Wednesday November 16, 1977

US date format: 11/16/1977, UK date format: 16/11/1977

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Maggie Gyllenhaal and Oksana Baiul. In that special week of November people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. In UK Name Of The Game by Abba was in the top 5 hits. The Pack, directed by Robert Clouse, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carre was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Newcomers. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Triple Hunt or Baseball.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • USA - admission of Oklahoma, 46th state, 1907
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Margaret of Scotland ; Gertrude the Great
  • Also see November 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • International Day for Tolerance
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Events

  • Rod Carew wins AL MVP award

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Movies

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The Pack

The Pack

Directed by: Robert Clouse

Starring: Joe Don Baker, Hope Alexander-Willis, Richard B. Shull, R.G. Armstrong

The Turning Point

The Turning Point

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Shirley MacLaine, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Tom Skerritt

Semi-Tough

Semi-Tough

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Robert Preston

Black Joy

Black Joy

Directed by: Anthony Simmons

Starring: Norman Beaton, Trevor Thomas, Dawn Hope, Floella Benjamin

Return of the Chinese Boxer

Return of the Chinese Boxer

Directed by: Yu Wang

Starring: Yu Wang, Fei Lung, Emily Y. Chang, Kang Chin

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

Fred Flintstone and Friends

Fred Flintstone and Friends

Secret Army

Secret Army

Written by:

Starring: Bernard Hepton, Angela Richards, Clifford Rose, Juliet Hammond

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Operation Petticoat

Operation Petticoat

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Days to next November 16

If November 16, 1977 is your birthday you're 42 years, 10 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carre

The Honourable Schoolboy

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Featuring George Smiley, The Honourable Schoolboy is the second installment in the renowned Karla Trilogy, the follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which was the inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, …

The Possible Dream by Charles Paul Conn

The Possible Dream

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Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel had a dream big enough to embrace everyone seeking to change their lives and willing to work to do it.

Illusions by Richard Bach

Illusions

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In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of …

Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw

Beggarman, Thief

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Wesley, haunted by his father's murder, begins a strange and deeply personal quest; Billy becomes involved with a girl who leads him into unexpected dangers; Gretchen finds new challenges and experiences

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.

Triple Hunt

Triple Hunt

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Light gun shooter

Publisher: Atari

Baseball

Baseball

Platform: RCA Studio II

Genre: Sport

Publisher: RCA

Circus

Circus

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy

Street Racer

Street Racer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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