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Monday 15 August 1977

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Martin Biron and Igor Cassina. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Best Of My Love by The Emotions. In UK Angelo by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. The Kentucky Fried Movie, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Making of James Bond - 007. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basic Math or Surround.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Making of James Bond - 007

Starring: Janet Woollacott, Lewis Gilbert, Albert R. Broccoli, William P. Cartlidge

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Keane Brothers Show

Starring: John M. Keane, Tom Keane

Country: United States

A Year at the Top

Written by: Heywood Kling

Starring: Greg Evigan, Paul Shaffer, Gabriel Dell, Julie Cobb

Country: United States

Hollywood Greats

Starring: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Foundation

Written by: Richard Gregson

Starring: Lynette Davies, John Barron, Geoffrey Whitehead, Patsy Kensit

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Kentucky Fried Movie

Directed by: John Landis

Starring: Evan C. Kim, Bong Soo Han, Bill Bixby

Country: United States

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Suspiria

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci

Country: United States

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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

Directed by: Nicholas Gessner

Starring: Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith

Country: United States

The Hills Have Eyes

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Robert Houston, John Steadman

Country: United States

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Orca

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 1977 ?

Holidays:
  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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Facts:
  • SS chief Kappler escapes from prison hospital in Rome
  • The Big Ear, a radio telescope operated by Ohio State University as part of the SETI project, receives a radio signal from deep space; the event is named the ''Wow! signal'' from the notation made by a volunteer on the project.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arthur Sulzberger -- Aug. 15, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8550
  • Time: Carter with (clockwise) U.S.S.R's Brezhnev, Israel's Begin, Egypt's Sadat, China's Hua Kuo-feng and

Books

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

Storm Warning

By: Jack Higgins

Dust jacket missing. Bright clean boards have light edge wear. Text is perfect. Same day shipping from AZ.

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Sleeping Murder

By: Agatha Christie

In Agatha Christie’s classic, Sleeping Murder, the indomitable Miss Marple turns ghost hunter and uncovers shocking evidence of a perfect crime.Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen.

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Trinity

By: Leon Uris

Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that ...

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To Jerusalem And Back

By: Saul Bellow

Nobel laureate Saul Bellow’s revealing interviews and meditations, steeped in history and literature, on the unique spirit and challenges of IsraelA powerful, stimulating testament, To Jerusalem and Back is a rigorous attempt to come to grips with Israel’s history and ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Zork

Platform: PDP-10, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 128, CP/M, TRS-80, IBM PC, Apple II, Apple IIe, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple Macintosh, Atari ST, DOS, NEC PC-9801, MSX,

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Personal Software Infocom Activision

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Basic Math

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Educational (mathematics)

Publisher: Atari

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DND

DND

Platform: PDP-10

Genre: Role-playing video game

Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Surround

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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