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Thursday 2 September 1971

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Rich Aurilia and Kjetil Andre Aamodt. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey by Paul & Linda McCartney. In UK I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. The Man Who Haunted Himself, directed by Basil Dearden, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Whistle Test. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or The Oregon Trail.
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TV Series

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

Whistle Test

Starring: Bob Harris, Anne Nightingale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hei-Wi-Tip-Top

Starring: Willy Millowitsch, Heidi Kabel, Michaela May, Inge Schmidt

The Guardians

Written by: Rex Firkin, Vincent Tilsley

Starring: Gwyneth Powell, Cyril Luckham, Derek Smith, David Burke

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Silent Years

Starring: Orson Welles

Country: United States

Über ganz Spanien wolkenloser Himmel

Starring: Heinz Behrens

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Man Who Haunted Himself

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Roger Moore, Hildegard Neil, Alastair Mackenzie

Country: United States

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Johnny Got His Gun

Directed by: Dalton Trumbo

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt

Country: United States

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The Omega Man

Directed by: Boris Sagal

Starring: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash

Country: United States

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The Panic in Needle Park

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint

Country: United States

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Two-Lane Blacktop

Directed by: Monte Hellman

Starring: James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Mauritius - Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Also see September 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Sophia
  • Sedan Day (Sedantag) - traditional national German holiday (see Sedan, France) that commemorates Prussia's victory over France in 1870, making the German Empire a reality.
  • Transnistria - Independence day, note Transnistria is not an internationally recognized independent state
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Chris Evert and Jimmy Connors win their 1st US Open tennis matches
  • Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slammer.

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Books

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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

By: Dee Brown

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

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The New Centurions

By: Joseph Wambaugh

Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals.

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The Day Of The Jackal

By: Frederick Forsyth

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

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Living Well Is The Best Revenge

By: Calvin Tomkins

First published in 1971 and now available for a younger generation with a new introduction by the author, Living Well Is the Best Revenge is Calvin Tomkins' now-classic account of the

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Videogames

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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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Star Trek

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

Genre: Strategy game

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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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