Thursday May 12, 1977

US date format: 5/12/1977, UK date format: 12/5/1977

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 María José Besora and Lorena Bernal. In that special week of May people in US were listening to When I Need You by Leo Sayer. In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. A Special Day, directed by Ettore Scola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Majesty by Robert Lacey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hollywood High. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Surround or Depthcharge.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
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Events

  • Emmy 4th Daytime Award presentation

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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A Special Day

A Special Day

Directed by: Ettore Scola

Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon, Françoise Berd

Stroszek

Stroszek

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Clemens Scheitz, Wilhelm von Homburg

Smokey and the Bandit

Smokey and the Bandit

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Mike Henry

Country: United States of America

The White Buffalo

The White Buffalo

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jack Warden, Will Sampson, Kim Novak

Country: United States of America

The Car

The Car

Directed by: Elliot Silverstein

Starring: James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley, R.G. Armstrong

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Hollywood High

Hollywood High

Directed by: Patrick Wright

Rock Follies of '77

Rock Follies of '77

Ein Mann kam im August

Ein Mann kam im August

Rob Roy

Rob Roy

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

The Harvey Korman Show

The Harvey Korman Show

Days to next May 12

If May 12, 1977 is your birthday you're 43 years, 4 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Majesty by Robert Lacey

Majesty

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A penetrating, readable biography of the first reigning Queen of England since Victoria, a favorite child of a proud nation to a strong, firmly intelligent monarch whose political savvy in crisis

The David Kopay Story by David Kopay and Perry Deane Young

The David Kopay Story

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Twenty-three years after publishing his story, David Kopay remains the only NFL player who has publicly acknowledged his homosexuality. From psychotherapy to hypnosis to heartbreaking family confrontations to finally surprising acceptance

The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck

The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank

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"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

Roots by Alex Haley

Roots

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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

Changing by Liv Ullmann

Changing

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Changing

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Surround

Surround

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Super Bug

Super Bug

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing / Driving

Depthcharge

Depthcharge

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin Taito

Indy 500

Indy 500

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Air-Sea Battle

Air-Sea Battle

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on May 12, 1977?

On May 12, 1977 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is May 12, 1977?

On May 12, 1977 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 12, 1977?

On May 12, 1977 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on May 12, 1977?

On May 12, 1977 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on May 12, 1977?

On May 12, 1977 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on May 12, 1977?

On May 12, 1977 several famous people were born including, María José Besora, Monique de Bruin in Portland, Lorena Bernal.

What was the number one song in May 12, 1977?

The number one song in the week of May 12, 1977 was When I Need You by Leo Sayer in US and I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart in UK.

What were the top hits on May 12, 1977?

The top hits on May 12, 1977 were When I Need You by Leo Sayer, Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder, Hotel California by Eagles in US and I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart, Free by Deniece Williams, Ain't Gonna Bump No More by Joe Tex in UK.


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