Friday April 29, 1977

US date format: 4/29/1977, UK date format: 29/4/1977

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 29, 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 Titus O'Neil and Rocio Carrasco. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Southern Nights by Glen Campbell. In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. The Man Who Loved Women, directed by François Truffaut, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Roots by Alex Haley was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Rock Follies of '77. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Circus or Street Racer.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Robert Blessed Robrecht Gruuthuuse (d.1157)
  • Saint Hugh of Cluny
  • International Dance Day.
  • Japan (public holiday since 1927, traditionally the start of the Golden Week holiday period.) The Emperor's Birthday (1927-1988. Holiday of Emperor Hirohito's birthday until his death in 1989).
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Events

  • British Aerospace forms.

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Movies

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The Man Who Loved Women

The Man Who Loved Women

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Charles Denner, Brigitte Fossey, Nelly Borgeaud, Geneviève Fontanel

Tomcats

Tomcats

Directed by: Harry Kerwin

Starring: Chris Mulkey, Polly King, Wayne Crawford, Daniel Schweitzer

Come Play with Me

Come Play with Me

Directed by: George Harrison Marks

Starring: Irene Handl, Alfie Bass, George Harrison Marks, Ronald Fraser

Cinderella 2000

Cinderella 2000

Directed by: Al Adamson

Starring: Catharine Burgess, Jay B. Larson, Vaughn Armstrong, Erwin Fuller

3 Women

3 Women

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule, Robert Fortier

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Rock Follies of '77

Rock Follies of '77

Ein Mann kam im August

Ein Mann kam im August

Rob Roy

Rob Roy

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

The New Adventures of Batman

The New Adventures of Batman

Directed by: Don Towsley

Headmaster

Headmaster

Directed by: Agradoot

Days to next April 29

If April 29, 1977 is your birthday you're 43 years, 4 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Roots by Alex Haley

Roots

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One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn’t been seen since the

The Valhalla Exchange by Harry Patterson

The Valhalla Exchange

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A lone journalist unravels the mystery behind a Nazi war criminal’s escape In 1945, as the Allies closed in on war-ravaged Berlin, Hitler’s personal secretary, Martin Bormann, made his escape.

The Gamesman by Michael Maccoby

The Gamesman

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The Gamesman: The New Corporate Leaders

Falconer by John Cheever

Falconer

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Stunning and brutally powerful, Falconer tells the story of a man named Farragut, his crime and punishment, and his struggle to remain a man in a universe bent on beating him

Passages by Gail Sheehy

Passages

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At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Surround

Surround

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

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

Circus

Circus

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Exidy

Street Racer

Street Racer

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Atari, Inc.


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