Tuesday June 01, 1971

US date format: 6/1/1971, UK date format: 1/6/1971

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 1, 1971). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Mario Cimarro and Roldan Gonzalez. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. They Might Be Giants, directed by Anthony Harvey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Quentin Durward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Game or Computer Space.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Samoa - Independence Day 1962.
  • Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Carna.
  • Children's Day in some countries.
  • Commemoration of Justin Martyr (Anglican).
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Events

  • Vietnam War: Vietnam Veterans for a Just Peace, claiming to represent the majority of U.S. veterans who served in Southeast Asia, speak against war protests.
  • Soyuz program: ''Soyuz 11'' (Vladislav Volkov, Georgi Dobrovolski, Viktor Patsayev) is launched.
  • A midair collision between Hughes Airwest Flight 706 Douglas DC-9 jetliner and a U.S. Marine Corps McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom jet fighter near Duarte, California, claims 50 lives.
  • The U.S. ends its trade embargo of China.
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Movies

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They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants

Directed by: Anthony Harvey

Starring: George C. Scott, Joanne Woodward, Jack Gilford, Lester Rawlins

Summertree

Summertree

Directed by: Anthony Newley

Starring: Michael Douglas, Jack Warden, Brenda Vaccaro, Barbara Bel Geddes

Whity

Whity

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Ron Randell, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Harry Baer

One More Train to Rob

One More Train to Rob

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Starring: George Peppard, Diana Muldaur, John Vernon, France Nuyen

The Go-Between

The Go-Between

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Starring: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Margaret Leighton, Michael Redgrave

TV Series

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Quentin Durward

Quentin Durward

Starring: Marie-France Boyer

Country: France

Wenn der Vater mit dem Sohne

Wenn der Vater mit dem Sohne

Directed by: Hans Quest

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

The Comedians

The Comedians

Jamie

Jamie

Days to next June 01

If June 01, 1971 is your birthday you're 49 years, 3 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie

Passenger To Frankfurt

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable

Love In The Ruins by Walker Percy

Love In The Ruins

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Dr. Tom More has created a stethoscope of the human spirit. With it, he embarks on an unforgettable odyssey to cure mankind's spiritual flu.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar

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The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under -- maybe for the last time.

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

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Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that

The Antagonists by Ernest K. Gann

The Antagonists

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Trek

Star Trek

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

Genre: Strategy game

Galaxy Game

Galaxy Game

Platform: Arcade (PDP-11)

Genre: Space combat simulation

Computer Space

Computer Space

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Nutting Associates

The Oregon Trail

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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