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Thursday 17 November 1977

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ryk Neethling and Paul Shepherd. In that special week of November people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. In UK Name Of The Game by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Close Encounters of the Third Kind, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while The Dragons Of Eden by Carl Sagan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Cousteau Odyssey. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Wars or Street Racer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Cousteau Odyssey

Starring: Theodore Strauss, Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Country: United States

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Passe-Partout

Starring: Marie Eykel, Ève Gagnier, Jacques L'Heureux, Claire Pimparé

Country: Canada

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Young Ramsay

Starring: John Hargreaves, Serge Lazareff, Barbara Llewellyn, Louise Howitt

Country: Australia

King Cinder

Starring: Jeremy Arnold, Tony Caunter, Peter Duncan, Michael Hawkins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

James at 16

Written by: Dan Wakefield

Starring: Lance Kerwin, Linden Chiles, Lynn Carlin, Kim Richards

Country: United States

Movies

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

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Franois Truffaut, Teri Garr

Country: United States

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Pete's Dragon

Directed by: Don Chaffey

Starring: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale

Country: United States

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Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld

Country: United States

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Rolling Thunder

Directed by: John Flynn

Starring: William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes

Country: United States

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That Obscure Object of Desire

Directed by: Luis Bunuel

Starring: Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, ngela Molina

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 November 1977 ?

Holidays:
  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
  • Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 17 November
Facts:
  • Egyptian President Anwar Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel.
  • Miss World Contest - Miss United Kingdom wears $9,500 platinum bikini.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: High Schools -- Nov. 14, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8563
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Richard Leakey -- Nov. 7, 1977

Books

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

The Dragons Of Eden

By: Carl Sagan

Dr. Carl Sagan takes us on a great reading adventure, offering his vivid and startling insight into the brain of man and beast, the origin of human intelligence, the function of

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At Random

By: Bennett Cerf

“I’ve got the name for our publishing operation. We just said we were going to publish a few books on the side at random.

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Delta Of Venus

By: Anais Nin

"Delta of Venus joyously explores the art of human sexuality. Anais Nin's writing style is at once lyrical and straightforward. While she leaves no doubt in the reader's mind just what

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All Things Wise And Wonderful

By: James Herriot

Readers adored James Herriot's tales of his life as a Yorkshire animal doctor in All Creatures Great and Small and All Things Bright and Beautiful.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Boot Hill

Platform: Arcade

Genre: shooter game

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Circus

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy

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Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Street Racer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Triple Hunt

Triple Hunt

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Light gun shooter

Publisher: Atari


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