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Sunday 18 December 1977

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jose Acevedo and Lindsay Armaou. In that special week of December people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits. High Anxiety, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Restless Years. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Surround or Video Olympics.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Restless Years

Written by: Reg Watson

Starring: June Salter

Country: Australia

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

Movies

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

High Anxiety

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman

Country: United States

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The Gauntlet

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Saturday Night Fever

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller

Country: United States

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The Goodbye Girl

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings

Country: United States

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Franois Truffaut, Teri Garr

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 December 1977 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Feast of Epona (during Saturnalia)
  • R.C. Saints - Gatianus of Tours
  • Also see December 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Niger - Republic Day (autonomous in 1958)
  • Greek Orthodox Church ? Feast of Sebastian the Martyr
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey number 42 (Nate Thumond).
  • Dutch Antilles premier Boy Rozendal points independence off.
  • Flight SATA 730, an international charter service from Zurich to Funchal Airport (Madeira), touches the sea in a landing attempt. Many of the 36 fatalities got trapped inside the sinking plane. 21 people survived with the help of rescue teams and by swimming to the shore.
  • Portugal's traditional naming conventions change such that children's surnames can come from either the mother or the father, not just from the father.
  • Chiara Lubich is awarded the Templeton Prize.

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Sport Games on 18 December 1977

NFL
American Football
  • Chicago Bears - New York Giants : 12 - 9
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Houston Oilers : 16 - 21
  • Cleveland Browns - Seattle Seahawks : 19 - 20
  • Denver Broncos - Dallas Cowboys : 6 - 14
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dixy Lee Ray -- Dec. 12, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8567
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Women's Politics -- Dec. 5, 1977

Books

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

The Amityville Horror

By: Jay Anson

In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers,

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The Silmarillion

By: J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien

“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 .

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Essays Of E.B. White

By: E.B. White

The classic collection by one of the greatest essayists of our time.

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The Second Ring Of Power

By: Carlos Castaneda

ENTER THE SORCERESS!Back from the abyss, Castaneda encounter his greatest test on the journey towards impeccability and freedom: to outwit and overpower the sorcery of Doña Soledad, herself transformed from a

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Destroyer

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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DND

DND

Platform: PDP-10

Genre: Role-playing video game

Surround

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Video Olympics

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Dominos

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

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