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Wednesday 6 April 1977

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Teddy Sears and Gianna Jessen. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Dancing Queen by ABBA. In UK Knowing Me, Knowing You by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Rabid, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while How To Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Out of Bounds. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air-Sea Battle or Boot Hill.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Demon Seed

Directed by: Donald Cammell

Starring: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham

Country: United States

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Aguirre: The Wrath of God

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo

Country: United States

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3 Women

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule

Country: United States

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The Eagle Has Landed

Directed by: John Sturges

Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall

Country: United States

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Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Out of Bounds

Starring: Melvin McClymont, John Price, Barbara Slater, Barrie Houghton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Galton & Simpson Playhouse

Starring: John Bird, Richard Briers, Charles Gray, Roy Kinnear

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Take Hart

Starring: Tony Hart, Colin Bennett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer

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Busting Loose

Written by: Lowell Ganz, Mark Rothman

Starring: Adam Arkin, Paul Sylvan, Greg Antonacci, Danny Goldman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 April 1977 ?

  • Saint Isolde
  • Tartan Day, a day set aside for the celebration of Scottish influence.
  • The date of organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the start of the Restoration Movement by Joseph Smith Junior. Also the date on which this church believes Jesus Christ was born.
  • In Thailand, April 6th marks Chakri Day - a day to commemorate King Rama I, founder of the Chakri dynasty.
  • Saint Balderik
Famous Birthdays:
  • Teddy Sears
  • Gianna Jessen: American who as a baby was delivered alive in an abortion clinic about 18 hours after her 17-year-old mother was injected with saline solution.
  • Ville Nieminen: Finnish ice hockey player.
  • Andy Phillips: American baseball player and coach.
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  • Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released
  • Kingdome opens, Seattle Mariners' first game, loses to California Angels 7-0.

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

How To Save Your Own Life

By: Erica Jong

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.

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The Gamesman

By: Michael Maccoby

The Gamesman: The New Corporate Leaders

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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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October Light

By: John Gardner

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. New Directions is excited to reissue the Gardner classics, beginning with October Light, a complex relationship rendered in a down-to-earth narrative.October

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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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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Boot Hill

Platform: Arcade

Genre: shooter game

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Triple Hunt

Triple Hunt

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Light gun shooter

Publisher: Atari

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