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Monday 17 January 1977

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ali el and Kevin Fertig. In that special week of January people in US were listening to I Wish by Stevie Wonder. In UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. Salon Kitty, directed by Tinto Brass, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Busting Loose. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Boot Hill or Super Bug.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Meeting of Minds

Starring: Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows

Country: United States

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Captain Cosmic and 2T2

Starring: Bob Wilkins

Country: United States

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That's Cat

Starring: Whitman Mayo, Alice Playten

Country: United States

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In Search of...

Starring: Leonard Nimoy

Country: United States

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Chorlton and the Wheelies

Starring: Joe Lynch

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

The Sentinel

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon

Country: United States

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Voyage of the Damned

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant

Country: United States

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The Enforcer

Directed by: James Fargo

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino

Country: United States

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The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down

Country: United States

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King Kong

Directed by: John Guillermin

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1977 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
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Facts:
  • NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14
  • Kansas City Royals release Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with ten teams.
  • Zaire President Mobutu visits Belgium.
  • Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by a firing squad in Utah, ending a ten-year moratorium on Capital punishment in the United States.
  • Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Cartoon by Mort Drucker
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8519
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Super Bowl -- Jan. 10, 1977

Books

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

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 Users

By: Joyce Haber

This shocking novel takes the reader behind the scenes of the New Hollywood, the international crowd, the world of big business, politics, and the syndicate.

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Ceremony Of The Innocent

By: Taylor Caldwell

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

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Sleeping Murder

By: Agatha Christie

In Agatha Christie’s classic, Sleeping Murder, the indomitable Miss Marple turns ghost hunter and uncovers shocking evidence of a perfect crime.Soon after Gwenda moved into her new home, odd things started to happen.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Video Olympics

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Boot Hill

Platform: Arcade

Genre: shooter game

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Combat

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Super Bug

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing / Driving

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Zork

Platform: PDP-10, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 128, CP/M, TRS-80, IBM PC, Apple II, Apple IIe, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple Macintosh, Atari ST, DOS, NEC PC-9801, MSX,

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Personal Software Infocom Activision

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