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Tuesday 19 July 1977

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Erin Cummings and Jean-Sebastien Aubin. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Looks Like We Made It by Barry Manilow. In UK So You Win Again by Hot Chocolate was in the top 5 hits. The Hills Have Eyes, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Condominium by John D. MacDonald was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Foundation. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Space Wars or Basic Math.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Hills Have Eyes

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Robert Houston, John Steadman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson

Country: United States

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The Island of Dr. Moreau

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport

Country: United States

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The Spy Who Loved Me

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jrgens

Country: United States

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Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Foundation

Written by: Richard Gregson

Starring: Lynette Davies, John Barron, Geoffrey Whitehead, Patsy Kensit

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Fernwood Tonight

Written by: Norman Lear

Starring: Martin Mull, Fred Willard, Frank De Vol, Tommy Tedesco

Country: United States

Chôdenji mashin Borutesu Faibu

Starring: Joseph Bitangcol, Christine Bonnevie, Ricci Chan, Dodo Crisol

Country: Japan


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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 July 1977 ?

  • According to sitcom Father Ted, previous events that occurred on July 19 included Galway being liberated by the Indians, Marathon was renamed Snickers and the Ice Age ended.
  • St. Symmachus
  • St. Machrina
  • St. Arsenius
  • Catholic - Feasts of St. Vincent de Paul
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  • 48th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-5 at Yankee Stadium, New York
  • All star MVP: Don Sutton (LA Dodgers)
  • Floods in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 76
  • July 20 ampndash Flooding in Johnstown, PA, caused by massive rainfall, kills over 75 people and causes billions in damage.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Rod Carew -- July 18, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8546
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Youth Crime -- July 11, 1977


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


By: John D. MacDonald

A “first-rate entertainment” (New York Daily News), Condominium is a panoramic novel from a master of suspense that follows the disappearance of an American paradise, the corrupt souls willing to sell

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By: Richard Bach

In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of ...

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The Crash Of '79

By: Paul E. Erdman


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A Book Of Common Prayer

By: Joan Didion

Writing with the telegraphic swiftness and microscopic sensitivity that have made her one of our most distinguished journalists, Joan Didion creates a shimmering novel of innocence and evil.A

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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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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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Basic Math

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Educational (mathematics)

Publisher: Atari

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Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin Taito


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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