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Saturday 31 December 1977, NewYear’s Eve

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ildiko Kecan and Donald Trump Jr. In that special week of December people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. Coma, directed by Michael Crichton, 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 Abarenbô Shôgun. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Combat or Zork.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Coma

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Genevive Bujold

Country: United States

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High Anxiety

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman

Country: United States

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The Gauntlet

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Saturday Night Fever

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller

Country: United States

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The Goodbye Girl

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

When Havoc Struck

Starring: Glenn Ford

Country: United States

World War II: G.I. Diary

Starring: Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States

Hinge and Bracket

Starring: Patrick Fyffe, George Logan

Country: United Kingdom

Shepherd's Pie

Starring: Jean Shepherd

Country: United States

The Adventures of Hammy the Hamster

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1977 ?

Holidays:
  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Bubbling Brown Sugar closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 766 performances
  • Man of La Mancha closes at Palace Theater NYC after 124 performances
  • WFAT (Brooklyn New York pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
  • Donald Woods, a banned white editor flees South Africa.
  • Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with Vietnam.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1977?

  • Time: New Empire of Faith' Inset: Menachem Begin
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cooking Craze -- Dec. 19, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8568

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Trinity

By: Leon Uris

Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that ...

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Sleeping Murder

By: Agatha Christie

In Agatha Christie’s classic, Sleeping Murder, the indomitable Miss Marple turns ghost hunter and uncovers shocking evidence of a perfect crime.Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen.

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Storm Warning

By: Jack Higgins

Dust jacket missing. Bright clean boards have light edge wear. Text is perfect. Same day shipping from AZ.

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Slapstick

By: Kurt Vonnegut

Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today’s follies.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Baseball

Platform: RCA Studio II

Genre: Sport

Publisher: RCA

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Combat

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Dominos

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

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Surround

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Zork

Platform: PDP-10, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 128, CP/M, TRS-80, IBM PC, Apple II, Apple IIe, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple Macintosh, Atari ST, DOS, NEC PC-9801, MSX,

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Personal Software Infocom Activision

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