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Wednesday 20 July 1977

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Susana Werner and Sylvia Plischke. 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 The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Poldark. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Boot Hill or Depthcharge.
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Movies

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

The Hills Have Eyes

Directed by: Wes Craven

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

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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Orca

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson

Country: United States

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Sorcerer

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal

Country: United States

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What the sky looked like on 20 July 1977

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TV Series

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

Poldark

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

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

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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Chôdenji mashin Borutesu Faibu

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

Country: Japan

¿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 20 July 1977 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
  • St. Margaret of Antioch
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Facts:
  • Flash flood hits Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kills 80 and causing US$350 million damage.
  • Johnstown is hit by a flash flood that kills eighty and causes $350 million in damage.
  • The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments.

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Books

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

The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank

By: Erma Bombeck

"She is marvelously funny, direct as a hypodermic, a virtuoso in the field of suburban living....Lovely stuff."VOGUEIt's the expose to end all exposes--the truth about the suburbs: where they planted trees

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Passages

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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Falconer

By: John Cheever

Stunning and brutally powerful, Falconer tells the story of a man named Farragut, his crime and punishment, and his struggle to remain a man in a universe bent on beating him

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Coma

By: Robin Cook

The blockbuster bestseller that kickstarted a new genre--the medical thriller--is now available in trade paperback for the first time.They

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Triple Hunt

Triple Hunt

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Light gun shooter

Publisher: Atari

Boot Hill

Platform: Arcade

Genre: shooter game

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Depthcharge

Depthcharge

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin Taito

Blackjack

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (gambling)

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Destroyer

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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