Wednesday October 26, 1977

US date format: 10/26/1977, UK date format: 26/10/1977

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 26, 1977). The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was James Callaghan (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. 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. The Last Wave, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Illusions by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching On Our Own. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Video Olympics or Baseball.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Nauru - Angam Day
  • Austria - National Day: Anniversary of the Declaration of Neutrality (1955)
  • Also see October 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • St. Quadragesimus
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Events

  • 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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Movies

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The Last Wave

The Last Wave

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil, Frederick Parslow

Country: United States of America

Which Way Is Up?

Which Way Is Up?

Directed by: Michael Schultz

Starring: Richard Pryor, Lonette McKee, Margaret Avery, Morgan Woodward

Blue Sunshine

Blue Sunshine

Directed by: Jeff Lieberman

Starring: Zalman King, Deborah Winters, Mark Goddard, Robert Walden

Prey

Prey

Directed by: Norman J. Warren

Starring: Barry Stokes, Sally Faulkner, Glory Annen, Sandy Chinney

Office Romance

Office Romance

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Andrey Myagkov, Svetlana Nemolyaeva, Oleg Basilashvili

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TV Series

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On Our Own

On Our Own

Directed by: Lyman Dayton

Fred Flintstone and Friends

Fred Flintstone and Friends

Secret Army

Secret Army

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Operation Petticoat

Operation Petticoat

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Young Ramsay

Young Ramsay

Starring: John Hargreaves, Serge Lazareff, Barbara Llewellyn, Louise Howitt

Country: Australia

Days to next October 26

If October 26, 1977 is your birthday you're 42 years, 10 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 6 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Illusions by Richard Bach

Illusions

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In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of …

At Random by Bennett Cerf

At Random

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“I’ve got the name for our publishing operation. We just said we were going to publish a few books on the side at random.

The Second Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders

The Second Deadly Sin

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A taut and gripping tale that sets police detective Edward Delaney on the trail of a vicious criminal in New York’s art worldA month ago, world-renowned artist Victor Maitland was found

All Things Wise And Wonderful by James Herriot

All Things Wise And Wonderful

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Readers adored James Herriot's tales of his life as a Yorkshire animal doctor in All Creatures Great and Small and All Things Bright and Beautiful.

Daniel Martin by John Fowles

Daniel Martin

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A new trade paperback edition of "a masterpiece of symbolically charged realism....Fowles is the only writer in English who has the power, range, knowledge, and wisdom of a Tolstoy

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Surround

Surround

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Indy 500

Indy 500

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Video Olympics

Video Olympics

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Baseball

Baseball

Platform: RCA Studio II

Genre: Sport

Publisher: RCA

Circus

Circus

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy


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