Monday October 17, 1977

US date format: 10/17/1977, UK date format: 17/10/1977

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 André Villas-Boas and Alimi Ballard. In that special week of October people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. In UK Silver Lady by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. Office Romance, directed by Eldar Ryazanov, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching On Our Own. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Destroyer or Baseball.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Events

  • Canada begins regular live TV coverage of Parliament.
  • German Autumn: Four days after it is hijacked, Lufthansa Flight 181 lands in Mogadishu, Somalia, where a team of German GSG 9 commandos later rescues all remaining hostages on board.
  • German Autumn: Red Army Faction members Andreas Baader, Jan-Carl Raspe and Gudrun Ensslin commit suicide in Stammheim prison Irmgard Möller fails (their supporters still claim they were murdered). They are buried on October 27.
  • Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, opens the 3rd session of the 30th Canadian Parliament.
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Movies

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Office Romance

Office Romance

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Andrey Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili

The Serpent's Egg

The Serpent's Egg

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Liv Ullmann, David Carradine, Gert Fröbe, Heinz Bennent

Equus

Equus

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Colin Blakely, Joan Plowright

Country: United States of America

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton

Country: United States of America

Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals

Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals

Directed by: Joe D'Amato

Starring: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Nieves Navarro, Donald O'Brien

Country: United States of America

Sport Games on October 17, 1977

Sport Games on October 17, 1977


NFL

American Football
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Pittsburgh Steelers : 14 - 20
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TV Series

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On Our Own

On Our Own

Directed by: Lyman Dayton

Fred Flintstone and Friends

Fred Flintstone and Friends

Secret Army

Secret Army

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Starring: Bernard Hepton, Angela Richards, Clifford Rose, Juliet Hammond

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Operation Petticoat

Operation Petticoat

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Laugh-In

Laugh-In

Starring: Antoinette Atell

Country: United States of America

Days to next October 17

If October 17, 1977 is your birthday you're 42 years, 11 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw

Beggarman, Thief

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Wesley, haunted by his father's murder, begins a strange and deeply personal quest; Billy becomes involved with a girl who leads him into unexpected dangers; Gretchen finds new challenges and experiences

Looking Out For Number One by Robert Ringer

Looking Out For Number One

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In this self-confidence and life-enhancing bible, bestselling author Robert Ringer guides you on the most exciting and rewarding journey of your life.

Dynasty by Robert S. Elegant

Dynasty

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A story of three generations of the Sekloongs, Hong Kong merchant princes. The narrative follows the lives of the Sekloong brothers who are divided by ambition and adultery in a country

All Things Wise And Wonderful by James Herriot

All Things Wise And Wonderful

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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.

The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

The Silmarillion

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“Majestic! . . . Readers of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will find in The Silmarillion a cosmology to call their own, medieval romances, fierce fairy tales, and fiercer wars that ring with heraldic fury .

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Super Bug

Super Bug

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing / Driving

Depthcharge

Depthcharge

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin Taito

Destroyer

Destroyer

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Boot Hill

Boot Hill

Platform: Arcade

Genre: shooter game

Baseball

Baseball

Platform: RCA Studio II

Genre: Sport

Publisher: RCA

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 17, 1977?

On October 17, 1977 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is October 17, 1977?

On October 17, 1977 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 17, 1977?

On October 17, 1977 the US President was Jimmy Carter (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 17, 1977?

On October 17, 1977 the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour).

Who was the Pope on October 17, 1977?

On October 17, 1977 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 17, 1977?

On October 17, 1977 several famous people were born including, André Villas-Boas, Alimi Ballard, Ryan McGinley.

Which famous people died on October 17, 1977?

Famous people died on October 17, 1977 include, Robert C "Cal" Hubbard.

What was the number one song in October 17, 1977?

The number one song in the week of October 17, 1977 was You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone in US and Silver Lady by David Soul in UK.

What were the top hits on October 17, 1977?

The top hits on October 17, 1977 were You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone, Nobody Does It Better by Carly Simon, That's Rock 'N' Roll by Shaun Cassidy in US and Silver Lady by David Soul, Black Is Black by La Belle Epoque, Yes Sir I Can Boogie by Baccara in UK.


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