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Monday 26 December 1977

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Brandee Layne and Fatih Akyel. 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 Immigrants by Howard Fast was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jappening con Ja. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Zork or Surround.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Professionals

Written by: Brian Clemens

Starring: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mind Your Language

Written by: Vince Powell

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Cousteau Odyssey

Starring: Theodore Strauss, Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Country: United States

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Soap

Written by: Susan Harris

Starring: Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan, Cathryn Damon

Country: United States

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Secret Army

Written by: Gerard Glaister

Starring: Bernard Hepton, Angela Richards, Clifford Rose, Juliet Hammond

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

High Anxiety

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman

Country: United States

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The Gauntlet

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle

Country: United States

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Saturday Night Fever

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller

Country: United States

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The Goodbye Girl

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings

Country: United States

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Franois Truffaut, Teri Garr

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1977 ?

Holidays:
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ivan Rezak: Composer, dies at 53.
  • Howard Hawks: American film director, producer and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era.

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Sport Games on 26 December 1977

NFL
American Football
  • Chicago Bears - Dallas Cowboys : 7 - 37
  • Minnesota Vikings - Los Angeles Rams : 14 - 7
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: New Empire of Faith' Inset: Menachem Begin
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cooking Craze -- Dec. 19, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8568

Books

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

The Immigrants

By: Howard Fast

The first book in bestselling author Howard Fast's beloved family saga "A most wonderful book...there hasn't been a novel in years that can do a job on readers' emotions that the

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The Complete Book Of Running

By: James F. Fixx

Discusses not only the physical benefits of running, but its psychological benefits as well: increasing self-esteem, acquiring a "high" from running, and being able to cope better with pressure and tension.

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Kg 200

By: J.D. Gilman and John Clive

KG 200: A Luftwaffe squadron that spoke perfect English. If they'd succeeded we'd all be speaking perfect German. Inspired by actual historical events.

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Dynasty

By: Robert S. Elegant

A story of three generations of the Sekloongs, Hong Kong merchant princes. The narrative follows the lives of the Sekloong brothers who are divided by ambition and adultery in a country

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Basic Math

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Educational (mathematics)

Publisher: Atari

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Triple Hunt

Triple Hunt

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Light gun shooter

Publisher: Atari

Video Olympics

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Zork

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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Surround

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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