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Sunday 20 March 1977

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Frédéric Finot and Kang Ji-hwan. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen) by Barbra Streisand. In UK Chanson D'Amour by The Manhattan Transfer was in the top 5 hits. Eraserhead, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Roots by Alex Haley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Out of Bounds. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air-Sea Battle or Dominos.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph

Country: United States

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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Directed by: John Lounsbery

Starring: Sebastian Cabot, Junius Matthews, Barbara Luddy

Country: United States

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The Message

Directed by: Moustapha Akkad

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara

Country: United States

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Slap Shot

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, Strother Martin

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Jesse Welles, Bob Holt, Richard Romanus

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Out of Bounds

Starring: Melvin McClymont, John Price, Barbara Slater, Barrie Houghton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Galton & Simpson Playhouse

Starring: John Bird, Richard Briers, Charles Gray, Roy Kinnear

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Take Hart

Starring: Tony Hart, Colin Bennett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Busting Loose

Written by: Lowell Ganz, Mark Rothman

Starring: Adam Arkin, Paul Sylvan, Greg Antonacci, Danny Goldman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 March 1977 ?

  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Canberra Day
  • Meat Out Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Terukuni Manzo: Japanese sumo wrestler, the 38th Yokozuna (Born 1919).
  • Communists / socialists win French municipal elections
  • Premier Indira Gandhi loses election in India.
  • Parisians (France) elect former Prime Minister Jacques Chirac as first mayor in a century.

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  • Time: Background by B Cadge.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8528
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Idi Amin -- Mar. 7, 1977


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


By: Alex Haley

One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn’t been seen since the

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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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By: Liv Ullmann


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By: Leon Uris

Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Air-Sea Battle

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Snake

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Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

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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