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Friday 26 August 1977

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Therese Alshammar and Liam Botham. 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. House, directed by Nobuhiko Ohbayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while The Managerial Woman. by Margaret Hennig and Anne Jardim was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching SCTV. If you liked videogames you were probably playing DND or Super Bug.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

SCTV

Written by: Andrew Alexander

Starring: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Dave Thomas

Country: Canada

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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

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Suspiria

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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Orca

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson

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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The Island of Dr. Moreau

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 August 1977 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • HA Rey: Author of popular constellation book, dies at 78.
  • Heinz Rottger: Composer, dies at 67.
  • Willis Bouchey: Actor (Battle Cry, From Here to Eternity), dies at 34.
Facts:
  • Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77
  • The Charter of the French Language is adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec

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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

Books

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

The Managerial Woman.

By: Margaret Hennig and Anne Jardim

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

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It Didn'T Start With Watergate

By: Victor Lasky

New reprint of book by best selling author of JFK: The Man and the Myth. This carefully documented book highlights the hypocracy that has gripped both the beltway and the

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Vivien Leigh

By: Anne Edwards

Vivien Leigh A Biography

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Oliver'S Story

By: Erich Segal

Oliver loved Jenny. Now, two lonely years later, Jenny is gone and Oliver Barrett IV feels he will never love again--should never love again.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Boot Hill

Platform: Arcade

Genre: shooter game

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Air-Sea Battle

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Fixed shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Blackjack

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (gambling)

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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DND

DND

Platform: PDP-10

Genre: Role-playing video game

Super Bug

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing / Driving

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