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Monday 11 October 1971

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chann McRae and Natalie Jay. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Maggie May by Rod Stewart. In UK Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Murmur of the Heart, directed by Louis Malle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vetenskapens Värld. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Game or Star Trek.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Murmur of the Heart

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Lea Massari, Benot Ferreux, Daniel Glin

Country: United States

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Shoot Out

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Gregory Peck, Patricia Quinn, Robert F. Lyons

Country: United States

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Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw

Country: United States

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The French Connection

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

Country: United States

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The Last Picture Show

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd

Country: United States

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The Boy from Space

Starring: Phil Cheney, Charles Collingwood, Stephen Garlick, Sylvestra Le Touzel

Country: United Kingdom

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The Persuaders!

Starring: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith

Country: United Kingdom

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The Man and the City

Written by: Howard Rodman

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Mike Farrell

Country: United States

The Golddiggers

Starring: Barbara Heller

Country: United States

Whistle Test

Starring: Bob Harris, Anne Nightingale

Country: United Kingdom

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Famous Birthdays:
  • Chann McRae: Albany, Georgia -- Cyclist (1996 Olympics).
  • Natalie Jay: Hendon, England -- Actress (Baywatch).
  • Luke Perry in Mansfield: Ohio, USA; actor (Dillon - Beverly Hills 90210).
  • Jason Ellis: Australian skateboarder mixed martial artist and actor.
  • Petra Haden: American violinist and singer (That Dog Tito & Tarantula and The Decemberists).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Chesty Puller: United States Marine Corps lieutenant general who fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua, and fought in World War II and the Korean War.
  • Chester Conklin: Actor (Greed, Modern Times), dies at 83.
  • Tamanoumi Masahiro: Japanese sumo wrestler, the 51st Yokozuna (Born 1944).
  • 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)
  • Brooks Robinson ties Series record, reaches base 5 straight times
  • Frank McGee becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • Switzerland recognizes North Vietnam

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Islands In The Stream

By: Ernest Hemingway

A LATER CLASSIC FROM AMERICA'S PREMIER FICTION WRITER First published in 1970, nine years after Hemingway's death, this is the story of an artist and adventurer -- a man much like Hemingway himself.

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The Crystal Cave

By: Mary Stewart

Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions.

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The Child From The Sea

By: Elizabeth Goudge

Against the pomp and pageantry of turbulent seventeenth-century England, Elizabeth Goudge weaves the poignant tale of Lucy Walter, the proud and beautiful secret wife of Charles II.

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Rich Man, Poor Man

By: Irwin Shaw

Rich Man, Poor Man

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Computer Space

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Nutting Associates

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Galaxy Game

Platform: Arcade (PDP-11)

Genre: Space combat simulation

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The Oregon Trail

Platform: Android; Apple II, iOS, Macintosh; BlackBerry; Commodore 64; DOS; Facebook; Java ME; Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS, Wii; Windows, Mobile, Phone 7

Genre: Simulation

Publisher: Brøderbund The Learning Company Gameloft

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Star Trek

Platform: originally SDS Sigma 7, HP 2000, Data General Nova

Genre: Strategy game

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