Saturday November 12, 1977

US date format: 11/12/1977, UK date format: 12/11/1977

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Dalene Kurtis and Rachel Dolezal. In that special week of November people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. In UK Name Of The Game by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Turning Point, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while At Random by Bennett Cerf was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching On Our Own. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 500 or Space Wars.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
  • Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
  • National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
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Events

  • Ernest N Morial elected Mayor of New Orleans
  • New Orleans elects 1st black mayor, Ernest Dutch Morial

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Movies

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The Turning Point

The Turning Point

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Tom Skerritt

Semi-Tough

Semi-Tough

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Robert Preston

Black Joy

Black Joy

Directed by: Anthony Simmons

Starring: Norman Beaton, Trevor Thomas, Dawn Hope, Floella Benjamin

Return of the Chinese Boxer

Return of the Chinese Boxer

Directed by: Yu Wang

Starring: Yu Wang, Fei Lung, Emily Y. Chang, Kang Chin

The Last Wave

The Last Wave

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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On Our Own

On Our Own

Directed by: Lyman Dayton

Fred Flintstone and Friends

Fred Flintstone and Friends

Secret Army

Secret Army

Written by:

Starring: Bernard Hepton, Angela Richards, Clifford Rose, Juliet Hammond

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Operation Petticoat

Operation Petticoat

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Passe-Partout

Passe-Partout

Starring: Marie Eykel, Ève Gagnier, Jacques L'Heureux, Claire Pimparé

Country: Canada

Days to next November 12

If November 12, 1977 is your birthday you're 42 years, 10 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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At Random by Bennett Cerf

At Random

By:

“I’ve got the name for our publishing operation. We just said we were going to publish a few books on the side at random.

Attachments by Judith Rossner

Attachments

By:

Attachments, by Rossner, Judith

Looking Good by Charles Hix

Looking Good

By:

Weber's first book. Eroticized male bodies. 219 pages; b&w photographs through out; 8.75 x 11 inches.

The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carre

The Honourable Schoolboy

By:

Featuring George Smiley, The Honourable Schoolboy is the second installment in the renowned Karla Trilogy, the follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which was the inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, …

Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw

Beggarman, Thief

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Wesley, haunted by his father's murder, begins a strange and deeply personal quest; Billy becomes involved with a girl who leads him into unexpected dangers; Gretchen finds new challenges and experiences

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Indy 500

Indy 500

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Video Olympics

Video Olympics

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Destroyer

Destroyer

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Space Wars

Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Baseball

Baseball

Platform: RCA Studio II

Genre: Sport

Publisher: RCA


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