Friday December 16, 1977

US date format: 12/16/1977, UK date format: 16/12/1977

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 René Redzepi and Éric Bélanger. In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. The Choirboys, directed by Robert Aldrich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while The Immigrants by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Newcomers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 500 or Blackjack.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
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Events

  • Mikhail Baryshnikov's 1976 production of Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet ''The Nutcracker'' comes to CBS a year after premiering onstage at the Kennedy Center. This adaptation will become the most popular television production of the work.

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Movies

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The Choirboys

The Choirboys

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Charles Durning, Louis Gossett Jr., Perry King, Clyde Kusatsu

Summer City

Summer City

Directed by: Christopher Fraser

Starring: John Jarratt, Phillip Avalon, Steve Bisley, Mel Gibson

Dot and the Kangaroo

Dot and the Kangaroo

Directed by: Yoram Gross

Starring: Barbara Frawley, Joan Bruce, Spike Milligan, June Salter

Capricorn One

Capricorn One

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Starring: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston

Country: United States of America

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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The Newcomers

The Newcomers

Directed by: James Allen Bradley

On Our Own

On Our Own

Directed by: Lyman Dayton

Süsü, a sárkány kalandjai

Süsü, a sárkány kalandjai

Starring: Gyula Bodrogi, Henrik Kemény, Imre Pehartz, István Sztankay

Country: Hungary

Neues aus Uhlenbusch

Neues aus Uhlenbusch

Le petit théâtre d'Antenne 2

Le petit théâtre d'Antenne 2

Days to next December 16

If December 16, 1977 is your birthday you're 42 years, 9 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 15 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Immigrants by Howard Fast

The Immigrants

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The first book in bestselling author Howard Fast's beloved family saga "A most wonderful book...there hasn't been a novel in years that can do a job on readers' emotions that the

Designing Your Face by Way Bandy

Designing Your Face

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Designing Your Face: An Illustrated Guide to Using Cosmetics

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit

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A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar.

Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins

Dreams Die First

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“Robbins eroticized commerce, and, at the same time, he commercialized erotica, dashing into a rich new market for dirty books.” —The New Yorker “Robbins’ dialogue is moving… his people have the warmth

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

The Thorn Birds

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“Beautiful….Compelling entertainment.”—New York Times“A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous.”—Chicago TribuneOne of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough’s sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Indy 500

Indy 500

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Video Olympics

Video Olympics

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Blackjack

Blackjack

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (gambling)

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Space Wars

Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Basic Math

Basic Math

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Educational (mathematics)

Publisher: Atari

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 16, 1977?

On December 16, 1977 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is December 16, 1977?

On December 16, 1977 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 16, 1977?

On December 16, 1977 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 16, 1977?

On December 16, 1977 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on December 16, 1977?

On December 16, 1977 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 16, 1977?

On December 16, 1977 several famous people were born including, René Redzepi, Éric Bélanger, Sylvain Distin.

Which famous people died on December 16, 1977?

Famous people died on December 16, 1977 include, Risto Jarva.

What was the number one song in December 16, 1977?

The number one song in the week of December 16, 1977 was You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone in US and Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings in UK.

What were the top hits on December 16, 1977?

The top hits on December 16, 1977 were You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone, How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees, Blue Bayou by Linda Ronstadt in US and Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings, Floral Dance by The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band in UK.


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