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Sunday 8 May 1977

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Walcott and Pepe Sánchez. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Hotel California by Eagles. In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. The Car, directed by Elliot Silverstein, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Poldark. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Super Bug or Surround.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Car

Directed by: Elliot Silverstein

Starring: James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley

Country: United States

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Cross of Iron

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason

Country: United States

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The White Buffalo

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jack Warden, Will Sampson

Country: United States

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Annie Hall

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

Country: United States

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The Beast

Directed by: Walerian Borowczyk

Starring: Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel, Elisabeth Kaza

Country: United States

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Starring: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Ralph Bates

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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¿Qué pasa, U.S.A.?

Written by: Manny Mendoza

Starring: Velia Martinez, Ana Margarita Martínez Casado, Luis G. Oquendo, Manolo Villaverde

Country: United States

All That Glitters

Starring: Barbara Baxley, Eileen Brennan, Vanessa Brown, Greg Evigan

Country: United States

Vise od igre

Starring: Petar Bozovic, Nikola Simic, Zika Milenkovic, Ljiljana Dragutinovic

Oi pantheoi

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

Country: Greece

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1977 ?

  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
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  • Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic.
  • David Berkowitz pleads guilty in "Son of Sam" 44-caliber shootings.

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

A Book Of Common Prayer

By: Joan Didion

Writing with the telegraphic swiftness and microscopic sensitivity that have made her one of our most distinguished journalists, Joan Didion creates a shimmering novel of innocence and evil.A

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By: Gail Sheehy

At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow

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By: John Cheever

Stunning and brutally powerful, Falconer tells the story of a man named Farragut, his crime and punishment, and his struggle to remain a man in a universe bent on beating him

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By: Alex Haley

One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn’t been seen since the

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Basic Math

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Educational (mathematics)

Publisher: Atari

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: PDP-10

Genre: Role-playing video game

Super Bug

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing / Driving

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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