Monday January 17, 1977

US date format: 1/17/1977, UK date format: 17/1/1977

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 17, 1977). The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Kevin Thorn 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. Cross of Iron, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Ceremony Of The Innocent by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Emigrants. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Surround or Basic Math.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed

Events

  • 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.
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Movies

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Cross of Iron

Cross of Iron

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner

Country: United States of America

Camouflage

Camouflage

Directed by: Krzysztof Zanussi

Starring: Piotr Garlicki, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Christine Paul, Mariusz Dmochowski

Bad

Bad

Directed by: Jed Johnson

Starring: Cyrinda Foxe, Matthew Anton, Cathy Roskam, Carroll Baker

Khoon Pasina

Khoon Pasina

Directed by: Rakesh Kumar

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rekha, Nirupa Roy

Carrie

Carrie

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Emigrants

The Emigrants

Directed by: Jan Troell

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Directed by: John Cromwell

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

Pat & Mat

Pat & Mat

Directed by: Marek Benes

Zur See

Zur See

Directed by: Wolfgang Luderer

Starring: Horst Drinda, Jürgen Zartmann, Günter Naumann, Wilfried Pucher

Days to next January 17

If January 17, 1977 is your birthday you're 43 years, 8 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Adolf Hitler by John Toland

Adolf Hitler

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland’s classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose

Raise The Titanic! by Clive Cussler

Raise The Titanic!

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On orders from the Pentagon, marine explorer Dirk Pitt must salvage crucial material from the world's most infamous maritime disaster in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series.The

Passages by Gail Sheehy

Passages

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At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow

To Jerusalem And Back by Saul Bellow

To Jerusalem And Back

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Nobel laureate Saul Bellow’s revealing interviews and meditations, steeped in history and literature, on the unique spirit and challenges of IsraelA powerful, stimulating testament, To Jerusalem and Back is a rigorous attempt to come to grips with Israel’s history and …

Roots by Alex Haley

Roots

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One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn’t been seen since the

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Surround

Surround

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Super Bug

Super Bug

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing / Driving

Boot Hill

Boot Hill

Platform: Arcade

Genre: shooter game

Space Wars

Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Basic Math

Basic Math

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Educational (mathematics)

Publisher: Atari


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