Wednesday 16 November 1977
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
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.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind, directed by Steven Spielberg, 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 Cousteau Odyssey.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Combat or Space Wars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 November 1977 ?
- 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
- Iceland - Dagur fslenskrar tungu (Icelandic Language Day)
- Thailand - Loy Krathong festival (2005)
- Maggie Gyllenhaal: American actress.
- Oksana Baiul: Ukrainian-American skating champion, the winner of an Olympics Gold Medal 2/25/1994 at the Lillehammer Games in Norway.
- Gigi Edgley: Australian singer-songwriter and actress.
- Mauricio Ochmann: Mexican actor and producer.
- Rod Carew wins AL MVP award
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
- Heatwave - Boogie Nights
- Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
- Barry White - It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me
- Chicago - Baby, What A Big Surprise
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Paul Nicholas - Heaven On The 7th Floor
- Rita Coolidge - We're All Alone
- Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou
- Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better
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