Saturday December 17, 1977
US date format: 12/17/1977, UK date format: 17/12/1977
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 17, 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 Oxana Fedorova and Arnaud Clément.
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 Triple Hunt or Baseball.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 17, 1977?
- Elvis Costello and The Attractions 1st US TV appearance (SNL)
- Bobby Simpson scores 176 Australia versus India at the WACA, aged 41.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 17, 1977?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou
- Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
- Linda Ronstadt - It's So Easy
- L.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
- Rita Coolidge - We're All Alone
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Fleetwood Mac - You Make Loving Fun
- Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Earth, Wind & Fire - Serpentine Fire
- High Inergy - You Can't Turn Me Off (in The Middle Of Turning Me
- ConFunkShun - Ffun
- George Duke - Reach For It
- LTD - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
- Odyssey - Native New Yorker
- Rose Royce - Ooh Boy
- The Controllers - Somebody's Gotta Win, Somebody's Gotta Lose
- Millie Jackson - If You're Not Back In Love By Monday
- Natalie Cole - Our Love
Sport Games on December 17, 1977
- Buffalo Bills - Miami Dolphins : 14 - 31
- Los Angeles Rams - Washington Redskins : 14 - 17
- Minnesota Vikings - Detroit Lions : 30 - 21
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?