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Saturday 16 April 1977

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Hayes MacArthur and Tameka Empson. 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. Annie Hall, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while October Light by John Gardner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching All That Glitters. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air-Sea Battle or Video Olympics.
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 ?

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

Out of Bounds

Starring: Melvin McClymont, John Price, Barbara Slater, Barrie Houghton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Galton & Simpson Playhouse

Starring: John Bird, Richard Briers, Charles Gray, Roy Kinnear

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Annie Hall

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

Country: United States

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The Beast

Directed by: Walerian Borowczyk

Starring: Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel, Elisabeth Kaza

Country: United States

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Jabberwocky

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier

Country: United States

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Demon Seed

Directed by: Donald Cammell

Starring: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham

Country: United States

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3 Women

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 April 1977 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Bernadette
  • Blessed HervT of Tours
  • Saint Turibius
  • Saint Fructuosus
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Facts:
  • 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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Air Safety -- Apr. 11, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8532
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: James Schlesinger -- Apr. 4, 1977

Books

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

October Light

By: John Gardner

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. New Directions is excited to reissue the Gardner classics, beginning with October Light, a complex relationship rendered in a down-to-earth narrative.October

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Falconer

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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How To Save Your Own Life

By: Erica Jong

Erica Jong--like Isadora Wing, her fictional doppelganger--was rich and famous, brainy and beautiful, and soaring high with erotica and marijuana in 1977, the year this book was first published.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Air-Sea Battle

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Basic Math

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Educational (mathematics)

Publisher: Atari

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Depthcharge

Depthcharge

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin Taito

Indy 500

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Video Olympics

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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