Tuesday 16 August 1977
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tamer Hosny .
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 Dragons Of Eden by Carl Sagan 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 Baseball or Video Olympics.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 August 1977 ?
- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- Elvis Presley dies of heart ailment at Graceland: in Memphis, Tennesee, USA at age 42.
- Yanks blow 9-4 lead in 9th but beat Chicago 11-10 in bottom of 9th
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Emotions - Best Of My Love
- Andy Gibb - I Just Want To Be Your Everything
- Rita Coolidge - (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher
- Peter Frampton - I'm In You
- Commodores - Easy
- Pablo Cruise - Whatcha Gonna Do?
- Peter McCann - Do You Wanna Make Love
- Crosby, Stills and Nash - Just A Song Before I Go
- Alice Cooper - You And Me
- Bay City Rollers - You Made Me Believe In Magic
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