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Saturday 19 November 1977

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kerri Strug and Lady Davina EAB Windsor. In that special week of November people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. In UK Name Of The Game by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Close Encounters of the Third Kind, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Delta Of Venus by Anais Nin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Cousteau Odyssey. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Depthcharge or Surround.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Franois Truffaut, Teri Garr

Country: United States

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Pete's Dragon

Directed by: Don Chaffey

Starring: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale

Country: United States

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Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld

Country: United States

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Rolling Thunder

Directed by: John Flynn

Starring: William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes

Country: United States

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That Obscure Object of Desire

Directed by: Luis Bunuel

Starring: Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, ngela Molina

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

The Cousteau Odyssey

Starring: Theodore Strauss, Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Country: United States

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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

James at 16

Written by: Dan Wakefield

Starring: Lance Kerwin, Linden Chiles, Lynn Carlin, Kim Richards

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 November 1977 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Kerri Strug: Tucson, Arizona -- Gymnast (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
  • Lady Davina EAB Windsor: Daughter of English Prince Richard.
  • Davina Lewis: Lady Davina is the elder daughter of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester and the Duchess of Gloucester, and is in the line of succession to the British throne.
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  • Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement.
  • Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt
  • Transportes Aereos Portugueses Boeing 727 crashes in the Madeira Islands, killing 130.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: High Schools -- Nov. 14, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8563
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Richard Leakey -- Nov. 7, 1977


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

Delta Of Venus

By: Anais Nin

"Delta of Venus joyously explores the art of human sexuality. Anais Nin's writing style is at once lyrical and straightforward. While she leaves no doubt in the reader's mind just what

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The Honourable Schoolboy

By: John le Carre

Featuring George Smiley, The Honourable Schoolboy is the second installment in the renowned Karla Trilogy, the follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which was the inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, ...

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The Book Of Merlyn

By: Terence H. White

This magnificent fantasy of the last days of King Arthur, his faithful magician and his animal teachers, completes the tragedy and romance of THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING.

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The Immigrants

By: Howard Fast

The first book in bestselling author Howard Fast's beloved family saga "A most wonderful book...there hasn't been a novel in years that can do a job on readers' emotions that the

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin Taito

Triple Hunt

Triple Hunt

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Light gun shooter

Publisher: Atari

Basic Math

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Educational (mathematics)

Publisher: Atari

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Boot Hill

Platform: Arcade

Genre: shooter game

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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