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Wednesday 5 May 1971

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ken Brown and Reggie Jones. 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. 10 Rillington Place, directed by Richard Fleischer, 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 Von Liebe keine Rede. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Game or The Oregon Trail.
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TV Series

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

Bearcats!

Written by: Douglas Heyes

Starring: Rod Taylor, Dennis Cole

Country: United States

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All in the Family

Written by: Norman Lear

Starring: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Country: United States

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Masterpiece Classic

Starring: Alistair Cooke

Country: United States

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Strange Report

Starring: Anthony Quayle, Kaz Garas, Anneke Wills, Charles Lloyd Pack

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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America

Starring: Leigh Brown, Jean Shepherd

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

10 Rillington Place

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt

Country: United States

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Billy Jack

Directed by: T.C. Frank

Starring: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat

Country: United States

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The Big Doll House

Directed by: Jack Hill

Starring: Roberta Collins, Pam Grier, Judith Brown

Country: United States

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Bananas

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Carlos Montalbn

Country: United States

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Summer of '42

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 May 1971 ?

Holidays:
  • Martyrs Neophytos, Gaius and Gaianus
  • Euthymios the Wonderworker
  • Barlaam of Serpukhov
  • Martin and Heraclius of Illyria
  • Eulogios the Confessor
Famous Birthdays:
  • Ken Brown: NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos).
  • Reggie Jones: wide receiver (Kansas City Chiefs).
  • Karen Leibovici: French sailor who became the fourth woman to complete the Vendée Globe (on 13 March 2005 at 9:04 p.m.
  • Franck Picci: French musician and composer, specializing in the fretless guitar.
  • Harold Miner: NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers).
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Facts:
  • 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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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Passenger To Frankfurt

By: Agatha Christie

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

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The Throne Of Saturn

By: Allen Drury

A novel of space and politics by this prolific 20th Century American author

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Rich Man, Poor Man

By: Irwin Shaw

Vintage TV tie-in paperback

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Stilwell And The American Experience In China, 1911-1945

By: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Stilwell and the American experience in China, 1911-1945

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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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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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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