Saturday April 16, 1977

US date format: 4/16/1977, UK date format: 16/4/1977

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 16, 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 Freddie Ljungberg and Alek Wek. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul. In UK Knowing Me, Knowing You by Abba was in the top 5 hits. 3 Women, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Changing by Liv Ullmann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Ein Mann kam im August. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blackjack or Destroyer.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Bernadette
  • Blessed HervT of Tours
  • Saint Turibius
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Events

  • Alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia
  • At the West Coast Computer Faire in SanFrancisco, California, Commodore demonstrates the PET 2001 computer, and Apple Computer introduces the Apple II. Both feature a 6502 processor and 4 kB RAM, both targeting the home computer user. The PET is a complete unit, incorporating a monochrome display and cassette storage, whereas the Apple II uses a color TV display and external storage.

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Movies

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3 Women

3 Women

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, Robert Fortier

Country: United States of America

Rabid

Rabid

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan

Country: United States of America

Demon Seed

Demon Seed

Directed by: Donald Cammell

Starring: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham, Berry Kroeger

Country: United States of America

Audrey Rose

Audrey Rose

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Marsha Mason, John Beck, Susan Swift

The Van

The Van

Directed by: Sam Grossman

Starring: Stuart Goetz, Deborah White, Danny DeVito, Harry Morgan Moses

TV Series

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Ein Mann kam im August

Ein Mann kam im August

Rob Roy

Rob Roy

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

The New Adventures of Batman

The New Adventures of Batman

Directed by: Don Towsley

Headmaster

Headmaster

Directed by: Agradoot

Blankety Blanks

Blankety Blanks

Starring: Graham Kennedy, Ugly Dave Gray, Stuart Wagstaff

Country: Australia

Days to next April 16

If April 16, 1977 is your birthday you're 43 years, 3 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Changing by Liv Ullmann

Changing

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Changing

Trinity by Leon Uris

Trinity

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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 …

Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Your Erroneous Zones

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This best selling guide sends a simple but profound message - avoid the trap of negative thinking and master the art of self-actualization.

Majesty by Robert Lacey

Majesty

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A penetrating, readable biography of the first reigning Queen of England since Victoria, a favorite child of a proud nation to a strong, firmly intelligent monarch whose political savvy in crisis

Haywire by Brooke Hayward

Haywire

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From the moment of its publication in 1977, Haywire was a national sensation and a #1 bestseller, a celebrated Hollywood memoir of a glittering family and the stunning darkness that lurked

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Blackjack

Blackjack

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (gambling)

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Destroyer

Destroyer

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Baseball

Baseball

Platform: RCA Studio II

Genre: Sport

Publisher: RCA

Air-Sea Battle

Air-Sea Battle

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Circus

Circus

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy


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