Monday 24 October 1977
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Ivan Kaviedes and Jason Veilleux.
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 Blackjack or Boot Hill.
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- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- Ivan Kaviedes: Ecuadoran footballer.
- Jason Veilleux: American teenager, the driver of a car in which Peter Afarian died on 7/28/1996, 00:45 AM.
- Iván Kaviedes: Ecuadoran footballer.
- Veterans Day is observed on the fourth Monday in October for the seventh and last time. (The holiday is once again observed on November 11 beginning the following year.)
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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
- Heatwave - Boogie Nights
- KC and the Sunshine Band - Keep It Comin' Love
- Commodores - Brick House
- Donna Summer - I Feel Love
- Barry White - It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
- Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band (Medley) - Meco
- Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
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