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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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Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Country: United States of America

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Country: United States of America

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

Directed by: Abrar Alvi

Starring: Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, Rehman, Waheeda Rehman

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1977?
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Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins

Dreams Die First

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“Robbins eroticized commerce, and, at the same time, he commercialized erotica, dashing into a rich new market for dirty books.” —The New Yorker “Robbins’ dialogue is moving… his people have the warmth

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden

The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady

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This is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist's diary for the year 1906. Edith Holden recorded in words and paintings the flora and fauna of the British countryside through the changing seasons of the year.

Delta Of Venus by Anais Nin

Delta Of Venus

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An extraordinarily rich and exotic collection from the mistress of erotic writing In Delta of Venus, Anais Nin pens a lush, magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents.

Daniel Martin by John Fowles

Daniel Martin

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A new trade paperback edition of "a masterpiece of symbolically charged realism....Fowles is the only writer in English who has the power, range, knowledge, and wisdom of a Tolstoy

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.