Category Archives: 1970s

Sadat becomes first Arab leader to visit Israel 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 19 1977)


Video: 'SYND 19 11 77 EGYPT'S PRESIDENT SADAT ARRIVES AND IS GREETED'

(Saturday, November 19, 1977, 7:59 p.m. IST; during the Arab–Israeli conflict) — As trumpets sounded a fanfare, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat arrived in Israel tonight carrying new proposals for peace between the Jewish state and its Arab neighbors. Continue reading Sadat becomes first Arab leader to visit Israel 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 19 1977)

President Carter toasts Shah of Iran at White House 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1977)


Video: '45 85 Part 14' (Nov. 15, 1977, at 4:07)

(Tuesday, November 15, 1977, 9:40 p.m. EST; during the Arab–Israeli conflict) — U.S. President Jimmy Carter toasted the Shah of Iran tonight at a White House dinner, saying “We look upon Iran’s strength as an extension of our own strength, and Iran looks upon our strength as an extension of theirs.” Continue reading President Carter toasts Shah of Iran at White House 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1977)

‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ premieres in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1977)


Video: 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' trailer

(Tuesday, November 15, 1977, 7:30 p.m. EST)Close Encounters of the Third Kind, an American science fiction film about a blue-collar worker’s encounter with a UFO and how it changes him as a man, premiered tonight at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. Continue reading ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ premieres in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1977)

‘Saturday Night Fever’ soundtrack released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1977)


Video: 'Saturday Night Fever' (17 videos)

(Tuesday, November 15, 1977) — The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack album by Bee Gees & various artists was released today by RSO Records, four weeks before the film premiered. Continue reading ‘Saturday Night Fever’ soundtrack released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 15 1977)

Sadat seeks Israeli invitation, Begin agrees 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 14 1977)


Video: 'Television & the Presidency Part 13' (Nov. 14, 1977, at 3:27)

(Monday, November 14, 1977, CBS Evening News aired at 7:00 p.m. EST in New York; during the Arab–Israeli conflict) — President Anwar el-Sadat of Egypt said today that he was prepared to address the Israeli Parliament within the next week once he had received a formal invitation from Prime Minister Menahem Begin of Israel. Continue reading Sadat seeks Israeli invitation, Begin agrees 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 14 1977)

‘It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me’ by Barry White peaks at #4 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 12 1977)

(Saturday, November 12, 1977)“It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me” by Barry White peaked at #4 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me’ by Barry White peaks at #4 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 12 1977)