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Friday 24 December 1971

1971-12-24

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Brand New Key by Melanie. In UK Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill was in the top 5 hits. Straw Dogs, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Straw Dogs

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan

Country: United States

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Dirty Harry

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon

Country: United States

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Harold and Maude

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles

Country: United States

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A Clockwork Orange

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates

Country: United States

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Diamonds Are Forever

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The View from Daniel Pike

Written by: Edward Boyd

Starring: Roddy McMillan, David Gallacher

Country: United Kingdom

The Electric Company

Starring: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1971 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jesus Silva: Wrestler.
  • Kim Kimble: Reality Star.
  • Christopher Daniels: American professional wrestler.
  • Ricky Martin: Puerto-Rican singer, a pro from age 13 who exploded into international popularity in 1999 with his "Livin' la Vida Loca.
  • Oro : Mexican professional wrestler (Born 1971).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Maria Koepcke: German-Peruvian ornithologist and zoologist (d. 1971).
Facts:
  • Peruvian Airlines Electra crashes at headwaters of Amazon, killing all except Juliane Margaret Koepcke (found ten days later).

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1971?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Birth of Bangladesh -- Dec. 20, 1971
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8260
  • Life: Children

Books

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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Videogames

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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