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Thursday 7 April 1977

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Silvana Arias . 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 The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck 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 Destroyer.
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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

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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 7 April 1977 ?

  • Saint Herman-Jozef (died 1241)
  • World Health Day - April 7th of every year is designated as World Health Day and celebrated by the 191 member countries of the World Health Organization to emphasize significant issues in public health of worldwide concern. Observed annually since 1948.
  • The feast of Annunciation is celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  • Saint John Baptist de La Salle (d.1719)
  • Mozambique - Women's Day.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Siegfried Buback: German lawyer and politician Attorney General of Germany (d. 1977).
  • Toronto Blue Jays' first game, they beat Chicago Cubs 9-5.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission bans the flame-retardant chemical "TRIS".
  • German Federal prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light.

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

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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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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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Air-Sea Battle

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Basic Math

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Educational (mathematics)

Publisher: Atari

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

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