Thursday 13 October 1977
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include DJ Paul and Paul Pierce.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone.
In UK Silver Lady by David Soul was in the top 5 hits.
Looking for Mr. Goodbar, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Nikola Tesla.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Combat or Zork.
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Which were the important events of 13 October 1977 ?
- RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
- Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
- French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
- DJ Paul: Rapper.
- Paul Pierce: American basketball player.
- Gareth Batty: English cricketer.
- Benjamin Clapp: American drummer (Baptized By Fire Skeleton Key and Amfibian).
- Antonio Di Natale: Italian football player.
- Justin Peroff: Canadian drummer and actor (Broken Social Scene and Junior Blue)
- Kiele Sanchez: American actress
- The Atari 2600 game system is released.
- Anita Bryant is famously pied by four gay rights activists during a press conference in Des Moines, Iowa. This event resulted in her political fallout from anti-gay activism.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
- KC and the Sunshine Band - Keep It Comin' Love
- Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better
- Shaun Cassidy - That's Rock 'N' Roll
- Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band (Medley) - Meco
- Heatwave - Boogie Nights
- Foreigner - Cold As Ice
- Commodores - Brick House
- Donna Summer - I Feel Love
- Andy Gibb - I Just Want To Be Your Everything
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