Tuesday December 13, 1977

US date format: 12/13/1977, UK date format: 13/12/1977

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 13, 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 Peter Stringer and Tupele Dorgu. In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. The Choirboys, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while The Immigrants by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Newcomers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Surround or Circus.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
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Events

  • Entire University of Evansville basketball team (14 players) die in plane crash.
  • A DC-3 aircraft chartered from the Indianapolis-based National Jet crashes near Evansville Regional Airport, killing 29, including the University of Evansville basketball team, support staff and boosters of the team.

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Movies

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The Choirboys

The Choirboys

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Charles Durning, Louis Gossett Jr., Perry King, Clyde Kusatsu

Summer City

Summer City

Directed by: Christopher Fraser

Starring: John Jarratt, Phillip Avalon, Steve Bisley, Mel Gibson

Dot and the Kangaroo

Dot and the Kangaroo

Directed by: Yoram Gross

Starring: Barbara Frawley, Joan Bruce, Spike Milligan, June Salter

Capricorn One

Capricorn One

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Starring: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston

Country: United States of America

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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The Newcomers

The Newcomers

Directed by: James Allen Bradley

On Our Own

On Our Own

Directed by: Lyman Dayton

Süsü, a sárkány kalandjai

Süsü, a sárkány kalandjai

Starring: Gyula Bodrogi, Henrik Kemény, Imre Pehartz, István Sztankay

Country: Hungary

Neues aus Uhlenbusch

Neues aus Uhlenbusch

Le petit théâtre d'Antenne 2

Le petit théâtre d'Antenne 2

Days to next December 13

If December 13, 1977 is your birthday you're 42 years, 9 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Immigrants by Howard Fast

The Immigrants

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The first book in bestselling author Howard Fast's beloved family saga "A most wonderful book...there hasn't been a novel in years that can do a job on readers' emotions that the

Designing Your Face by Way Bandy

Designing Your Face

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Designing Your Face: An Illustrated Guide to Using Cosmetics

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit

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A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar.

Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins

Dreams Die First

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“Robbins eroticized commerce, and, at the same time, he commercialized erotica, dashing into a rich new market for dirty books.” —The New Yorker “Robbins’ dialogue is moving… his people have the warmth

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

The Thorn Birds

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“Beautiful….Compelling entertainment.”—New York Times“A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous.”—Chicago TribuneOne of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough’s sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Surround

Surround

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Depthcharge

Depthcharge

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin Taito

Destroyer

Destroyer

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Boot Hill

Boot Hill

Platform: Arcade

Genre: shooter game

Circus

Circus

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy


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