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Thursday 21 April 1977

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jamie Salé and Karen Ann. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Don't Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston. In UK Knowing Me, Knowing You by Abba was in the top 5 hits. Annie Hall, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while The David Kopay Story by David Kopay and Perry Deane Young was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching All That Glitters. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blackjack or Triple Hunt.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Annie Hall

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts

Country: United States

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The Beast

Directed by: Walerian Borowczyk

Starring: Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel, Elisabeth Kaza

Country: United States

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Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier

Country: United States

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Demon Seed

Directed by: Donald Cammell

Starring: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham

Country: United States

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Aguirre: The Wrath of God

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

All That Glitters

Starring: Barbara Baxley, Eileen Brennan, Vanessa Brown, Greg Evigan

Country: United States

Vise od igre

Starring: Petar Bozovic, Nikola Simic, Zika Milenkovic, Ljiljana Dragutinovic

Oi pantheoi

Starring: Katia Dandoulaki, Angelos Antonopoulos, Lykourgos Kallergis, Faidon Georgitsis

Country: Greece

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 April 1977 ?

  • Rome - city birthday.
  • Saint Wolbodo
  • Saint Konrad von Parzham
  • Saint Anastasius I
  • Saint Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jamie Salé: Canadian figure skater, who, with partner David Pelletier ,won a gold medal at the 2002 Olympics, but not without anguish.
  • Karen Ann: Peterson; Miss Aruba-Universe (1997).
  • Jamie Sale: Canadian figure skater.
  • Doseone : American rapper and producer (Deep Puddle Dynamics Greenthink Clouddead Themselves Subtle and 13 & God).
  • Gyula Koi: Hungarian scholar and educator.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Annie opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 2377 performances
  • Broadway play Annie opens, 1st of 2,377 performances
  • C Strouse and M Charnins musical Annie, premieres in New York City
  • Billy Martin pulls New York Yankees line-up out of a hat, beats Toronto Blue Jays 8-6.
  • Zia ur-Rahman appointed President of Bangladesh.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: DNA -- Apr. 18, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8533
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Air Safety -- Apr. 11, 1977


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

The David Kopay Story

By: David Kopay and Perry Deane Young

Twenty-three years after publishing his story, David Kopay remains the only NFL player who has publicly acknowledged his homosexuality. From psychotherapy to hypnosis to heartbreaking family confrontations to finally surprising acceptance

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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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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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Your Erroneous Zones

By: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

This best selling guide sends a simple but profound message - avoid the trap of negative thinking and master the art of self-actualization.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (gambling)

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Triple Hunt

Triple Hunt

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Light gun shooter

Publisher: Atari


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy

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Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin Taito

Indy 500

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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