Thursday 27 October 1977
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jiri Jarosik and Kumar Sangakkara.
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.
Pete's Dragon, directed by Don Chaffey, 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 King Cinder.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dominos or Street Racer.
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Which were the important events of 27 October 1977 ?
- St. Namatius
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
- Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- St. Desiderius
- R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
- St. Vincent, Sabina, & Christeta
- St. Capitolina
- St. Odhran
- St. Elesbaan
- St. Florentius
- St. Frumentius, the saint who introduced Christianity into Ethiopia.
- St. Gaudiosus
- St. Abban of Murnevin
- Jiri Jarosik: Czech footballer.
- Kumar Sangakkara: Sri Lankan cricketer.
- Jiří Jarošík: Czech footballer.
- Sheeri Rappaport: American actress.
- James M Cain: US writer (Postman Always Rings Twice), dies at 85.
- Amsterdam businessman M Caransa kidnapped
- NASA launches space vehicle S-200.
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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