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Wednesday 25 May 1977

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Alberto Del Rio and Karthik Sivakumar. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder. In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Star Wars, directed by George Lucas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Poldark. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Zork or Blackjack.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Star Wars

Directed by: George Lucas

Starring: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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Smokey and the Bandit

Directed by: Hal Needham

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed

Country: United States

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The Car

Directed by: Elliot Silverstein

Starring: James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley

Country: United States

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Cross of Iron

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason

Country: United States

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The White Buffalo

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Starring: Charles Bronson, Jack Warden, Will Sampson

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Ralph Bates

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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¿Qué pasa, U.S.A.?

Written by: Manny Mendoza

Starring: Velia Martinez, Ana Margarita Martínez Casado, Luis G. Oquendo, Manolo Villaverde

Country: United States

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 May 1977 ?

  • Ancient Latvia - Urbanas Diena observed
  • Saint Reinolf
  • Saint Marie-Madeleine-Sofie Barat (died 1865)
  • Virginia - Confederate Memorial Day (1868)
  • Argentina - Day of May Revolution/National Day (1810)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany released
  • Brady Bunch Hour, last airs on ABC-TV
  • Liverpool wins 22nd Europe Cup 1 in Rome.
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Dutch social democratic party wins parliamentary election.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Harold Brown -- May 23, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8538
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Mafia -- May 16, 1977


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

A Book Of Common Prayer

By: Joan Didion

Writing with the telegraphic swiftness and microscopic sensitivity that have made her one of our most distinguished journalists, Joan Didion creates a shimmering novel of innocence and evil.A

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East Wind, Rain

By: N. Richard Nash


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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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By: Brooke Hayward

From the moment of its publication in 1977, Haywire was a national sensation and a #1 bestseller, a celebrated Hollywood memoir of a glittering family and the stunning darkness that lurked

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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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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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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (gambling)

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy

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Platform: PDP-10

Genre: Role-playing video game

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