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Tuesday 12 July 1977

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Brock Lesnar and Steve Howey. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Da Doo Ron Ron by Shaun Cassidy. In UK So You Win Again by Hot Chocolate was in the top 5 hits. Orca, directed by Michael Anderson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Roots by Alex Haley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Foundation. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dominos or Triple Hunt.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


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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Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal

Country: United States

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New York, New York

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Foundation

Written by: Richard Gregson

Starring: Lynette Davies, John Barron, Geoffrey Whitehead, Patsy Kensit

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Fernwood Tonight

Written by: Norman Lear

Starring: Martin Mull, Fred Willard, Frank De Vol, Tommy Tedesco

Country: United States

Chôdenji mashin Borutesu Faibu

Starring: Joseph Bitangcol, Christine Bonnevie, Ricci Chan, Dodo Crisol

Country: Japan


Starring: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Ralph Bates

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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¿Qué pasa, U.S.A.?

Written by: Manny Mendoza

Starring: Velia Martinez, Ana Margarita Martínez Casado, Luis G. Oquendo, Manolo Villaverde

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 July 1977 ?

  • Sveti Petar (St. Peter)
  • Sunset and sunrise occur along Manhattan's street grid centerline
  • Newfoundland - Orangemen's Day
  • Northern Ireland - Battle of the Boyne Day (also known as Orangemen's Day or the Twelfth, see Irish calendar).
  • Mongolia - Naadam Holiday (2nd day)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ed Holmes: Actor (Growing Paynes, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 66.
  • 1st free flight test of space shuttle Enterprise
  • John Edrich scores his 100th 100, Surrey vs. Derbyshire at The Oval

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Youth Crime -- July 11, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8545
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Summer Fun -- July 4, 1977


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


By: Alex Haley

One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn’t been seen since the

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Your Erroneous Zones

By: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

This best selling guide sends a simple but profound message - avoid the trap of negative thinking and master the art of self-actualization.

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A Book Of Common Prayer

By: Joan Didion

Writing with the telegraphic swiftness and microscopic sensitivity that have made her one of our most distinguished journalists, Joan Didion creates a shimmering novel of innocence and evil.A

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Boot Hill

Platform: Arcade

Genre: shooter game

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

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Triple Hunt

Triple Hunt

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Light gun shooter

Publisher: Atari

Boot Hill

Platform: Arcade

Genre: shooter game

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Indy 500

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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