Monday 29 August 1977
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John Patrick O'Brien and Melissa Benoit.
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.
House, directed by Nobuhiko Ohbayashi, 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 Eagle of the Ninth.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dominos or Space Wars.
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Which were the important events of 29 August 1977 ?
- The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
- Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
- Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
- 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
- Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
- John Patrick O'Brien: American footballer.
- Melissa Benoit: American rape and homicide victim.
- Chris Johnson: TV Actor.
- Cayetano : Greek DJ and producer.
- Devean George: American basketball player.
- John Hensley: American actor
- John O'Brien: American soccer player
- Roy Oswalt: American baseball player
- Charlie Pickering: Australian comedian and radio host
- Aaron Rowand: American baseball player and sportscaster
- Jo Weil: German actor and singer
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
- Commodores - Easy
- James Taylor - Handy Man
- The Floaters - Float On
- Crosby, Stills and Nash - Just A Song Before I Go
- Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop
- The Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23
- Electric Light Orchestra - Telephone Line
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