Friday August 12, 1977
US date format: 8/12/1977, UK date format: 12/8/1977
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 12, 1977). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Vanessa Nimmo and Iva Majoli.
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.
That Obscure Object of Desire, directed by Luis Buñuel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while Illusions by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Be My Guest.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blackjack or Space Wars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 12, 1977?
- Space shuttle Enterprise makes first atmospheric flight.
- High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1 launched into Earth orbit.
- The first free flight of the Space Shuttle Enterprise.
- The Sri Lankan riots of 1977, targeting the minority Sri Lankan Tamil people, begin, less than a month after the United National Party came to power. Over 300 Tamils are killed.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 12, 1977?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Andy Gibb - I Just Want To Be Your Everything
- Peter Frampton - I'm In You
- The Emotions - Best Of My Love
- Rita Coolidge - (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher
- Peter McCann - Do You Wanna Make Love
- Barbra Streisand - My Heart Belongs To Me
- Commodores - Easy
- Pablo Cruise - Whatcha Gonna Do?
- Alice Cooper - You And Me
- Bay City Rollers - You Made Me Believe In Magic
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?