Friday January 21, 1977
US date format: 1/21/1977, UK date format: 21/1/1977
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 21, 1977). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Matt Perry and Al Baxter.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to I Wish by Stevie Wonder.
In UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits.
Cross of Iron, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while Adolf Hitler by John Toland was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Emigrants.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Triple Hunt or Street Racer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 21, 1977?
- National Hugging Day
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
- Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
- UN Arms Day
- U.S. President Jimmy Carter grants an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who evaded the draft during the Vietnam War.
- President Jimmy Carter pardons nearly all American Vietnam War draft evaders, some of whom had emigrated to Canada.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 21, 1977?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Stevie Wonder - I Wish
- Rose Royce - Car Wash
- Leo Sayer - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
- Brick - Dazz
- Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. - You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)
- The Sylvers - Hot Line
- Eagles - New Kid In Town
- Engelbert Humperdinck - After The Lovin'
- Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By The Light
- Mary MacGregor - Torn Between Two Lovers
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?