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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.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Smokey and the Bandit

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed

Country: United States

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The Car

Directed by: Elliot Silverstein

Starring: James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley

Country: United States

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Cross of Iron

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason

Country: United States

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The White Buffalo

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jack Warden, Will Sampson

Country: United States

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Annie Hall

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

Country: United States

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TV Series

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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

All That Glitters

Starring: Barbara Baxley, Eileen Brennan, Vanessa Brown, Greg Evigan

Country: United States

Vise od igre

Starring: Petar Bozovic, Nikola Simic, Zika Milenkovic, Ljiljana Dragutinovic

Oi pantheoi

Starring: Katia Dandoulaki, Angelos Antonopoulos, Lykourgos Kallergis, Faidon Georgitsis

Country: Greece

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 May 1977 ?

  • Saint Maria Dominica Mazzarello (died 1881)
  • Saint John the Silent
  • Saint Gerald of Villamagna
  • Saint Robert Bellarmine
  • Saint Servatus
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Famous Deaths:
  • 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

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nixon on TV -- May 9, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8536
  • Time: Uncle Sam points at you as in the military recruitment poster


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

Everything You'Ve Always Wanted To Know About Energy But Were Too Weak To Ask

By: Naura Hayden

The simple secrets of body, mind, sex, and diet that power today's superstars! Naura Hayden, the ultimate optimist, a dynamo of new-found energy, shows how you too can be the supercharged,

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By: John Cheever

Stunning and brutally powerful, Falconer tells the story of a man named Farragut, his crime and punishment, and his struggle to remain a man in a universe bent on beating him

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The Chancellor Manuscript

By: Robert Ludlum

Did J. Edgar Hoover die a natural death? Or was he murdered? When a group of high-minded and high-placed intellectuals known as Inver Brass detect a monstrous threat to the country

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Boot Hill

Platform: Arcade

Genre: shooter game

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

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Boot Hill

Platform: Arcade

Genre: shooter game

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Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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