Thursday February 17, 1977

US date format: 2/17/1977, UK date format: 17/2/1977

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 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 Erin Cardillo and Wong Choong Hann. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band. In UK When I Need You by Leo Sayer was in the top 5 hits. Slap Shot, directed by George Roy Hill, 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 Rob Roy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 500 or Triple Hunt.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
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Movies

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Slap Shot

Slap Shot

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, Strother Martin, Jennifer Warren

Country: United States of America

Too Hot to Handle

Too Hot to Handle

Directed by: Don Schain

Starring: Cheri Caffaro, Aharon Ipalé, Vic Diaz, Corinne Calvet

The Late Show

The Late Show

Directed by: Robert Benton

Starring: Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Bill Macy, Eugene Roche

Target of an Assassin

Target of an Assassin

Directed by: Peter Collinson

Starring: Anthony Quinn, John Phillip Law, Simon Sabela, Marius Weyers

Twilight's Last Gleaming

Twilight's Last Gleaming

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Roscoe Lee Browne, Joseph Cotten

TV Series

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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

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Crash Of '79 by Paul E. Erdman

The Crash Of '79

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Paperback.

Ceremony Of The Innocent by Taylor Caldwell

Ceremony Of The Innocent

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One of this country's most acclaimed novelists returns to late nineteenth and early twentieth century America as the setting for her most personal novel: the parallel stories of a woman and

October Light by John Gardner

October Light

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. New Directions is excited to reissue the Gardner classics, beginning with October Light, a complex relationship rendered in a down-to-earth narrative.October

Storm Warning by Jack Higgins

Storm Warning

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During World War II, a group of German expatriates trapped in Brazil must sail across five thousand miles of tempestuous water to reach their homeland--and face the deadly barricade of American and British military power.

Trinity by Leon Uris

Trinity

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Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Super Bug

Super Bug

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing / Driving

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

Street Racer

Street Racer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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