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Wednesday 12 January 1977

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sara Walsh in South Bend and Cade McNown. In that special week of January people in US were listening to You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Leo Sayer. In UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. The Sentinel, directed by Michael Winner, 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 Busting Loose. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 500 or Baseball.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Busting Loose

Written by: Lowell Ganz, Mark Rothman

Starring: Adam Arkin, Paul Sylvan, Greg Antonacci, Danny Goldman

Country: United States

Meeting of Minds

Starring: Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows

Country: United States

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Ludwig

Starring: Jon Glover

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Wildlife on One

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

International Festival of Animation

Starring: Jean Marsh

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Sentinel

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon

Country: United States

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Voyage of the Damned

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant

Country: United States

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The Enforcer

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino

Country: United States

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A Star Is Born

Directed by: Frank Pierson

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey

Country: United States

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The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1977 ?

Holidays:
  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
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Facts:
  • Ipi Tombi opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris releases Abu Daoud, responsible for 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Super Bowl -- Jan. 10, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8518
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Jimmy Carter, Man of the Year -- Jan. 3, 1977

Books

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

Sleeping Murder

By: Agatha Christie

In Agatha Christie’s classic, Sleeping Murder, the indomitable Miss Marple turns ghost hunter and uncovers shocking evidence of a perfect crime.Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen.

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Trinity

By: Leon Uris

Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that ...

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Storm Warning

By: Jack Higgins

During World War II, a group of German expatriates trapped in Brazil must sail across five thousand miles of tempestuous water to reach their homeland--and face the deadly barricade of American and British military power.

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To Jerusalem And Back

By: Saul Bellow

Nobel laureate Saul Bellow’s revealing interviews and meditations, steeped in history and literature, on the unique spirit and challenges of IsraelA powerful, stimulating testament, To Jerusalem and Back is a rigorous attempt to come to grips with Israel’s history and ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Indy 500

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Street Racer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Baseball

Platform: RCA Studio II

Genre: Sport

Publisher: RCA

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Super Bug

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing / Driving

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Video Olympics

Video Olympics

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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