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Friday 8 April 1977

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ana de la Reguera and Sara Shepard. 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. The Beast, directed by Walerian Borowczyk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Oi pantheoi. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Boot Hill or Combat.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

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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Demon Seed

Directed by: Donald Cammell

Starring: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham

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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Aguirre: The Wrath of God

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Oi pantheoi

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

Country: Greece

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 April 1977 ?

  • Saint Constance
  • Buddha's Birthday in Japan
  • Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
  • Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Israel premier Yitzhak Rabin resigns.
  • The punk band The Clash's debut album ''The Clash'' is released in the UK on CBS Records.

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


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 Valhalla Exchange

By: Harry Patterson

A lone journalist unravels the mystery behind a Nazi war criminal’s escape In 1945, as the Allies closed in on war-ravaged Berlin, Hitler’s personal secretary, Martin Bormann, made his escape.

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Your Erroneous Zones

By: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

This best selling guide sends a simple but profound message - avoid the trap of negative thinking and master the art of self-actualization.

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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 ?

Video Olympics

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Boot Hill

Platform: Arcade

Genre: shooter game

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Street Racer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Super Bug

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing / Driving

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