Wednesday May 05, 1971

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

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Nicolas Demorand and Paul Tall (DJ). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, 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

  • Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
  • Euthymios the Wonderworker
  • Barlaam of Serpukhov
  • Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
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Events

  • Earl of Ruston opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Race riot in Brownsville section of Brooklyn (New York City).
  • The US dollar floods the European currency markets and threatens especially the Deutsche Mark the central banks of Austria, Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland stop the currency trading.

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Movies

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Johnny Got His Gun

Johnny Got His Gun

Directed by: Dalton Trumbo

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards

Country: United States of America

Wake in Fright

Wake in Fright

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay

Support Your Local Gunfighter

Support Your Local Gunfighter

Directed by: Burt Kennedy

Starring: James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Jack Elam, Harry Morgan

Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Walter Matthau, Maureen Stapleton, Barbara Harris, Lee Grant

Bananas

Bananas

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Carlos Montalbán, Nati Abascal

Country: United States of America

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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

Primus

Primus

Directed by: Moshcam

The Godfathers

The Godfathers

Days to next May 05

If May 05, 1971 is your birthday you're 49 years, 4 months, 21 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 9 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

Listening To America by Bill Moyers

Listening To America

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This book offers up a snapshot of the United States in 1970 with a series of written portraits of people from all walks of life from street people, doctors, the unemployed,

The European Discovery Of America by Samuel Eliot Morison

The European Discovery Of America

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Columbus, Magellan, and Drake are focused upon in this account of the early discovery voyages south of the Caribbean. Bibliogs

The Underground Man by Ross Macdonald

The Underground Man

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As a mysterious fire rages through the hills above a privileged town in Southern California, Archer tracks a missing child who may be the pawn in a marital struggle or the victim of

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

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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