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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- 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
- Saint Marcellinus of Carthage (d.413)
- St. Sixtus
- Saint Wineboud
- Blessed Notker
- The start of the tax year in the United Kingdom (arising from the 11 day correction to March 25 at the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752).
- 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.
- Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released
- Kingdome opens, Seattle Mariners' first game, loses to California Angels 7-0.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- ABBA - Dancing Queen
- David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us
- Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Rich Girl
- Glen Campbell - Southern Nights
- 10cc - The Things We Do For Love
- Eagles - Hotel California
- Natalie Cole - I've Got Love On My Mind
- Barbra Streisand - Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)
- Atlanta Rhythm Section - So In To You
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