Thursday December 02, 1971

US date format: 12/2/1971, UK date format: 2/12/1971

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see zodiac on December 2, 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 Julio César Baldivieso and Wilson Jermaine Heredia. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone. In UK Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill was in the top 5 hits. Carry on at Your Convenience, directed by Gerald Thomas, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Persuaders!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or The Oregon Trail.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1971, at December 02 across the years or at December 1971 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Laos - National Day
  • United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
  • R.C. Saints - St Bibiana

Events

  • United Arab Emirates, (Trucial States) declares independence from the UK
  • Soviet Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars.
  • Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm Al Quwain form the United Arab Emirates.
  • Six Persian Gulf sheikdoms found the United Arab Emirates.

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Movies

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The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson

Country: United States of America

Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Country: United States of America

The French Connection

The French Connection

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

Country: United States of America

Duck, You Sucker

Duck, You Sucker

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Maria Monti

Country: United States of America

And Now for Something Completely Different

And Now for Something Completely Different

Directed by: Ian MacNaughton

Starring: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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The Persuaders!

The Persuaders!

Starring: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Jason King

Jason King

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

The Man and the City

The Man and the City

Written by:

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Mike Farrell

Country: United States of America

The View from Daniel Pike

The View from Daniel Pike

Written by:

Starring: Roddy McMillan, David Gallacher

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Boy from Space

The Boy from Space

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Message From Malaga by Helen MacInnes

Message From Malaga

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"That delay in the delivery of the message from Málaga could have been absolutely disastrous. As it was, there had been irreparable loss: an agent dead."Under

The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal

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THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH“The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The

The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk

The Winds Of War

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Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and …

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist

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Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York …

Theirs Was The Kingdom by R.F. Delderfield

Theirs Was The Kingdom

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The eagerly awaited reissue of the second novel in R. F. Delderfield's classic God Is an Englishman series Theirs Was the Kingdom

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 02, 1971?

On December 02, 1971 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is December 02, 1971?

On December 02, 1971 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 02, 1971?

On December 02, 1971 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 02, 1971?

On December 02, 1971 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 02, 1971?

On December 02, 1971 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 02, 1971?

On December 02, 1971 several famous people were born including, Julio César Baldivieso, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rachel McQuillan Merewether in New South Wales.

What was the number one song in December 02, 1971?

The number one song in the week of December 02, 1971 was Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone in US and Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill in UK.

What were the top hits on December 02, 1971?

The top hits on December 02, 1971 were Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone, Theme From Shaft by Isaac Hayes, Baby I'm-A Want You by Bread in US and Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill, Jeepster by T Rex, Coz I Luv You by Slade in UK.


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