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Wednesday 26 October 1977

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jon Heder and Bakar Ibor. In that special week of October people in US were listening to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone. In UK Silver Lady by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. Looking for Mr. Goodbar, directed by Richard Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Dynasty by Robert S. Elegant was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching King Cinder. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Street Racer or Circus.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Starring: Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld

Country: United States

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Rolling Thunder

Directed by: John Flynn

Starring: William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes

Country: United States

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That Obscure Object of Desire

Directed by: Luis Bunuel

Starring: Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, ngela Molina

Country: United States

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Oh, God!

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: John Denver, George Burns, Teri Garr

Country: United States

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Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Robert De Niro, Grard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

King Cinder

Starring: Jeremy Arnold, Tony Caunter, Peter Duncan, Michael Hawkins

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

James at 16

Written by: Dan Wakefield

Starring: Lance Kerwin, Linden Chiles, Lynn Carlin, Kim Richards

Country: United States


Starring: Antoinette Atell

Country: United States

Nikola Tesla

Starring: Mustafa Nadarevic, Rade Serbedzija, Spiro Guberina, Izet Hajdarhodzic

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Glenview High

Starring: Grigor Taylor, Rebecca Gilling, Elaine Lee, Ken James

Country: Australia

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 October 1977 ?

  • Nauru - Angam Day
  • Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
  • Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • St. Quadragesimus
  • St. Rusticus
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  • 5th and final test of space shuttle Enterprise
  • Dr Clifford R Wharton Jr named chancellor of State University of New York.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mstislav Rostropovich -- Oct. 24, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8560
  • Time: Cover story on U.S.-Israeli relations


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


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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Dreams Die First

By: Harold Robbins

“Robbins eroticized commerce, and, at the same time, he commercialized erotica, dashing into a rich new market for dirty books.” —The New Yorker “Robbins’ dialogue is moving… his people have the warmth

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Essays Of E.B. White

By: E.B. White

The classic collection by one of the greatest essayists of our time.

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The Managerial Woman.

By: Margaret Hennig and Anne Jardim

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

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports (gambling)

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Street Racer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

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

Video Olympics

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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