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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.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Demon Seed

Directed by: Donald Cammell

Starring: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham

Country: United States

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Aguirre: The Wrath of God

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo

Country: United States

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3 Women

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule

Country: United States

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The Eagle Has Landed

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall

Country: United States

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Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Out of Bounds

Starring: Melvin McClymont, John Price, Barbara Slater, Barrie Houghton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Galton & Simpson Playhouse

Starring: John Bird, Richard Briers, Charles Gray, Roy Kinnear

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Take Hart

Starring: Tony Hart, Colin Bennett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer

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Busting Loose

Written by: Lowell Ganz, Mark Rothman

Starring: Adam Arkin, Paul Sylvan, Greg Antonacci, Danny Goldman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1 April 1977 ?

  • 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.
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  • 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.

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

The Valhalla Exchange

By: Harry Patterson

A lone journalist unravels the mystery behind a Nazi war criminal’s escape In 1945, as the Allies closed in on war-ravaged Berlin, Hitler’s personal secretary, Martin Bormann, made his escape.

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The Chancellor Manuscript

By: Robert Ludlum

Did J. Edgar Hoover die a natural death? Or was he murdered? When a group of high-minded and high-placed intellectuals known as Inver Brass detect a monstrous threat to the country

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By: Sterling Hayden

A magnificent epic of the sea and a dynamic portrait of turn-of-the-century America.—Publishers Weekly

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By: Brooke Hayward

From the moment of its publication in 1977, Haywire was a national sensation and a #1 bestseller, a celebrated Hollywood memoir of a glittering family and the stunning darkness that lurked

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin Taito


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Basic Math

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Educational (mathematics)

Publisher: Atari

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy

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Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin Taito

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