20th Century Year by Year 1977

 

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  • First Election Held in Pakistan
  • Labor Party Loses Election in Israel
  • US Give Up Panama Canal
  • Carter Pardons Draft Evaders
  • Sadat Visits Jerusalem

    Sports

    NBA: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Score: 4-2
    NCAA Football: Notre Dame Record: 11-1-0
    Heisman Trophy: Earl Campbell, Texas, RB points: 1,547
    Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins Series: 4-0
    Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders vs.Minnesota Vikings Score: 32-14
    US Open Golf: Hubert Green Score: 278 Course: Southern Hills CC Location: Tulsa, OK
    World Series: New York Yankeesvs. LA Dodgers Series: 4-2

    Popular Songs

    1."You Don't Have to Be a Star" ... Marilyn McCoo
    and Billy Davis Jr.
    2."You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" ... Leo Sayer
    3."I Wish" ... Stevie Wonder
    4."Car Wash" ... Rose Royce
    5."Torn Between Two Lovers" ... Mary MacGregor
    6."Blinded By the Light" ... Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    7."New Kid in Town" ... Eagles
    8."Love Theme from 'A Star is Born'" ... Barbra Streisand
    9."Rich Girl" ... Daryl Hall and John Oates
    10."Dancing Queen" ... ABBA

    Popular Movies

    1. Star Wars
    2. Rocky
    3. Smokey and the Bandit
    4. A Star Is Born
    5. King Kong
    6. The Deep
    7. Silver Streak
    8. The Enforcer
    9. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    10. In Search of Noah's Ark

    Academy Awards

    Best Picture: "Annie Hall"
    Best Director: Woody Allen ... "Annie Hall""
    Best Actor: Richard Dreyfuss ... "The Goodbye Girl"
    Best Actress:Diane Keaton ... "Annie Hall"

    Grammy Awards

    Record of the Year: "Hotel California" ... The Eagles
    Best Song: "You Light Up My Life" ... Joe Brooks
    Best Album: "Rumours" ... Fleetwood Mac
    Male Vocalist: James Taylor ... "Handy Man
    Female Vocalist: Barbra Streisand ... "Love theme from 'A Star Is Born' (Evergreen)"

    Nobel Prizes

    Chemistry

    PRIGOGINE, ILYA, Belgium, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
    (University of Texas, U.S.A.), b. 1917 (in Moscow, Russia):

    "for his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics, particularly the
    theory of dissipative structures"
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    Literature

    ALEIXANDRE, VICENTE, Spain, b. 1898, d. 1984:

    "for a creative poetic writing which illuminates man's condition in the
    cosmos and in present-day society, at the same time representing the great renewal of the traditions of Spanish poetry beween the wars"
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    Peace

    AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL London, Great Britain. A worldwide organization for the protection of the rights of prisoners of conscience.
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    Physiology or Medicine

    The prize was divided, one half being awarded jointly to:

    GUILLEMIN, ROGER, U.S.A., The Salk Institute, San Diego, CA, b. 1924 (in
    Dijon, France); and

    SCHALLY, ANDREW V., U.S.A., Veterans Administration Hospital, New Orleans, LA, b. 1926 ( in Wilno, Poland):

    "for their discoveries concerning the peptide hormone production of the
    brain";

    and the other half being awarded to:

    YALOW, ROSALYN, U.S.A., Veterans Administration Hospital, Bronx, NY, b.
    1921:

    "for the development of radioimmunoassays of peptide hormones"
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    Physics

    The prize was divided equally between:

    ANDERSON, PHILIP W., U.S.A., Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, b. 1923;

    MOTT, Sir NEVILL F., Great Britain, Cambridge University, Cambridge, b.
    1905, d. 1996; and

    VAN VLECK, JOHN H., U.S.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, b. 1899, d.
    1980:

    "for their fundamental theoretical investigations of the electronic
    structure of magnetic and disordered systems"Pulitzer Prizes

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Fiction: Michael Cristofer ... "The Shadow Box"
    History: David M. Potter ... "The Impending Crisis"
    National Reporting: Walter Mears ... "Associated Press"
    Public Service:"Lufkin (TX) News"

    Tony Awards

    Best Play: "The Shadow Box" ... Michael Cristofer
    Best Musical: "Annie"
    Best Actor in a play: Al Pacino ... "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel"
    Best Actress in a play: Julie Harris ... "The Belle of Amherst"
    Best Actor in a musical: Barry Bostwick ... "The Robber Bridegroom"
    Best Actress in a musical: Dorothy Loudon ... "Annie"

     

    Most Popular Books

    Fiction:
    1. "The Silmarillion" by J.R.R. Tolkien
    2. "The Thorn Birds" by Colleen McCullough
    3. "Illusions" by Richard Bach
    4. "The Honourable Schoolboy" by John Le Carre
    5. "Oliver's Story" by Erich Segal

    Nonfiction
    1. "Roots" by Alex Haley
    2. "Looking Out for #1" by Robert Ringer
    3. "All Things Wise and Wonderful" by James Herriot
    4. "Your Erroneous Zones" by Dr. Wayne Dyer
    5. "The Book of Lists" by David Wallechinsky

    Most Popular Television Shows

    1. Laverne & Shirley (ABC)
    2. Happy Days (ABC)
    3. Three's Company (ABC)
    4. 60 Minutes (CBS)
    5. Charlie's Angels (ABC)
    6. All in the Family (CBS)
    7. Little House on the Prairie (NBC)
    8. Alice (CBS)
    9. M*A*S*H (CBS)
    10. One Day at a Time (CBS)