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Sunday 4 December 1977

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Emily Ballard and Peter Ulvaeus. In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. The Goodbye Girl, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while The Second Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Restless Years. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Boot Hill or Super Bug.
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TV Series

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

The Restless Years

Written by: Reg Watson

Starring: June Salter

Country: Australia

The Cousteau Odyssey

Starring: Theodore Strauss, Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Country: United States

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Passe-Partout

Starring: Marie Eykel, Ève Gagnier, Jacques L'Heureux, Claire Pimparé

Country: Canada

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Young Ramsay

Starring: John Hargreaves, Serge Lazareff, Barbara Llewellyn, Louise Howitt

Country: Australia

King Cinder

Starring: Jeremy Arnold, Tony Caunter, Peter Duncan, Michael Hawkins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Goodbye Girl

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings

Country: United States

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Franois Truffaut, Teri Garr

Country: United States

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Pete's Dragon

Directed by: Don Chaffey

Starring: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale

Country: United States

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Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld

Country: United States

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Rolling Thunder

Directed by: John Flynn

Starring: William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 December 1977 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - secret ceremonies in honor of Bona Dea
  • R.C. Saints - Saint John of Damascus: optional memorial; also Saint Barbara
  • Santerfa, Lukumf - Day of Shango
  • International Hug Day. See Also: January 21st, National Hugging Day
  • Navy Day in India
Famous Birthdays:
  • Emily Ballard: Miss Washington Teen USA (1996).
  • Peter Ulvaeus: Swedish singer, the son of ABBA members Björn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog, and brother of Linda Ulvaeus.
  • Darvis Patton: American sprinter.
  • Big Pokey: American rapper (Screwed Up Click).
  • Morten Veland: Norwegian guitarist and songwriter (Sirenia Tristania and Mortemia).
See other famous people born on 04 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Leila Hyams: Actress (Red Headed Woman, Freaks), dies at 72.
Facts:
  • Hollis Stacy / Jerry Pate wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Championship
  • Jean-Bedel Bokassa, president of the Central African Republic, crowns himself Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire.
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 653 is hijacked and crashes in Tanjong Kupang, Johor, killing 100.

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Sport Games on 4 December 1977

NFL
American Football
  • Chicago Bears - Tampa Bay Buccaneers : 10 - 0
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Kansas City Chiefs : 27 - 7
  • Cleveland Browns - San Diego Chargers : 14 - 37
  • Denver Broncos - Houston Oilers : 24 - 14
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Books

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

The Second Deadly Sin

By: Lawrence Sanders

A taut and gripping tale that sets police detective Edward Delaney on the trail of a vicious criminal in New York’s art worldA month ago, world-renowned artist Victor Maitland was found

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The Honourable Schoolboy

By: John le Carre

Featuring George Smiley, The Honourable Schoolboy is the second installment in the renowned Karla Trilogy, the follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which was the inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, ...

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Dynasty

By: Robert S. Elegant

A story of three generations of the Sekloongs, Hong Kong merchant princes. The narrative follows the lives of the Sekloong brothers who are divided by ambition and adultery in a country

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Delta Of Venus

By: Anais Nin

"Delta of Venus joyously explores the art of human sexuality. Anais Nin's writing style is at once lyrical and straightforward. While she leaves no doubt in the reader's mind just what

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Zork

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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Boot Hill

Platform: Arcade

Genre: shooter game

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Circus

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy

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Super Bug

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing / Driving

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Video Olympics

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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