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Friday 8 January 1971

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brook Mahealani Lee and Darren Langdon in Deer Lake. In that special week of January people in US were listening to My Sweet Lord by George Harrison. In UK Grandad by Clive Dunn was in the top 5 hits. Vanishing Point, directed by Richard C. Sarafian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while A White House Diary by Lady Bird Johnson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching All in the Family. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or The Oregon Trail.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released this week ?

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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The Great American Dream Machine

Starring: Chevy Chase, Marshall Efron, Ken Shapiro

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Vanishing Point

Directed by: Richard C. Sarafian

Starring: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger

Country: United States

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Sometimes a Great Notion

Directed by: Paul Newman

Starring: Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick

Country: United States

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Rio Lobo

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill

Country: United States

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Love Story

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley

Country: United States

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Little Big Man

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 January 1971 ?

Holidays:
  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota established.
  • 29 pilot whales beach themselves and die at San Clemente Island, California.
  • Tupamaros kidnap Geoffrey Jackson, British ambassador to Uruguay, in Montevideo, keeping him captive until September.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in January 1971?

  • Life: Composite The New Shape of America
  • Time: German Leader and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Willy Brandt, depicted as a man in an iron mask.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8210

Books

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

A White House Diary

By: Lady Bird Johnson

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.

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Khrushchev Remembers

By: Nikita Khrushchev

Khrushchev Remembers is a unique -- and enthralling -- historical first. Never before, in all the years since the great Russian Revolution, have we had access to the intimate political reminiscences

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Inside The Third Reich

By: Albert Speer

Speer, the Minister of Armaments and War Production under Hitler, the man who had kept Germany armed and the war machine running even after Hitler's mystique had faded, takes a brutally

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The Betsy

By: Harold Robbins

From the author of The New York Times #1 best-selling novel The Carpetbaggers comes a revealing saga that exposes the shocking, merciless world of the American automobile industry. Angelo

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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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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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Star Trek

Platform: originally SDS Sigma 7, HP 2000, Data General Nova

Genre: Strategy game

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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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Star Trek

Platform: originally SDS Sigma 7, HP 2000, Data General Nova

Genre: Strategy game

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