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Thursday 5 May 1977

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Virginie Efira and Barbara Harel. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Hotel California by Eagles. In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Cross of Iron, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Roots by Alex Haley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Poldark. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basic Math or Circus.
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Cross of Iron

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason

Country: United States

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The White Buffalo

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jack Warden, Will Sampson

Country: United States

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Annie Hall

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

Country: United States

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The Beast

Directed by: Walerian Borowczyk

Starring: Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel, Elisabeth Kaza

Country: United States

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Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier

Country: United States

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Starring: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Ralph Bates

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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¿Qué pasa, U.S.A.?

Written by: Manny Mendoza

Starring: Velia Martinez, Ana Margarita Martínez Casado, Luis G. Oquendo, Manolo Villaverde

Country: United States

All That Glitters

Starring: Barbara Baxley, Eileen Brennan, Vanessa Brown, Greg Evigan

Country: United States

Vise od igre

Starring: Petar Bozovic, Nikola Simic, Zika Milenkovic, Ljiljana Dragutinovic

Oi pantheoi

Starring: Katia Dandoulaki, Angelos Antonopoulos, Lykourgos Kallergis, Faidon Georgitsis

Country: Greece

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Which were the important events of 5 May 1977 ?

  • Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
  • Euthymios the Wonderworker
  • Barlaam of Serpukhov
  • Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
  • Eulogios the Confessor
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By: Alex Haley

One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn’t been seen since the

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By: Leon Uris

Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that ...

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The Chancellor Manuscript

By: Robert Ludlum

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

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The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank

By: Erma Bombeck

"She is marvelously funny, direct as a hypodermic, a virtuoso in the field of suburban living....Lovely stuff."VOGUEIt's the expose to end all exposes--the truth about the suburbs: where they planted trees

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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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Air-Sea Battle

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: RCA Studio II

Genre: Sport

Publisher: RCA

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Basic Math

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Educational (mathematics)

Publisher: Atari

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy

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