Tuesday 1 February 1977
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anne-Claire Coudray and Lari Ketner.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor.
In UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits.
Salon Kitty, directed by Tinto Brass, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while Roots by Alex Haley was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Video Olympics or Space Wars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 February 1977 ?
- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Anne-Claire Coudray: French journalist presenting the evening news on TF1 private channel, from Friday to Sunday.
- Lari Ketner: American football player (d. 2014).
- Kevin Kilbane: English-Irish footballer and sportscaster.
- Robert Traylor: American basketball player (d. 2011).
- Edmond [Moore] Hamilton: United States -- Sci-fi Author (Danger Planet), dies at 72.
- Heavy blizzard in New England claims 100 lives.
- Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Mary MacGregor - Torn Between Two Lovers
- Rose Royce - Car Wash
- Brick - Dazz
- Eagles - New Kid In Town
- The Sylvers - Hot Line
- Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By The Light
- Barbra Streisand - Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)
- Stevie Wonder - I Wish
- Jacksons - Enjoy Yourself
- Aerosmith - Walk This Way
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