Friday 23 December 1977
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Becky Ruehl and Helen Mahmastol.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees.
In UK Mull Of Kintyre / Girl's School by Wings was in the top 5 hits.
High Anxiety, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Professionals.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Street Racer or Basic Math.
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Which were the important events of 23 December 1977 ?
- Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
- Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
- Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
- R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
- Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
- Japan - The Emperor's Birthday - Birthday of Akihito, the current Emperor of Japan
- Roman festivals - Larentalia, a festival in honor of Larenta
- Ancient Latvia - Ziemassvetki held
- Becky Ruehl: Lakeside Park, Kentucky -- Diver (1996 Olympics - 4th Place).
- Helen Mahmastol: Miss Universe - Estonia (1996).
- Jari Maenpaa: Finnish guitarist and singer.
- Matt Baker: British television presenter.
- Alge Crumpler: American football player.
- Tore Johansen: Norwegian trumpeter and composer (Inner Ear)
- Jari Mäenpää: Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Wintersun Ensiferum and Arthemesia)
- Paul Shirley: American basketball player and blogger
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
- Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life
- Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou
- L.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
- Linda Ronstadt - It's So Easy
- Player - Baby Come Back
- Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
- Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again
- Bob Welch - Sentimental Lady
- Paul Simon - Slip Slidin' Away
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