In the capsule today…
We find the passing of English comedian and silent film actor, Charlie Chaplin. Right from the beginning, Charlie became one of the most important figures in the history of film, and his career spanned more than 75 years.
We find the sports comedy film “Slap Shot” in theaters. Paul Newman plays the coach of a minor league hockey team that resorts to violent play to gain popularity in a declining factory town.
And we find a song on the radio by the Sanford Townsend Band. Early one morning Ed Sanford was complaining about not getting any sleep… when his friend barked, “When are you gonna stop wasting your time, and write something that will make you some money.' They then, together, wrote the one-hit wonder “Smoke From A Distant Fire.”
What is the year? (answer below).
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The year... 1977!