Tuesday May 17, 1977

US date format: 5/17/1977, UK date format: 17/5/1977

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Jere Michael in Aspen and Lynn Collins. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder. In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. The Duellists, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Passages by Gail Sheehy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hollywood High. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Surround or Depthcharge.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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Events

  • Menahem Begin's Likoed-party wins election in Israel.

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Movies

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The Duellists

The Duellists

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Keith Carradine, Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney, Edward Fox

Country: United States of America

Amar Akbar Anthony

Amar Akbar Anthony

Directed by: Manmohan Desai

Starring: Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh

The American Friend

The American Friend

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain

Country: United States of America

A Special Day

A Special Day

Directed by: Ettore Scola

Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, John Vernon, Françoise Berd

Stroszek

Stroszek

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Clemens Scheitz, Wilhelm von Homburg

TV Series

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Hollywood High

Hollywood High

Directed by: Patrick Wright

Rock Follies of '77

Rock Follies of '77

Ein Mann kam im August

Ein Mann kam im August

Sam

Sam

Lucan

Lucan

Days to next May 17

If May 17, 1977 is your birthday you're 43 years, 4 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

The Age Of Uncertainty by John Kenneth Galbraith

The Age Of Uncertainty

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Age of Uncertainty, The: A History of Economic Ideas and Their Co by Galbraith, John Kenneth

The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck

The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank

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"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

The Gamesman by Michael Maccoby

The Gamesman

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The Gamesman: The New Corporate Leaders

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

The Thorn Birds

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“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 …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Surround

Surround

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Depthcharge

Depthcharge

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin Taito

Video Olympics

Video Olympics

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Triple Hunt

Triple Hunt

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Light gun shooter

Publisher: Atari

Street Racer

Street Racer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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