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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 1977: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1977?


Events

  • 04 Dec 1977 Hollis Stacy / Jerry Pate wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Championship
  • 05 Dec 1977 Egypt breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, Libya, Algeria, Iraq and South Yemen. The move is in retaliation for the Declaration of Tripoli against Egypt.
  • 06 Dec 1977 South Africa grants independence to Bophuthatswana, although it is not recognized by any other country.
  • 08 Dec 1977 43rd Heisman Trophy Award: Earl Campbell, Texas (RB).
  • 10 Dec 1977 Soyuz 26 carries two cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station.
  • 11 Dec 1977 Billboard Awards
  • 13 Dec 1977 Entire University of Evansville basketball team (14 players) die in plane crash.
  • 14 Dec 1977 Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta, premieres in New York City
  • 16 Dec 1977 Mikhail Baryshnikov's 1976 production of Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet ''The Nutcracker'' comes to CBS a year after premiering onstage at the Kennedy Center. This adaptation will become the most popular television production of the work.
  • 17 Dec 1977 Elvis Costello and The Attractions 1st US TV appearance (SNL)
  • 18 Dec 1977 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey number 42 (Nate Thumond).
  • 19 Dec 1977 Dutch government of Van Agt / Wiegel forms
  • 20 Dec 1977 Djibouti and Vietnam join the United Nations.
  • 22 Dec 1977 36 die as grain elevator at Continental Grain Company plant explodes.
  • 25 Dec 1977 Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin meets in Egypt with President of Egypt, Anwar Sadat.
  • 30 Dec 1977 US President Jimmy Carter holds first news conference by US President in Eastern Europe (Warsaw, Poland).
  • 31 Dec 1977 Bubbling Brown Sugar closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 766 performances

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Movies

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Opening Night

Opening Night

Release year: 1977

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell

Dot and the Kangaroo

Dot and the Kangaroo

Release year: 1977

Directed by: Yoram Gross

Starring: Barbara Frawley, Joan Bruce, Spike Milligan, June Salter

Coma

Coma

Release year: 1977

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Geneviève Bujold, Elizabeth Ashley

Country: United States of America

Capricorn One

Capricorn One

Release year: 1977

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Starring: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carre

The Honourable Schoolboy

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Featuring George Smiley, The Honourable Schoolboy is the second installment in the renowned Karla Trilogy, the follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which was the inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, …

The Investigation by Dorothy Uhnak

The Investigation

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Is she a loving, devoted mother or a cold-blooded killer? In a peaceful, residential section of Queens, Kitty Keeler’s young sons have gone missing.

Origins by Richard E. Leakey and Roger Lewin

Origins

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Richard Leakey's personal account of his fossil hunting and landmark discoveries at Lake Turkana, his reassessment of human prehistory based on new evidence and analytic techniques, and his profound pondering of

Essays Of E.B. White by E.B. White

Essays Of E.B. White

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The classic collection by one of the greatest essayists of our time.

Even Big Guys Cry by Alex Karras and Herb Gluck

Even Big Guys Cry

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Good reading copy. Some wear from normal use.