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Wednesday 8 December 1971

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. 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 Message From Malaga by Helen MacInnes 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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Movies

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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

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

Cadet Rousselle

Directed by: Not specifed

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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 ?

Holidays:
  • 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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Facts:
  • U.S. President Richard Nixon orders the 7th Fleet to move towards the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean.

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Books

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

Message From Malaga

By: Helen MacInnes

"That delay in the delivery of the message from Málaga could have been absolutely disastrous. As it was, there had been irreparable loss: an agent dead."Under

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Honor Thy Father

By: Gay Talese

A classic masterwork newly updatedThe electrifying true story of the rise and fall of New York's notorious Bonanno crime familyOn New York's Park Avenue on a rainy Tuesday night in October

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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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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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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Computer Space

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Nutting Associates

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