Thursday 24 November 1977
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kimi Fairchild and Colin Hanks.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone.
In UK Name Of The Game by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
The Goodbye Girl, directed by Herbert Ross, 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 Cousteau Odyssey.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Depthcharge or Triple Hunt.
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- Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
- R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
- Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
- Teacher's Day in Turkey
- Kimi Fairchild: Miss Louisiana Teen USA (1996).
- Colin Hanks: American actor.
- Olle Kärner: Estonian orienteer.
- Celaleddin Koçak: German-Turkish footballer.
- Richard Carlson: American actor who was brought to Hollywood by David O. Selznick as a scriptwriter before he went into film acting, playing lead in some 50 pictures.
- Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs. St. Louis (55-14)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
- Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Heatwave - Boogie Nights
- Chicago - Baby, What A Big Surprise
- Paul Nicholas - Heaven On The 7th Floor
- Rita Coolidge - We're All Alone
- Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou
- Barry White - It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
- Linda Ronstadt - It's So Easy
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