Monday May 10, 1971

US date format: 5/10/1971, UK date format: 10/5/1971

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 10, 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 Leslie Stefanson and Ronnie Dixon NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles. 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. Walkabout, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while Vandenberg by Oliver Lange 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 The Oregon Trail.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Gordianus
  • Saint Isidore the Laborer
  • Saint John of Avila
  • Saint Job
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Events

  • US special delivery rates go from 45 cents to 60 cents

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Movies

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Walkabout

Walkabout

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg, John Meillon

Country: United States of America

The Abominable Dr. Phibes

The Abominable Dr. Phibes

Directed by: Robert Fuest

Starring: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Hugh Griffith, Terry-Thomas

The Panic in Needle Park

The Panic in Needle Park

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint, Richard Bright

Country: United States of America

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

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

Kindly Leave the Kerb

Kindly Leave the Kerb

Days to next May 10

If May 10, 1971 is your birthday you're 49 years, 4 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Vandenberg by Oliver Lange

Vandenberg

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An awe inspiring and thought provoking book!

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar

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The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under -- maybe for the last time.

Summer Of '42 by Herman Raucher

Summer Of '42

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"​SUMMER OF '42 is a charming and tender novel...The overall effect is one of high hilarity. Raucher is a comic-artist who is able to convey the fears and joys...of

The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer

The Female Eunuch

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The publication of Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of recognition in women around the world with

The Throne Of Saturn by Allen Drury

The Throne Of Saturn

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

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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