Sunday 29 May 1977
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Massimo Ambrosini and Danny Gerard in Mount Vernon.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder.
In UK I Don't Want To Talk About It / First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits.
Star Wars, directed by George Lucas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977
while The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Chôdenji mashin Borutesu Faibu.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Basic Math or Super Bug.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Nigeria: Democracy Day.
- Saint Theodosia
- Bah�'f Faith: Ascension of Bah�'u'llah.
- United Kingdom: Oak Apple Day.
- Venezuela: Tree Day.
- Saint Erwin
- Saint Maximinus of Trier
- Argentina: Army Day.
- Blessed Adhemar
- Massimo Ambrosini: Italian footballer.
- Danny Gerard in Mount Vernon: New York; actor (Alan Silver - Brooklyn Bridge).
- Brent Roberts in Leesville: Louisiana; diver (Olympics-1996).
- Antonio Lebo-Lebo: Angolan footballer.
- Scott Allen: American figure skater.
- Marco Cassetti: Italian footballer.
- Danny Gerard: American actor and singer.
- António Lebo: Angolan footballer.
- Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in Indy 500
- Sue Press is 1st woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one
- A J Foyt wins Indianapolis 500 (average speed of 161.331 mph) for a record fourth time.
- Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open.
- NBC News and Information Service (24 hour news) ends on radio.
- A bloodless coup installs France Albert Rene as President of the Seychelles.
- The first Apple II series computers go on sale.
- The Portland Trail Blazers defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 109–107 to win the National Basketball Association finals four games to two. Bill Walton is selected as the MVP of the series.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1977 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
- Leo Sayer - When I Need You
- KC and the Sunshine Band - I'm Your Boogie Man
- Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
- Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up (Part 1)
- Bill Conti - Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)
- Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right
- Kenny Rogers - Lucille
- Andrew Gold - Lonely Boy
- Foreigner - Feels Like The First Time
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