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Thursday 4 August 1977

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Laetitia Valdonado and Desmon Heck. In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Just Want To Be Your Everything by Andy Gibb. In UK I Feel Love by Donna Summer was in the top 5 hits. The Kentucky Fried Movie, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while The Crash Of '79 by Paul E. Erdman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching A Year at the Top. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Circus or Surround.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci

Country: United States

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The Hills Have Eyes

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Robert Houston, John Steadman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson

Country: United States

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The Island of Dr. Moreau

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport

Country: United States

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The Spy Who Loved Me

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jrgens

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

A Year at the Top

Written by: Heywood Kling

Starring: Greg Evigan, Paul Shaffer, Gabriel Dell, Julie Cobb

Country: United States

Hollywood Greats

Starring: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Drei sind einer zuviel

Starring: Thomas Fritsch, Herbert Herrmann, Jutta Speidel, Eduard Linkers

The Foundation

Written by: Richard Gregson

Starring: Lynette Davies, John Barron, Geoffrey Whitehead, Patsy Kensit

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Fernwood Tonight

Written by: Norman Lear

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 August 1977 ?

  • Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
  • El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
  • Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
  • Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
  • St. Luanus/Lugid
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Famous Deaths:
  • Emil Bloch: German philosopher (Principle Hope, Traces), dies at 92.
  • President Carter establishes Department of Energy
  • US President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating the United States Department of Energy.

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

The Crash Of '79

By: Paul E. Erdman


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Oliver'S Story

By: Erich Segal

Oliver loved Jenny. Now, two lonely years later, Jenny is gone and Oliver Barrett IV feels he will never love again--should never love again.

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The Dragons Of Eden

By: Carl Sagan

Dr. Carl Sagan takes us on a great reading adventure, offering his vivid and startling insight into the brain of man and beast, the origin of human intelligence, the function of

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It Didn'T Start With Watergate

By: Victor Lasky

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

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy

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Indy 500

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: PDP-10, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 128, CP/M, TRS-80, IBM PC, Apple II, Apple IIe, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple Macintosh, Atari ST, DOS, NEC PC-9801, MSX,

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Personal Software Infocom Activision

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