The Camel and the Scorpion opens in 1977. Let's look at some events during that time.
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS
- President Jimmy Carter addresses the United Nations and vows to make human rights an important tenet of future relations between the United States and other countries.
EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT (ERA)
- Twenty thousand people attend the National Women’s Conference in Houston, Texas, giving the ERA ratification effort a temporary but big boost.
ALEX HALEY'S ROOTS
- Alex Haley’s fictionalized book, Roots, becomes a mini-series TV blockbuster.
THE BOAT PEOPLE
- Millions flee their homes in Vietnam and Cambodia, in an exodus that reaches a crescendo between 1978-1980. The Journey From the Fall tells one family's story.
ELVIS PRESLEY LEAVES THE BUILDING
- Elvis dies on August 16 at age 42. His song Don't Be Cruel is below:
FIRST TEST TUBE BABY BORN
- Louise Brown is the first baby born via in vitro fertilization (IVP). Louise Brown, My Life as the World's First Test Tube Baby, below:
- Reverend Jim Jones prompts the largest mass suicide in modern history when he convinces more than 900 members of his cult in Jonestown, Guyana, to drink cyanide poisoning.
CAMP DAVID ACCORDS
- President Jimmy Carter facilitates an agreement between Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. Video below:
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER PREMIERED
- Some fine moves. The movie's theme song below: