Tuesday 1 March 1977
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Esther Cañadas and Thomas VDB.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen) by Barbra Streisand.
In UK When I Need You by Leo Sayer was in the top 5 hits.
Slap Shot, directed by George Roy Hill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while The Users by Joyce Haber was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Galton & Simpson Playhouse.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dominos or Triple Hunt.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Eudoxia
- Self Injury Awareness Day
- Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
- Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
- Saint David's Day (National Holiday of Wales).
- Iceland - This day is called the Beer Day, but this day in 1989 beer was allowed again.
- Martisor - a seasonal holiday in Romania.
- Baba Marta - a Bulgarian custom when the Martenitsa is worn for good health and luck symbolizing the beginning of the spring season in Bulgaria.
- Eight Hours Day - Tasmania, Australia.
- Saint Albin
- Labour day - Western Australia.
- Saint Swidbert
- Bah�'f Faith - Last Day (4 or 5) of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- World Day of Prayer.
- Roman Empire - The sacred fire of Rome was renewed (See Vesta).
- Roman Empire - New Year.
- World Civil Defense Day - This Day commemorates the entry into force in 1972 of the ICDO Constitution as an inter-governmental organisation. 
- Roman Empire - Matronalia in honor of Juno.
- Independence Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Saint Monan, largely legendary Scottish saint.
- Esther Cañadas: Spanish actress and model.
- Thomas VDB
- Rod White in Sharon: Pennsylvania; archer (Olympics-gold-1996).
- Esther Canadas: Spanish actress and model.
- Melissa Tremblay: American missing person at age 11, Lawrence, MA.
- Donovan Patton: TV Actor.
- Lucy Pargeter: Soap Opera Actress.
- Rens Blom: Dutch pole vaulter.
- Rod White: Sharon, Pennsylvania -- Archer (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Bank of America adopts the name VISA for their credit cards.
- US extends territorial waters to 200 miles.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Barbra Streisand - Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)
- Eagles - New Kid In Town
- Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle
- Kenny Nolan - I Like Dreamin'
- Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By The Light
- Bob Seger - Night Moves
- ABBA - Dancing Queen
- Al Stewart - Year Of The Cat
- Mary MacGregor - Torn Between Two Lovers
- Barry Manilow - Weekend In New England
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