Sunday 1 May 1977
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anna Louise Wilson in Dunedin and Vera Lischka.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Southern Nights by Glen Campbell.
In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits.
The White Buffalo, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while Changing by Liv Ullmann was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Poldark.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Street Racer or Dominos.
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Which were the important events of 1 May 1977 ?
- Saint James the Less.
- Saint Sigismund of Burgundy.
- Saint Florine
- Saint Augustin Schoeffer
- Saint Theodulf.
- Saint Andeol.
- Czech Republic - "National Love Day" ? couples tend to flock to the memorial of the poet Karel Hynek M�cha in Prague and kiss.
- Festival of Matsu in Taiwan and various locales along the southern coast of China (2005).
- Malta - L-Ewwel ta Mejju, Malta, Jum il-haddiem (Worker's Day).
- United States - Law Day, U.S.A., Loyalty Day.
- Roman Empire - fourth and last day of the Floralia in honour of Flora.
- Roman Empire - all-female festival in honour of Bona Dea.
- Saint Joseph the Worker (also known as Saint Joseph's Day).
- Maharashtra Divas (Maharashtra Day) in the state of Maharastra, India. On May 1, 1960, Maharashtra came into existence when Bombay State was split into the new linguistic states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
- Beltane, L� Bealtaine, the first day of Summer in modern Ireland was celebrated by the Celts, and is now also celebrated by Neopagans and Wiccans.
- May crowning - Unofficial ritual ceremony usually happening in the Roman Catholic Church.
- Lei Day - Hawaiian holiday for the Lei.
- Saint Jeremiah.
- May Day, Labour Day, Workers' Day, Day of the International Solidarity of Workers.
- Italy - national holiday (Giorno dei Lavoratori).
- Anna Louise Wilson in Dunedin: New Zealand; 100 metre breast stroke (Olympics-1996).
- Vera Lischka: Austrian swimmer and politician.
- Empress Lilly dedicated
- Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:35:15.4).
- Debbie Austin wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic.
- 36 people are killed in Taksim Square, Istanbul, during the Labour Day celebrations.
- The Taksim Square massacre in Istanbul results in 34 deaths, hundreds of injuries.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Glen Campbell - Southern Nights
- Eagles - Hotel California
- Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
- Leo Sayer - When I Need You
- Natalie Cole - I've Got Love On My Mind
- David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us
- Atlanta Rhythm Section - So In To You
- Jennifer Warnes - Right Time Of The Night
- Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
- William Bell - Tryin' To Love Two
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