Friday January 28, 1977

US date format: 1/28/1977, UK date format: 28/1/1977

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 28, 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 Joey Fatone and Takuma Sato. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Car Wash by Rose Royce. In UK Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul was in the top 5 hits. Suspiria, directed by Dario Argento, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Adolf Hitler by John Toland was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Blankety Blanks. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Super Bug or Destroyer.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas

Events

  • The first day of the Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977, which severely affects and cripples much of Upstate New York, but Buffalo, NY, Syracuse, NY, Watertown, NY, and surrounding areas are most affected, each area accumulating close to 10 feet (3.0 m) of snow on this one day.\ \ \ \ \ Disintegration of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
  • The Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977 hits Buffalo, New York and the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario.

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Famous Deaths

  • : Actor (All in the Family, Andy Griffith...

Movies

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Suspiria

Suspiria

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé

Country: United States of America

Wizards

Wizards

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Bob Holt, Jesse Welles, Richard Romanus, David Proval

Country: United States of America

Cross of Iron

Cross of Iron

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner

Country: United States of America

Camouflage

Camouflage

Directed by: Krzysztof Zanussi

Starring: Piotr Garlicki, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Christine Paul, Mariusz Dmochowski

Bad

Bad

Directed by: Jed Johnson

Starring: Cyrinda Foxe, Matthew Anton, Cathy Roskam, Carroll Baker

TV Series

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Blankety Blanks

Blankety Blanks

Starring: Graham Kennedy, Ugly Dave Gray, Stuart Wagstaff

Country: Australia

The Emigrants

The Emigrants

Directed by: Jan Troell

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Directed by: John Cromwell

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

Pat & Mat

Pat & Mat

Directed by: Marek Benes

Days to next January 28

If January 28, 1977 is your birthday you're 43 years, 6 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Adolf Hitler by John Toland

Adolf Hitler

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland’s classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose

The Users by Joyce Haber

The Users

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This shocking novel takes the reader behind the scenes of the New Hollywood, the international crowd, the world of big business, politics, and the syndicate.

The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck

The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank

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"She is marvelously funny, direct as a hypodermic, a virtuoso in the field of suburban living....Lovely stuff."VOGUEIt's the expose to end all exposes--the truth about the suburbs: where they planted trees

October Light by John Gardner

October Light

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. New Directions is excited to reissue the Gardner classics, beginning with October Light, a complex relationship rendered in a down-to-earth narrative.October

Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut

Slapstick

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Slapstick presents an apocalyptic vision as seen through the eyes of the current King of Manhattan (and last President of the United States), a wickedly irreverent look at the all-too-possible results of today’s follies.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Super Bug

Super Bug

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing / Driving

Destroyer

Destroyer

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

Space Wars

Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

Basic Math

Basic Math

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Educational (mathematics)

Publisher: Atari

Street Racer

Street Racer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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