Wednesday March 16, 1977

US date format: 3/16/1977, UK date format: 16/3/1977

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Monica Cruz and Adriana Fonseca. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen) by Barbra Streisand. In UK Chanson D'Amour by The Manhattan Transfer was in the top 5 hits. The Domino Principle, directed by Stanley Kramer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Trinity by Leon Uris 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 Surround or Baseball.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
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Events

  • US President Jimmy Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland.
  • Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.

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Movies

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The Domino Principle

The Domino Principle

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, Richard Widmark, Mickey Rooney

Eraserhead

Eraserhead

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates

Country: United States of America

Bilitis

Bilitis

Directed by: David Hamilton

Starring: Patti D'Arbanville, Mona Kristensen, Bernard Giraudeau, Mathieu Carrière

Country: United States of America

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Directed by: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman

Starring: Sebastian Cabot, Junius Matthews, Barbara Luddy, Howard Morris

Country: United States of America

Joseph Andrews

Joseph Andrews

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Ann-Margret, Peter Firth, Michael Hordern, Beryl Reid

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 March 16

If March 16, 1977 is your birthday you're 43 years, 6 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Raise The Titanic! by Clive Cussler

Raise The Titanic!

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On orders from the Pentagon, marine explorer Dirk Pitt must salvage crucial material from the world's most infamous maritime disaster in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series.The

Oliver'S Story by Erich Segal

Oliver'S Story

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Oliver loved Jenny. Now, two lonely years later, Jenny is gone and Oliver Barrett IV feels he will never love again--should never love again.

The Users by Joyce Haber

The Users

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This shocking novel takes the reader behind the scenes of the New Hollywood, the international crowd, the world of big business, politics, and the syndicate.

The Gamesman by Michael Maccoby

The Gamesman

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The Gamesman: The New Corporate Leaders

The Crash Of '79 by Paul E. Erdman

The Crash Of '79

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Paperback.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Surround

Surround

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Video Olympics

Video Olympics

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Space Wars

Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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.


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