Thursday 18 August 1977
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Regine Chassagne and Even Skatrud.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Best Of My Love by The Emotions.
In UK Angelo by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits.
The Kentucky Fried Movie, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Making of James Bond - 007.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Destroyer or Air-Sea Battle.
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Which were the important events of 18 August 1977 ?
- RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
- Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
- Regine Chassagne: Canadian musician (Arcade Fire).
- Even Skatrud: Norwegian trombonist composer and educator (Funky Butt).
- Mizuo Peck: American actress.
- 2 girls are killed by a runaway car outside of Graceland
- Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his NL record tying 5th one-hitter
- Steve Biko is arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 in King William's Town, South Africa. He would later die of the injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to South Africa's apartheid policies.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Emotions - Best Of My Love
- Andy Gibb - I Just Want To Be Your Everything
- Rita Coolidge - (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher
- Peter Frampton - I'm In You
- Commodores - Easy
- Pablo Cruise - Whatcha Gonna Do?
- Peter McCann - Do You Wanna Make Love
- Crosby, Stills and Nash - Just A Song Before I Go
- Alice Cooper - You And Me
- Bay City Rollers - You Made Me Believe In Magic
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