Saturday 30 April 1977
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jeannie Haddaway and Alexandra Holden.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Southern Nights by Glen Campbell.
In UK Knowing Me, Knowing You by Abba was in the top 5 hits.
The White Buffalo, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while Oliver'S Story by Erich Segal was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching ¿Qué pasa, U.S.A.?.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air-Sea Battle or Surround.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 30 April 1977 ?
- Sweden - Birthday of King Carl XVI Gustav, an official flag day.
- Mexico - Children's Day.
- The Netherlands - Queen's Day.
- Saint Pope Pius V
- LaVeyan Satanism - Walpurgisnacht, or Walpurgis Night, as noted in The Satanic Bible.
- Saint Eutropius
- Saint Maximus, 3rd century martyr
- Saint Marianus and James, martyrs in Numidia in 259
- Scandinavia - The arrival of spring, Walpurgis Night.
- Saint Joseph Benedict Cottolengo
- Roman Empire - third day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Blessed Hildegard
- Blessed Radolf of Affligem
- Blessed Rosemonde
- Vietnam - Liberation Day.
- Bealtaine Eve (From either Irish Bealtaine or Scottish Gaelic). Originally a Celtic Druid holiday.
- Saint Suitbert the Younger (d. 807)
- Jeannie Haddaway: American politician.
- Alexandra Holden: American actress.
- Pell James: American actress.
- Meredith Patterson: American technologist journalist and author.
- Clive Martin Douglas: Composer, dies at 73.
- Party with Comden & Green closes at Morosco NYC after 92 performances
- Ron Cey sets record of 29 RBIs in April
- Billy Graham beats Bruno Sammartino in Baltimore, Maryland, to become WWF champion.
- Led Zeppelin sets a new world record attendance for an indoor attraction at the Pontiac Silverdome when 76,229 persons attend a concert here on the group's 1977 North American Tour.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Glen Campbell - Southern Nights
- Eagles - Hotel California
- Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
- Leo Sayer - When I Need You
- Natalie Cole - I've Got Love On My Mind
- David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us
- Atlanta Rhythm Section - So In To You
- Jennifer Warnes - Right Time Of The Night
- Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
- William Bell - Tryin' To Love Two
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