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Tuesday 23 August 1977

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Nicole Bobek and Douglas Sequeira. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Best Of My Love by The Emotions. In UK Angelo by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. The Kentucky Fried Movie, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Making of James Bond - 007. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Video Olympics or Basic Math.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


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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Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson

Country: United States

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The Island of Dr. Moreau

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport

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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TV Series

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

The Making of James Bond - 007

Starring: Janet Woollacott, Lewis Gilbert, Albert R. Broccoli, William P. Cartlidge

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Keane Brothers Show

Starring: John M. Keane, Tom Keane

Country: United States

A Year at the Top

Written by: Heywood Kling

Starring: Greg Evigan, Paul Shaffer, Gabriel Dell, Julie Cobb

Country: United States

Hollywood Greats

Starring: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Drei sind einer zuviel

Starring: Thomas Fritsch, Herbert Herrmann, Jutta Speidel, Eduard Linkers

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 August 1977 ?

  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Naum Gabo: Russian-American sculptor (d. 1977).
  • 1st man-powered flight of a mile (Bryan Allen in Gossamer Condor)
  • Marxist philosopher Rudolf Bahro imprisoned in German DR
  • The Gossamer Condor wins the Kremer prize for human powered flight.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Panama Canal -- Aug. 22, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8551
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Arthur Sulzberger -- Aug. 15, 1977


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


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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Vivien Leigh

By: Anne Edwards

Vivien Leigh A Biography

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The Crash Of '79

By: Paul E. Erdman


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The Managerial Woman.

By: Margaret Hennig and Anne Jardim

Managerial Woman, The, by Hennig, Margaret And Ane Jardim

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Boot Hill

Platform: Arcade

Genre: shooter game

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Video Olympics

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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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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