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Monday 29 August 1977

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include John Patrick O'Brien and Melissa Benoit. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Best Of My Love by The Emotions. In UK Angelo by Brotherhood Of Man was in the top 5 hits. House, directed by Nobuhiko Ohbayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977 while Trinity by Leon Uris was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Eagle of the Ninth. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Combat or Video Olympics.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Eagle of the Ninth

Starring: Anthony Higgins, Christian Rodska, Peter Whitbread, Gillian Bailey

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

SCTV

Written by: Andrew Alexander

Starring: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Dave Thomas

Country: Canada

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The Making of James Bond - 007

Starring: Janet Woollacott, Lewis Gilbert, Albert R. Broccoli, William P. Cartlidge

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Keane Brothers Show

Starring: John M. Keane, Tom Keane

Country: United States

A Year at the Top

Written by: Heywood Kling

Starring: Greg Evigan, Paul Shaffer, Gabriel Dell, Julie Cobb

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Suspiria

Directed by: Dario Argento

Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci

Country: United States

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The Hills Have Eyes

Directed by: Wes Craven

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

Country: United States

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Orca

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson

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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The Island of Dr. Moreau

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 August 1977 ?

Holidays:
  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jean Hagen: American actress, perhaps best known for her four-year role in the popular TV show, "Make Room for Daddy" starring Danny Thomas as Hagen's husband and the movie "Singin' in the Rain.
  • Brian McGuire: American actor director producer and screenwriter.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Underclass -- Aug. 29, 1977
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8552
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Panama Canal -- Aug. 22, 1977

Books

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

Trinity

By: Leon Uris

Leon Uris’s beloved Irish classic, available in Avon mass market. From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that ...

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Vivien Leigh

By: Anne Edwards

Vivien Leigh A Biography

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Looking Out For Number One

By: Robert Ringer

In this self-confidence and life-enhancing bible, bestselling author Robert Ringer guides you on the most exciting and rewarding journey of your life.

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Full Disclosure

By: William Safire

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Basic Math

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Educational (mathematics)

Publisher: Atari

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Combat

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Multi-directional shooter

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Depthcharge

Depthcharge

Platform: Arcade

Publisher: Sega-Gremlin Taito

Surround

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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Video Olympics

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Atari, Inc.

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