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Wednesday 10 August 1977

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Aaron Kamin and Josh Gates. In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Just Want To Be Your Everything by Andy Gibb. In UK Angelo by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. The Kentucky Fried Movie, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Making of James Bond - 007. If you liked videogames you were probably playing DND or Zork.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci

Country: United States

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The Hills Have Eyes

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Robert Houston, John Steadman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson

Country: United States

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The Island of Dr. Moreau

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport

Country: United States

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The Spy Who Loved Me

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jrgens

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

The Making of James Bond - 007

Starring: Janet Woollacott, Lewis Gilbert, Albert R. Broccoli, William P. Cartlidge

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Keane Brothers Show

Starring: John M. Keane, Tom Keane

Country: United States

A Year at the Top

Written by: Heywood Kling

Starring: Greg Evigan, Paul Shaffer, Gabriel Dell, Julie Cobb

Country: United States

Hollywood Greats

Starring: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Drei sind einer zuviel

Starring: Thomas Fritsch, Herbert Herrmann, Jutta Speidel, Eduard Linkers

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 10 August 1977 ?

  • Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
  • Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
  • Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
  • St. Deusdedit
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Famous Deaths:
  • US and Panamana sign Panama Canal Zone accord
  • In Yonkers, New York, 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz (''Son of Sam'') is arrested for a series of killings in the New York City area over the period of one year.

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What news were making the headlines those days in August 1977?

  • Time: Carter with (clockwise) U.S.S.R's Brezhnev, Israel's Begin, Egypt's Sadat, China's Hua Kuo-feng and
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8549
  • Time: Inset: painter Peter Paul Rubens.


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

The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank

By: Erma Bombeck

"She is marvelously funny, direct as a hypodermic, a virtuoso in the field of suburban living....Lovely stuff."VOGUEIt's the expose to end all exposes--the truth about the suburbs: where they planted trees

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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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Oliver'S Story

By: Erich Segal

Oliver loved Jenny. Now, two lonely years later, Jenny is gone and Oliver Barrett IV feels he will never love again--should never love again.

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The Dragons Of Eden

By: Carl Sagan

Dr. Carl Sagan takes us on a great reading adventure, offering his vivid and startling insight into the brain of man and beast, the origin of human intelligence, the function of

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: PDP-10

Genre: Role-playing video game

Indy 500

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: PDP-10

Genre: Role-playing video game

Triple Hunt

Triple Hunt

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Light gun shooter

Publisher: Atari


Platform: PDP-10, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 128, CP/M, TRS-80, IBM PC, Apple II, Apple IIe, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple Macintosh, Atari ST, DOS, NEC PC-9801, MSX,

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Personal Software Infocom Activision

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