Sunday December 25, 1977, Christmas

US date format: 12/25/1977, UK date format: 25/12/1977

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 25, 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 Uhm Ji-won and Israel Vasquez. 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. Opening Night, directed by John Cassavetes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Down The Seine And Up The Potomac With Art Buchwald by Art Buchwald was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Professionals. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Video Olympics or Street Racer.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.

Events

  • Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin meets in Egypt with President of Egypt, Anwar Sadat.

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Famous Deaths

Movies

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Opening Night

Opening Night

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell

The Black Panther

The Black Panther

Directed by: Ian Merrick

Starring: Donald Sumpter, Debbie Farrington, Marjorie Yates, Sylvia O'Donnell

High Anxiety

High Anxiety

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman

Country: United States of America

Death Bed: The Bed That Eats

Death Bed: The Bed That Eats

Directed by: George Barry

Starring: Demene Hall, William Russ, Julie Ritter, Linda Bond

The Incredible Melting Man

The Incredible Melting Man

Directed by: William Sachs

Starring: Alex Rebar, Burr DeBenning, Myron Healey, Michael Alldredge

TV Series

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The Professionals

The Professionals

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Starring: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Newcomers

The Newcomers

Directed by: James Allen Bradley

On Our Own

On Our Own

Directed by: Lyman Dayton

Data Tutashkhia

Data Tutashkhia

Starring: Otar Megvinetukhutsesi, Tengiz Archvadze, Jüri Järvet, Karlo Sakandelidze

Mind Your Language

Mind Your Language

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Starring: Barry Evans, George Camiller, Jacki Harding, Zara Nutley

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

The Thorn Birds

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“Beautiful….Compelling entertainment.”—New York Times“A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous.”—Chicago TribuneOne of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough’s sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall …

The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

The Amityville Horror

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In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers,

Delta Of Venus by Anais Nin

Delta Of Venus

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An extraordinarily rich and exotic collection from the mistress of erotic writing In Delta of Venus, Anais Nin pens a lush, magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents.

Daniel Martin by John Fowles

Daniel Martin

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A new trade paperback edition of "a masterpiece of symbolically charged realism....Fowles is the only writer in English who has the power, range, knowledge, and wisdom of a Tolstoy

Designing Your Face by Way Bandy

Designing Your Face

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Designing Your Face: An Illustrated Guide to Using Cosmetics

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Video Olympics

Video Olympics

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Space Wars

Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Basic Math

Basic Math

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Educational (mathematics)

Publisher: Atari

Baseball

Baseball

Platform: RCA Studio II

Genre: Sport

Publisher: RCA

Street Racer

Street Racer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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