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Wednesday 17 August 1977

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jake Patellis and Matthew Oakley. 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 Crash Of '79 by Paul E. Erdman 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 Dominos or Space Wars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Making of James Bond - 007

Starring: Janet Woollacott, Lewis Gilbert, Albert R. Broccoli, William P. Cartlidge

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Keane Brothers Show

Starring: John M. Keane, Tom Keane

Country: United States

A Year at the Top

Written by: Heywood Kling

Starring: Greg Evigan, Paul Shaffer, Gabriel Dell, Julie Cobb

Country: United States

Hollywood Greats

Starring: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Drei sind einer zuviel

Starring: Thomas Fritsch, Herbert Herrmann, Jutta Speidel, Eduard Linkers

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Suspiria

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci

Country: United States

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The Hills Have Eyes

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Robert Houston, John Steadman

Country: United States

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Orca

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson

Country: United States

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The Spy Who Loved Me

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jrgens

Country: United States

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The Island of Dr. Moreau

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1977 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jake Patellis: Actor (Paul Bowman-Good Life).
  • Matthew Oakley: English footballer.
  • William Gallas: French soccer player, who scored the goal against Ireland which allowed France to participate in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
  • Thierry Henry: French-born soccer player he has played for several clubs including Monaco (beginning in 1995), Juventus and Barcelona.
  • Claire Richards: British pop singer, a member of the British pop band, STEPS.
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Facts:
  • Russian nuclear sub Artika is 1st to North Pole
  • Thomas Wessinghage / Harald Hudak / Michael Lederer / Karl Fleschen walk world record 4x1500m (14:38.8)
  • The Soviet icebreaker ''Arktika'' became the first surface ship to reach the North Pole.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1977?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arthur Sulzberger -- Aug. 15, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8550
  • Time: Carter with (clockwise) U.S.S.R's Brezhnev, Israel's Begin, Egypt's Sadat, China's Hua Kuo-feng and

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Crash Of '79

By: Paul E. Erdman

Paperback.

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Your Erroneous Zones

By: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

This best selling guide sends a simple but profound message - avoid the trap of negative thinking and master the art of self-actualization.

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The Thorn Birds

By: Colleen McCullough

“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 ...

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The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank

By: Erma Bombeck

"She is marvelously funny, direct as a hypodermic, a virtuoso in the field of suburban living....Lovely stuff."VOGUEIt's the expose to end all exposes--the truth about the suburbs: where they planted trees

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Baseball

Platform: RCA Studio II

Genre: Sport

Publisher: RCA

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Dominos

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

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Surround

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Destroyer

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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