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Sunday 11 December 1977

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Margaret Hoover and Brandon Rogers. 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 The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Restless Years. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Super Bug or DND.
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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 11 December 1977 ?

  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
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  • Billboard Awards
  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL win their very first game against the New Orleans Saints. They had lost their first 26 games before the win.

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Sport Games on 11 December 1977

American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - Los Angeles Rams : 7 - 23
  • Buffalo Bills - New York Jets : 14 - 10
  • Detroit Lions - Baltimore Colts : 13 - 10
  • Green Bay Packers - Chicago Bears : 10 - 21
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Silmarillion

By: J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

“Majestic! . . . Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury .

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True Confessions

By: John Gregory Dunne

In 1940s Los Angeles, an unidentified murder victim is found bisected in a shadowy lot. A catchy nickname is given her in jest—"The Virgin Tramp"—and suddenly a "nice little homicide that

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The Book Of Merlyn

By: Terence H. White

This magnificent fantasy of the last days of King Arthur, his faithful magician and his animal teachers, completes the tragedy and romance of THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Basic Math

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Educational (mathematics)

Publisher: Atari

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Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Super Bug

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing / Driving

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy

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Platform: PDP-10

Genre: Role-playing video game

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