Saturday 8 October 1977
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anne-Caroline Chausson and Jamie Marchi.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band (Medley) by Meco.
In UK Silver Lady by David Soul was in the top 5 hits.
Rolling Thunder, directed by John Flynn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while The Crash Of '79 by Paul E. Erdman was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Glenview High.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Wars or Baseball.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
- Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
- RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
- Anne-Caroline Chausson: French cyclist.
- Jamie Marchi: American voice actress director and screenwriter.
- Erna Siikavirta: Finnish singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Lordi).
- Giorgos Papasideris: Greek country singer , composer , lyricist (Born 1902).
- Largest baseball crowd in Pennsylvania, 64,924 see Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 in fourth National League championship game (Dodgers win pennant).
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band (Medley) - Meco
- KC and the Sunshine Band - Keep It Comin' Love
- Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
- Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better
- Shaun Cassidy - That's Rock 'N' Roll
- The Emotions - Best Of My Love
- Heatwave - Boogie Nights
- Foreigner - Cold As Ice
- Commodores - Brick House
- Andy Gibb - I Just Want To Be Your Everything
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