Friday 25 March 1977
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Chiara Zocchi and Natalie Clein.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Rich Girl by Daryl Hall & John Oates.
In UK Chanson D'Amour by The Manhattan Transfer was in the top 5 hits.
Eraserhead, directed by David Lynch, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while Haywire by Brooke Hayward was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Out of Bounds.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Baseball or Video Olympics.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 25 March 1977 ?
- Maryland Day.
- Saint Pelagius
- International Waffle Day in Sweden.
- Freedom Day in Belarus
- Greek Independence Day.
- As the day falls close to the vernal equinox, similar to the way Christmas falls near the winter solstice, both days are regarded as one of the Quarter Days to Christians in the British Isles. (see below)
- Traditional date of the start of the new year in England and Wales, until the Calendar Act of 1752 (called Lady Day - see below).
- Traditional date of the death (circa 33), of Jesus, central figure in Christianity (b. circa 1 BC in traditional dating)
- In Christianity, March 25 is typically celebrated as the day of the Annunciation so long as it does not coincide with a Sunday or during Holy Week. (see below)
- The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Lady Day) - this date is nine months before Christmas Day, and is based on the traditional date in Catholicism of a 1 BC - Annunciation of the Virgin Mary and conception of Jesus.
- One of the four Irish Quarter days in the Irish calendar.
- Saint Dysmas, the 'Good Murderer'
- Saint Harold
- Saint Humbert
- The date of the passing of Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Many fans celebrate this day by throwing parties.
- Saint Izaak
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Daryl Hall & John Oates - Rich Girl
- Barbra Streisand - Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)
- ABBA - Dancing Queen
- David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us
- Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
- Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle
- Bob Seger - Night Moves
- 10cc - The Things We Do For Love
- Kenny Nolan - I Like Dreamin'
- Mary MacGregor - Torn Between Two Lovers
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