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Thursday 8 December 1977

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sébastien Chabal and Elsa Benitez. In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. Saturday Night Fever, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Designing Your Face by Way Bandy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Restless Years. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Combat or Indy 500.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Saturday Night Fever

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller

Country: United States

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The Goodbye Girl

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings

Country: United States

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Franois Truffaut, Teri Garr

Country: United States

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Pete's Dragon

Directed by: Don Chaffey

Starring: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale

Country: United States

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Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Restless Years

Written by: Reg Watson

Starring: June Salter

Country: Australia

The Cousteau Odyssey

Starring: Theodore Strauss, Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Country: United States

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Starring: Marie Eykel, Ève Gagnier, Jacques L'Heureux, Claire Pimparé

Country: Canada

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Young Ramsay

Starring: John Hargreaves, Serge Lazareff, Barbara Llewellyn, Louise Howitt

Country: Australia

King Cinder

Starring: Jeremy Arnold, Tony Caunter, Peter Duncan, Michael Hawkins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 December 1977 ?

  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
  • R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
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  • 43rd Heisman Trophy Award: Earl Campbell, Texas (RB).

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

Designing Your Face

By: Way Bandy

Designing Your Face: An Illustrated Guide to Using Cosmetics

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The Amityville Horror

By: Jay Anson

In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers,

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By: Richard Bach

In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of ...

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By: Richard E. Leakey and Roger Lewin

Richard Leakey's personal account of his fossil hunting and landmark discoveries at Lake Turkana, his reassessment of human prehistory based on new evidence and analytic techniques, and his profound pondering of

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: RCA Studio II

Genre: Sport

Publisher: RCA

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (gambling)

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy

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Indy 500

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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