Friday 13 May 1977
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Samantha Morton and Neil Hopkins.
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.
Smokey and the Bandit, directed by Hal Needham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while Everything You'Ve Always Wanted To Know About Energy But Were Too Weak To Ask by Naura Hayden was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Poldark.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dominos or Space Wars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Saint Maria Dominica Mazzarello (died 1881)
- Saint John the Silent
- Saint Gerald of Villamagna
- Saint Robert Bellarmine
- Saint Servatus
- Our Lady of Fatima
- Rotuma Day in Fiji.
- World Fair Trade Day (2006).
- Abbotsbury Garland Day, Dorset, England.
- Commemoration of Julian of Norwich (Anglican).
- Saint Rolanda
- Samantha Morton: English actress.
- Neil Hopkins: American actor producer and screenwriter.
- Diane Halber in Torrance: California; figure skater (1996 National Collegiate champion).
- Pusha T: Rapper.
- Ilse DeLange: Dutch singer-songwriter (The Common Linnets).
- Anthony Farrell: Canadian-American actor and screenwriter.
- Robby Hammock: American baseball player and coach.
- Christopher Ralph: Canadian actor.
- Brian Smith: American actor and producer.
- Sara DeCosta: Ice hockey goalie (USA, Olympics - 1998).
- Mickey Spillane: American writer who began selling his stories in 1935 to slick and pulp magazines.
- Howard Stern begins broadcasting at WRNW, Briarcliff Manor, New York
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Leo Sayer - When I Need You
- Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
- Eagles - Hotel California
- Glen Campbell - Southern Nights
- Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right
- Jennifer Warnes - Right Time Of The Night
- Atlanta Rhythm Section - So In To You
- KC and the Sunshine Band - I'm Your Boogie Man
- Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up (Part 1)
- Rose Royce - I Wanna Get Next To You
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