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Wednesday 18 May 1977

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lee Hendrie and Danny Mills. 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. Star Wars, directed by George Lucas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Haywire by Brooke Hayward was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Poldark. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Boot Hill or Zork.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Star Wars

Directed by: George Lucas

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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Smokey and the Bandit

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed

Country: United States

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The Car

Directed by: Elliot Silverstein

Starring: James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley

Country: United States

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Cross of Iron

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason

Country: United States

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The White Buffalo

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jack Warden, Will Sampson

Country: United States

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Starring: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Ralph Bates

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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¿Qué pasa, U.S.A.?

Written by: Manny Mendoza

Starring: Velia Martinez, Ana Margarita Martínez Casado, Luis G. Oquendo, Manolo Villaverde

Country: United States

All That Glitters

Starring: Barbara Baxley, Eileen Brennan, Vanessa Brown, Greg Evigan

Country: United States

Vise od igre

Starring: Petar Bozovic, Nikola Simic, Zika Milenkovic, Ljiljana Dragutinovic

Oi pantheoi

Starring: Katia Dandoulaki, Angelos Antonopoulos, Lykourgos Kallergis, Faidon Georgitsis

Country: Greece

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Historical Events

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  • Nightclub in Cincinnati fire kills 164
  • A nightclub fire in Cincinnati, Ohio kills 164.
  • Juventus wins 6th UEFA Cup at Bilbao.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Mafia -- May 16, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8537
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Nixon on TV -- May 9, 1977


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


By: Brooke Hayward

From the moment of its publication in 1977, Haywire was a national sensation and a #1 bestseller, a celebrated Hollywood memoir of a glittering family and the stunning darkness that lurked

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By: Gail Sheehy

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

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The Chancellor Manuscript

By: Robert Ludlum

Did J. Edgar Hoover die a natural death? Or was he murdered? When a group of high-minded and high-placed intellectuals known as Inver Brass detect a monstrous threat to the country

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The David Kopay Story

By: David Kopay and Perry Deane Young

Twenty-three years after publishing his story, David Kopay remains the only NFL player who has publicly acknowledged his homosexuality. From psychotherapy to hypnosis to heartbreaking family confrontations to finally surprising acceptance

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Boot Hill

Platform: Arcade

Genre: shooter game

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: PDP-10, Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 128, CP/M, TRS-80, IBM PC, Apple II, Apple IIe, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple Macintosh, Atari ST, DOS, NEC PC-9801, MSX,

Genre: Text adventure

Publisher: Personal Software Infocom Activision

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