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Movie history events from 1977

A priest is murdered. (Amityville, New York) (The Amityville Curse)

Danny Archer's father is decapitated in a civil war. (Blood Diamond)

Amelia's parents, John and Linda, divorce. (The Bone Collector)

Maggie and her husband divorce. (California) (Boogie Nights)

Kenneth Kitsom, who will later become Aaron Cross, is born. (Reno, Nevada) (The Bourne Legacy)

Brownstar Insurance starts serving the community. (Cedar Rapids)

Gust Avrakotos begins learning Finnish. (Langley, Virginia) (Charlie Wilson's War)

Elvis Presley dies; Groucho Marx dies three days later. (The Devil's Rejects)

Linda Barrett has sex for the first time. (Ridgemont, CA) (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

Sean McGuire marries wife. (Good Will Hunting)

Penny falls in love with Lenny Feder in sixth grade. (Connecticut) (Grown Ups 2)

The United States begin atmospheric nuclear tests. (USA) (The Hills Have Eyes)

A family is attacked by a tribe of cannibals. (Nevada) (The Hills Have Eyes)

Courtney Agnew, future wife of Nick Webber, is born. (Hot Tub Time Machine)

The year that Juno believes was the best time to rock. (Juno)

Sally Hardesty, sole survivor of the Texas Chain Saw Massacre, dies in a private health care facility. (Texas) (Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III)

The East German Government stops counting suicides. (The Lives of Others)

Jody and Ann Pearson die. (Phantasm)

Diário Açu newspaper starts printing. (Brazil) (Rio 2)

Addison Corday is born. (Saw II)

Sidney Poitier starts not making film but works as an author and director. (Six Degrees of Separation)

Victoria's Secret company is founded by Roy Raymond. (Stanford, California) (The Social Network)

Voyager 6 is launched from Earth and heads out into deep space. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

John Bennett is born. (Boston, Massachusetts) (Ted)

Graham Parker is in his prime. (This Is 40)

Richard Chance and Jimmy Hart become best friends. (Los Angeles, California) (To Live and Die in LA)

George W Bush meets future wife Laura, and runs for congress. (W.)

Harry Burns meets Sally Albright. (Chicago) (When Harry Met Sally)

Harry first meets Sally, as they drive across America on the way back from college. (When Harry Met Sally)

Sanger, Gilbert and Maxam sequence DNA for the first time. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Carey Morrison starts hosting the conspiracy theory radio show What If...? (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Athletics officials adopt a genetic testing policy in partnership with Trask Industries in which no athletes carrying the mutant X-gene can compete in professional sporting events. This occurs following the investigation of Pietro Maximoff, Quicksilver, who broke 8 world records in track and field events. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Monday 17th January: Gary Gilmore is put to death by firing squad. (Utah, State Prison) (The Executioner's Song)

Sunday 30th January: David Berkowitz kills Christina Freund. (Summer of Sam)

Tuesday 1st February: A student at East Great Falls High School writes about the G-spot in The Bible. (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Friday 11th February: Richard Harper is appointed the head of Taft Aerospace, replacing Charlie Blanchard, who resigned. (Fun with Dick and Jane)

Tuesday 8th March: David Berkowitz kills Virginia Voskerichian. (Summer of Sam)

Sunday 13th March: A blond with green eyes is last seen. (Texas) (The Devil's Rejects)

Sunday 13th March: Claudia Marie is born. (Canada) (Unknown)

Sunday 17th April: David Berkowitz kills Alexander Esau and Valentina Suriani. (Summer of Sam)

May: Julie Pierce is born. (Boston, MA) (The Next Karate Kid)

Tuesday 10th May: Joan Crawford dies. (New York, New York) (Mommie Dearest)

Tuesday 17th May: John Nardi is killed by a car bomb. (Cleveland, OH) (Kill The Irishman)

Tuesday 17th May: John Nardi is killed by a car bomb. (Cleveland, OH) (Kill The Irishman)

Wednesday 25th May: Star Wars opens in theaters. (5-25-77)

Monday 6th June: Lissa is born. (Best Laid Plans)

Thursday 16th June: Leonid Ilich Brezhnev, first secretary of the Soviet Communist Party since 1964, is elected president of the Supreme Soviet, thereby becoming both head of party and head of state . (Brezhnev)

Tuesday 21st June: Pi and his family leave on the Tsimtsum to go to Canada. (Pondicherry, India) (Life of Pi)

Tuesday 21st June: Robert Hillsborough dies from 15 stab wounds. The last words he hears are "Faggot! Faggot! Faggot!" (The Castro, San Francisco, California) (Milk)

Sunday 26th June: David Berkowitz kills Sal Lupo and Judy Placido. (Summer of Sam)

Tuesday 28th June: The Tsimtsum passes. (Manila, Philippines) (Life of Pi)

July: Max Cady begins serving a fourteen-year prison sentence for rape. (Cape Fear)

July: Summer of Sam. (Summer of Sam)

Saturday 2nd July: The Tsimtsum sinks. Pi gets into a lifeboat and acquires company. (Pacific Ocean) (Life of Pi)

Sunday 31st July: David Berkowitz attacks Stacy Moskowitz and Bobby Violante. Violante survives but Moskowitz dies in the hospital a day and a half later. Berkowitz parks in front of a fire hydrant and receives a parking ticket. (Summer of Sam)

Wednesday 3rd August: James Bond (007) and Anya Amasova (Triple X) encounter Jaws and infiltrate Club Mujaba. (Egypt) (The Spy Who Loved Me)

Thursday 4th August: Dr. Robert Neville watches Woodstock at a movie theater and shoots a few mutants from "The Family". (Los Angeles, California) (The Omega Man)

Thursday 4th August: James Bond and Anya Amasova escape from Jaws. (The Spy Who Loved Me)

Friday 5th August: On August 5, 1977 Dr Robert Neville discovers he is not (Los Angeles, California) (The Omega Man)

Friday 5th August: Dr Robert Neville discovers he is not the last man on Earth. (Los Angeles, California) (The Omega Man)

Friday 5th August: Karl Stromberg's hideout, Atlantis, is blown up. Jaws escapes. James Bond and Anya Amasova make love in an escape pod and are seen by their superiors. (The Spy Who Loved Me)

Saturday 6th August: Robert Neville meets young people who survived the plague and promises to cure Lisa's teenage brother Richie. Robert and Lisa keeps mutants away and then they have sex. (Los Angeles, California) (The Omega Man)

Wednesday 10th August: 24-year-old postal employee David Berkowitz is arrested and charged with being the "Son of Sam". (Summer of Sam)

Tuesday 16th August: Elvis Presley dies. (Memphis, Tennessee) (Elvis)

Tuesday 16th August: Elvis Aaron Presley dies. (Memphis, Tennessee) (This is Spinal Tap)

Thursday 18th August: Groucho Marx dies of pneumonia. (Los Angeles, California) (Sinatra)

Sunday 4th September: At a fan-packed performance at the nightclub The Masque, Darby Crash, lead singer of the punk band The Germs, deliberately cuts his bare chest with a knife onstage. (Hollywood, California) (What We Do Is Secret)

Monday 12th September: Steven Biko, leader of South Africa's "Black Consciousness Movement," dies of severe head trauma on the stone floor of a prison cell. (Pretoria, South Africa) (Cry Freedom)

Friday 16th September: Maria Callas dies. (Paris, France) (Callas Forever)

Thursday 6th October: Danny Greene is killed by a car bomb. (Cleveland, OH) (Kill The Irishman)

November: Harvey Milk becomes the first openly gay man to be elected to a Californian public office. (San Francisco, California) (Milk)

Friday 11th November: Elise Sallas is born. (The Adjustment Bureau)

December: William Turner has sex with Tank's aunt Francie. (Boston, Massachusetts) (My Best Friend's Girl)

Sunday 25th December: Charlie Chaplin dies. (Vevey, Switzerland) (Chaplin)

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