Saturday July 02, 1977

US date format: 7/2/1977, UK date format: 2/7/1977

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 2, 1977). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Monica Ivancan and Randy McDowell. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) by Bill Conti. In UK So You Win Again by Hot Chocolate was in the top 5 hits. The Spy Who Loved Me, directed by Lewis Gilbert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The House That Jack Built. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Triple Hunt or Basic Math.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Feast Day of St. John Regis
  • Originally, in the Roman Catholic Church, the Feast of the Visitation was celebrated on this day, although it has since been transferred to May 31
  • Palio di Provenzano in Siena, Italy
  • Canada Day. Under the Holidays Act, Canada Day is always observed on July 1 unless that date falls on a Sunday, in which case it is observed on July 2.

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The Spy Who Loved Me

The Spy Who Loved Me

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel

Country: United States of America

The People That Time Forgot

The People That Time Forgot

Directed by: Kevin Connor

Starring: Patrick Wayne, Doug McClure, Sarah Douglas, Dana Gillespie

MacArthur

MacArthur

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

Starring: Gregory Peck, Dan O'Herlihy, Ed Flanders, Ivan Bonar

Joyride

Joyride

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Starring: Desi Arnaz Jr., Robert Carradine, Melanie Griffith, Anne Lockhart

Viva Knievel!

Viva Knievel!

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Starring: Evel Knievel, Gene Kelly, Lauren Hutton, Red Buttons

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The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built

Directed by: Henry Barrial

Cottage to Let

Cottage to Let

Directed by: Sinister Cinema

Hollywood High

Hollywood High

Directed by: Patrick Wright

Rock Follies of '77

Rock Follies of '77

Fernwood Tonight

Fernwood Tonight

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Starring: Martin Mull, Fred Willard, Frank De Vol, Tommy Tedesco

Country: United States of America

Days to next July 02

If July 02, 1977 is your birthday you're 43 years, 2 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

The Thorn Birds

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“Beautiful….Compelling entertainment.”—New York Times“A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous.”—Chicago TribuneOne of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough’s sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall …

It Didn'T Start With Watergate by Victor Lasky

It Didn'T Start With Watergate

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New reprint of book by best selling author of JFK: The Man and the Myth. This carefully documented book highlights the hypocracy that has gripped both the beltway and the

How To Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong

How To Save Your Own Life

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Erica Jong--like Isadora Wing, her fictional doppelganger--was rich and famous, brainy and beautiful, and soaring high with erotica and marijuana in 1977, the year this book was first published.

The Gamesman by Michael Maccoby

The Gamesman

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The Gamesman: The New Corporate Leaders

The Chancellor Manuscript by Robert Ludlum

The Chancellor Manuscript

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Boot Hill

Boot Hill

Platform: Arcade

Genre: shooter game

Triple Hunt

Triple Hunt

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Light gun shooter

Publisher: Atari

Basic Math

Basic Math

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Educational (mathematics)

Publisher: Atari

Air-Sea Battle

Air-Sea Battle

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Circus

Circus

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy


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