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 Sara Shepard and Mehran Ghassemi.
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.
Jabberwocky, directed by Terry Gilliam, 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 Blackjack or Surround.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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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).
- Sara Shepard: Novelist.
- Mehran Ghassemi: Iranian journalist and author (d. 2008).
- Mark Spencer: American computer programmer and engineer.
- Frank Milan: Actor (Witness), dies at 71.
- 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 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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