old one-celled fossils, the earliest life forms, had been discovered
- Panamanians vote 2-to-1 to approve the new Canal treaties.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
- Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better
- Shaun Cassidy - That's Rock 'N' Roll
- KC and the Sunshine Band - Keep It Comin' Love
- Heatwave - Boogie Nights
- Foreigner - Cold As Ice
- Commodores - Brick House
- Donna Summer - I Feel Love
- Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band (Medley) - Meco
- Johnny Rivers - Swayin' To The Music (Slow Dancin')
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