Friday 1 April 1977
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Samuel Ganes and Jon Gosselin.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Rich Girl by Daryl Hall & John Oates.
In UK Chanson D'Amour by The Manhattan Transfer was in the top 5 hits.
Rabid, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while The Valhalla Exchange by Harry Patterson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Out of Bounds.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Depthcharge or Basic Math.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Waleric
- Saint Hugh of Grenoble
- Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
- India - Start of financial year.
- Canada - Beginning of government's fiscal year.
- Japan - The official start of school years in most universities and schools. Also, the official First Day of Work at companies and offices for new university graduates hires, marked by welcoming ceremonies and speeches.
- April 1 is known as April Fool's Day or All Fools' Day in many countries.
- Roman Empire - Veneralia celebrated to honor Venus.
- In San Marino, two Captains Regent, elected by Parliament, take office for six months.
- Last day of the Assyrian New Year Celebration
- Saint Jacoba
- International Day of the Birds.
- In England and Wales, local government reorganisations traditionally happen on April 1.
- Brielle celebrates victory of 1572 over Spaniards.
- Pigasus Award announcement.
- Samuel Ganes
- Jon Gosselin: American TV personality.
- Vitor Belfort: Brazilian-American boxer and mixed martial artist.
- Haimar Zubeldia: Spanish cyclist.
- NFL decides to experiment with a 7th official in some preseason games.
- Attempt for Muslim state in Chad fails.
- The small market town of Hay-on-Wye declares independence from the UK, as a publicity stunt.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Rich Girl
- ABBA - Dancing Queen
- David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us
- Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
- Barbra Streisand - Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)
- Glen Campbell - Southern Nights
- 10cc - The Things We Do For Love
- Eagles - Hotel California
- Natalie Cole - I've Got Love On My Mind
- Wings - Maybe I'm Amazed
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