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Thursday 6 January 1977, Epiphany

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Amy Zappone and Stacey Gartrell in Sydney. In that special week of January people in US were listening to You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show) by Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.. In UK Under The Moon Of Love by Showaddywaddy was in the top 5 hits. The Sentinel, directed by Michael Winner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Storm Warning by Jack Higgins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Meeting of Minds. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Baseball or Basic Math.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Sentinel

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon

Country: United States

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Voyage of the Damned

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant

Country: United States

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The Enforcer

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino

Country: United States

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The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down

Country: United States

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King Kong

Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Meeting of Minds

Starring: Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows

Country: United States

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Captain Cosmic and 2T2

Starring: Bob Wilkins

Country: United States

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That's Cat

Starring: Whitman Mayo, Alice Playten

Country: United States

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Chorlton and the Wheelies

Starring: Joe Lynch

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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In Search of...

Starring: Leonard Nimoy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 6 January 1977 ?

  • Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
  • Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
  • In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
  • Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
  • Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
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  • EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
  • Mount Nyiragongo erupts in eastern Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo).
  • Ocean Park opens in Hong Kong.

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

Storm Warning

By: Jack Higgins

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Raise The Titanic!

By: Clive Cussler

A tidal wave of pounding excitement from the first page to the last ...Two and a half miles beneath the icy North Atlantic the mighty Titanic holds the key to the

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Ceremony Of The Innocent

By: Taylor Caldwell

One of this country's most acclaimed novelists returns to late nineteenth and early twentieth century America as the setting for her most personal novel: the parallel stories of a woman and

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The Crash Of '79

By: Paul E. Erdman


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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

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Indy 500

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

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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Basic Math

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Educational (mathematics)

Publisher: Atari

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