Monday December 19, 1977
US date format: 12/19/1977, UK date format: 19/12/1977
It was Monday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 19, 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 Elisa Toffoli and Irina Voronina.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees.
In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits.
Opening Night, directed by John Cassavetes, 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 Professionals.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Destroyer or Street Racer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 19, 1977?
- 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
- Roman festivals - Opalia
- Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Dutch government of Van Agt / Wiegel forms
- Cyril Ritchard, American actor (Side By Side), dies at age 83 following heart attack during performance in Chicago on November 25 and subsequent coma.
- Nellie Tayloe Ross: 1st woman governor, dies at 101.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 19, 1977?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
- Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou
- L.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
- Linda Ronstadt - It's So Easy
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
- Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again
- Bob Welch - Sentimental Lady
- Paul Simon - Slip Slidin' Away
Top #4 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 19If December 19, 1977 is your birthday you're 42 years, 9 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 23 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?