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Tuesday 20 September 1977

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ruth Moniz and The-Dream . In that special week of September people in US were listening to Best Of My Love by The Emotions. In UK Way Down by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. The American Friend, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Monty by Robert LaGuardia was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Glenview High. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Baseball or Space Wars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Glenview High

Starring: Grigor Taylor, Rebecca Gilling, Elaine Lee, Ken James

Country: Australia

The Upchat Line

Starring: John Alderton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Arrow Emblem - Grand Prix No Taka

Starring: Kei Tomiyama, Mami Koyama, Masako Nozawa, Hidekatsu Shibata

Country: Japan

Soap

Written by: Susan Harris

Starring: Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan, Cathryn Damon

Country: United States

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ABC Weekend Specials

Starring: Willie Tyler, Frank Welker, Hal Smith, Janet Waldo

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The American Friend

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer

Country: United States

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Suspiria

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci

Country: United States

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The Hills Have Eyes

Directed by: Wes Craven

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

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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The Spy Who Loved Me

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jrgens

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 September 1977 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Ruth Moniz: NSW, Australia -- Gymnast (1996 Olympics).
  • The-Dream : Music Producer.
  • Namie Amuro: Japanese singer dancer and actress (Super Monkey's and Suite Chic).
  • Martin Horntveth: Norwegian drummer and composer (Jaga Jazzist and The National Bank).
  • Chris Mooney: American journalist and academic.
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Facts:
  • Estrada opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Vietnam and Djibouti ask for membership in UN
  • Voyager 2 launched for fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.
  • The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations.
  • Petrozavodsk phenomenon was observed in the Soviet Union and some northern European countries.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Also on cover, Jimmy Carter.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8555
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Housing Costs -- Sep. 12, 1977

Books

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

Monty

By: Robert LaGuardia

(Biography) 9.5 x 6.5", hardcover, original jacket, 304 pages. Biography of renowned mid-20th century actor, Montgomery Clift, most famous for the films 'Red River', 'From Here to Eternity' and 'The Misfits'.

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The Path Between The Seas

By: David McCullough

The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph,

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Full Disclosure

By: William Safire

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Roots

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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Combat

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Destroyer

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Baseball

Platform: RCA Studio II

Genre: Sport

Publisher: RCA

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Destroyer

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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