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Saturday 23 April 1977

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lee Young-Pyo and John Cena. 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 Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching All That Glitters. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Air-Sea Battle or Basic Math.
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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

Movies

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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Jabberwocky

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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3 Women

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 April 1977 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
  • Independence Day for the Conch Republic
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Facts:
  • Czech chess master Vlastimil Hort plays 201 games simultaneously and only loses 10
  • Milt workers kill 300-500 students in Addis Ababa
  • ADO The Hague soccer team forms.
  • Dr Allen Bussey completes 20,302 yo-yo loops.

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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

Books

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

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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Majesty

By: Robert Lacey

A penetrating, readable biography of the first reigning Queen of England since Victoria, a favorite child of a proud nation to a strong, firmly intelligent monarch whose political savvy in crisis

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How To Save Your Own Life

By: Erica Jong

Erica Jong--like Isadora Wing, her fictional doppelganger--was rich and famous, brainy and beautiful, and soaring high with erotica and marijuana in 1977, the year this book was first published.

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Condominium

By: John D. MacDonald

A “first-rate entertainment” (New York Daily News), Condominium is a panoramic novel from a master of suspense that follows the disappearance of an American paradise, the corrupt souls willing to sell

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Videogames

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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DND

DND

Platform: PDP-10

Genre: Role-playing video game

Zork

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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Air-Sea Battle

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Basic Math

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Educational (mathematics)

Publisher: Atari

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