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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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.

But much more happened on August 1977: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1977?


Events

  • 01 Aug 1977 Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he is flying in Los Angeles
  • 03 Aug 1977 Radio Shack issues a press release introducing TRS-80 computer 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered
  • 04 Aug 1977 President Carter establishes Department of Energy
  • 07 Aug 1977 Shenandoah closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 1,050 performances
  • 08 Aug 1977 Maurine Stuart, ordained as Zen priest by Eido Tai Shimano Roshi
  • 09 Aug 1977 Chris Old completes a century in 37 mins, Yorks vs. Warwicks
  • 10 Aug 1977 US and Panamana sign Panama Canal Zone accord
  • 11 Aug 1977 Geoff Boycott scores his 100th FC hundred, vs. Aust at Headingley
  • 12 Aug 1977 Space shuttle Enterprise makes first atmospheric flight.
  • 13 Aug 1977 1st test glide of shuttle
  • 14 Aug 1977 59th PGA Championship: Lanny Wadkins shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach, California
  • 15 Aug 1977 SS chief Kappler escapes from prison hospital in Rome
  • 17 Aug 1977 Russian nuclear sub Artika is 1st to North Pole
  • 18 Aug 1977 2 girls are killed by a runaway car outside of Graceland
  • 19 Aug 1977 Julius (Groucho) Marx, comedian (Marx Bros), dies in Los Angeles at age 86.
  • 20 Aug 1977 NASA launches Voyager 2 towards Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
  • 21 Aug 1977 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
  • 23 Aug 1977 Marxist philosopher Rudolf Bahro imprisoned in German DR
  • 26 Aug 1977 Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77
  • 27 Aug 1977 Chicago closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 947 performances
  • 28 Aug 1977 Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • 31 Aug 1977 Spyros Kyprianou appointed President of Cyprus

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Movies

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Into the Wild

Into the Wild

Directed by: Sean Penn

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Country: United States of America

Elite Squad

Elite Squad

Directed by: José Padilha

Starring: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

That Obscure Object of Desire

That Obscure Object of Desire

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina, Julien Bertheau

Country: United States of America

Confession

Confession

Directed by: Joe May

Starring: Kay Francis, Basil Rathbone, Ian Hunter, Jane Bryan

The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans

Directed by: Michael Mann

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

The Thorn Birds

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“Beautiful….Compelling entertainment.”—New York Times“A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous.”—Chicago TribuneOne of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough’s sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall …

Oliver'S Story by Erich Segal

Oliver'S Story

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Oliver loved Jenny. Now, two lonely years later, Jenny is gone and Oliver Barrett IV feels he will never love again--should never love again.

Illusions by Richard Bach

Illusions

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In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of …

Your Erroneous Zones by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Your Erroneous Zones

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

Dynasty by Robert S. Elegant

Dynasty

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A story of three generations of the Sekloongs, Hong Kong merchant princes. The narrative follows the lives of the Sekloong brothers who are divided by ambition and adultery in a country