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Wednesday 8 December 1971

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position on December 8, 1971). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Garvin Alston in Mount Vernon and Abdullah Ercan. 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. Gentlemen of Fortune, directed by Aleksandr Seryj, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cadet Rousselle. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Oregon Trail or Computer Space.
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What the sky looked like on 8 December 1971

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

Gentlemen of Fortune

Directed by: Aleksandr Seryj

Starring: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveliy Kramarov

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The Hospital

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: George C. Scott, Diana Rigg, Barnard Hughes, Richard Dysart

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Sometimes a Great Notion

Directed by: Paul Newman

Starring: Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, Michael Sarrazin

Country: United States

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Diamonds Are Forever

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood

Country: United States

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Such Good Friends

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Dyan Cannon, James Coco, Jennifer O'Neill, Ken Howard

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TV Series

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Cadet Rousselle

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Jason King

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

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Quarenta Anos Depois

Le Troisième Oeil

Mike and Bernie

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 December 1971 ?

  • Malta - Public Holiday.
  • Panama - Mother's Day
  • Romania - Constitution Day
  • Bulgaria - Day of the Student (studentski praznik)
  • R.C. Saints - The solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary: a Holy Day of Obligation
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  • U.S. President Richard Nixon orders the 7th Fleet to move towards the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 08, 1971 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1971 ?

Top #10 songs in the USA
  1. Family Affair - Sly & The Family Stone
  2. Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
  3. Have You Seen Her - The Chi-Lites
  4. Michael Jackson - Got To Be There
  5. Three Dog Night - An Old Fashioned Love Song
  6. Baby I'm-A Want You - Bread
  7. Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
  8. Sonny & Cher - All I Ever Need Is You
  9. Melanie - Brand New Key
  10. Les Crane - Desiderata
Top #10 R&B songs
  1. Family Affair - Sly & The Family Stone
  2. Respect Yourself - The Staple Singers
  3. Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
  4. Michael Jackson - Got To Be There
  5. Have You Seen Her - The Chi-lites
  6. Joe Simon - Drowning In The Sea Of Love
  7. I'm A Greedy Man - Part I - James Brown
  8. The Temptations - Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)
  9. Scorpio - Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band
  10. Donnie Elbert - Where Did Our Love Go
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) - Benny Hill
  2. T Rex - Jeepster
  3. Slade - Coz I Luv You
  4. John Kongos - Tokoloshe Man
  5. Theme From 'shaft' - Isaac Hayes


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

The Exorcist

By: William Peter Blatty

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 ...

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The Vantage Point

By: Lyndon Baines Johnson

What is it about election years? The recent publication of the fourth volume in Robert Caro's massive biography of President Lyndon Baines Johnson may not answer this question, but it does

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Without Marx Or Jesus

By: Jean-Francois Revel

A view of American social movements during the tumultuous 1960's and early seventies by French journalist Jean-Francois Revel.

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Beyond Freedom And Dignity

By: B. F. Skinner

In this profound and profoundly controversial work, a landmark of 20th-century thought originally published in 1971, B. F. Skinner makes his definitive statement about humankind and society.Insisting

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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

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

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