Friday February 05, 1971

US date format: 2/5/1971, UK date format: 5/2/1971

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 5, 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 Sara Evans and Michel Breistroff. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Knock Three Times by Dawn. In UK My Sweet Lord by George Harrison was in the top 5 hits. The Night Visitor, directed by Laslo Benedek, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while How You Can Profit From The Coming Devaluation by Harry Browne was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Zollfahndung. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or Computer Space.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Kashmir Day observes as public holiday in Pakistan.
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agatha of Sicily, patron saint of firework makers and glass blowers.
  • Saint Bertolf

Events

  • Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro Alan Shepard and Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hours
  • Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.
  • An earthquake in the city of Tuscania, Italy kills 31.
  • Switzerland gives women voting rights in state elections, but not in all canton-specific ones.
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Movies

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The Night Visitor

The Night Visitor

Directed by: Laslo Benedek

Starring: Max von Sydow, Trevor Howard, Liv Ullmann, Per Oscarsson

Get Carter

Get Carter

Directed by: Mike Hodges

Starring: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland, John Osborne

Country: United States of America

Doctors' Wives

Doctors' Wives

Directed by: George Schaefer

Starring: Dyan Cannon, Richard Crenna, Gene Hackman, Carroll O'Connor

10 Rillington Place

10 Rillington Place

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt, Pat Heywood

Country: United States of America

The Last Valley

The Last Valley

Directed by: James Clavell

Starring: Michael Caine, Omar Sharif, Florinda Bolkan, Nigel Davenport

TV Series

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Zollfahndung

Zollfahndung

Barrier Reef

Barrier Reef

Starring: Joe James, Harold Hopkins, Ken James, George Assang

Country: Australia

Disco

Disco

Dead Men Running

Dead Men Running

Where Do I Sit?

Where Do I Sit?

Days to next February 05

If February 05, 1971 is your birthday you're 49 years, 7 months, 20 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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How You Can Profit From The Coming Devaluation by Harry Browne

How You Can Profit From The Coming Devaluation

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LESSONS FROM THE 1970s, MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER IN 2012, BY HARRY BROWNE

The Greening Of America by Charles Reich

The Greening Of America

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The 25th Anniversary of the Groundbreaking Classic. "If there was any doubt about the need for social transformation in 1970, that need is clear and urgent today....I

Crime In America by Ramsey Clark

Crime In America

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Crime In America: Observations On Its Nature, Causes, Prevention by Clark, Ramsey

Islands In The Stream by Ernest Hemingway

Islands In The Stream

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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.

A White House Diary by Lady Bird Johnson

A White House Diary

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Originally published in 1970, A White House Diary is Lady Bird Johnson's intimate, behind-the-scenes account of Lyndon Johnson's presidency from November 22, 1963, to January 20, 1969.

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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