November 16, 1977: Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind Debuts
1977 – Most of the time, we skip over movie releases, unless it has had a definite impact on the Tech and geek community. That is the case with this movie. Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Richard Dreyfuss, and Teri Garr was released to 272 US theaters. It was produced on a budget of US$20 million, amd would gross US $5,379,460 in the opening weekend.It also changed the way I ate mashed potatoes.
This Day in Tech History podcast show notes for November 16
- 3Dfx Interactive unveils the Voodoo
- ICANN selects 7 top level domains (TLD)
- Intel launches the i7
- Google Music debuts