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Thursday 28 July 1977

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Travis Alexander and Manu Ginobili. In that special week of July people in US were listening to I Just Want To Be Your Everything by Andy Gibb. In UK So You Win Again by Hot Chocolate was in the top 5 hits. The Hills Have Eyes, directed by Wes Craven, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while A Book Of Common Prayer by Joan Didion was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hollywood Greats. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Indy 500 or Space Wars.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Hills Have Eyes

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Robert Houston, John Steadman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson

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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The Spy Who Loved Me

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jrgens

Country: United States

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Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Hollywood Greats

Starring: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Drei sind einer zuviel

Starring: Thomas Fritsch, Herbert Herrmann, Jutta Speidel, Eduard Linkers

The Foundation

Written by: Richard Gregson

Starring: Lynette Davies, John Barron, Geoffrey Whitehead, Patsy Kensit

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Fernwood Tonight

Written by: Norman Lear

Starring: Martin Mull, Fred Willard, Frank De Vol, Tommy Tedesco

Country: United States

Chôdenji mashin Borutesu Faibu

Starring: Joseph Bitangcol, Christine Bonnevie, Ricci Chan, Dodo Crisol

Country: Japan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 July 1977 ?

  • St. Celsus
  • St. Victor
  • St. Innocent
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Nazarius
  • San Marino - Fall of the Fascist Government
Famous Birthdays:
  • Manu Ginobili: Argentine basketball player.
  • Travis Alexander: American murder victim, killed at his home in Mesa, Arizona.
  • Florian Freistetter: Austrian astronomer, active in online media and blogs, writes also against astrology.
  • Emanuel Ginobili: Argentine professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
  • Aki Berg: Turku, Finland -- NHL defenseman (LA Kings).
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  • 1st oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska
  • Roy Wilkins turn over NAACP leadership to Benjamin L Hooks.
  • First oil flow through the length of the Alaska pipeline.

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

  • Time: Inset: Menachem Begin
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8547
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Rod Carew -- July 18, 1977


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

A Book Of Common Prayer

By: Joan Didion

Writing with the telegraphic swiftness and microscopic sensitivity that have made her one of our most distinguished journalists, Joan Didion creates a shimmering novel of innocence and evil.A

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Your Erroneous Zones

By: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

This best selling guide sends a simple but profound message - avoid the trap of negative thinking and master the art of self-actualization.

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The Chancellor Manuscript

By: Robert Ludlum

Did J. Edgar Hoover die a natural death? Or was he murdered? When a group of high-minded and high-placed intellectuals known as Inver Brass detect a monstrous threat to the country

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The Crash Of '79

By: Paul E. Erdman


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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Indy 500

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Space Wars

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Cinematronics

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Super Bug

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing / Driving

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Platform: RCA Studio II

Genre: Sport

Publisher: RCA

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