Saturday December 11, 1971

US date format: 12/11/1971, UK date format: 11/12/1971

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 11, 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 Willie McGinest and Cedric Ihalauw. 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 Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Persuaders!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or Galaxy Game.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
  • Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
  • Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
  • Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Nihat Erim forms the new government of Turkey (34th government, Nihat Erim had served two times as a prime minister)

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Movies

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Gentlemen of Fortune

Gentlemen of Fortune

Directed by: Aleksandr Seryj

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

The Hospital

The Hospital

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

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

Sometimes a Great Notion

Sometimes a Great Notion

Directed by: Paul Newman

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

Country: United States of America

Diamonds Are Forever

Diamonds Are Forever

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

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

Country: United States of America

Such Good Friends

Such Good Friends

Directed by: Otto Preminger

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

Sport Games on December 11, 1971

Sport Games on December 11, 1971


NFL

American Football
  • Baltimore Colts - Miami Dolphins : 14 - 3
  • Detroit Lions - Minnesota Vikings : 10 - 29
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TV Series

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The Persuaders!

The Persuaders!

Starring: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Jason King

Jason King

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Peter Scholl-Latour berichtet

Peter Scholl-Latour berichtet

Mike and Bernie

Mike and Bernie

Sol Amarelo

Sol Amarelo

Days to next December 11

If December 11, 1971 is your birthday you're 48 years, 9 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 11 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese

Honor Thy Father

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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

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

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Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that

Without Marx Or Jesus by Jean-Francois Revel

Without Marx Or Jesus

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

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist

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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 …

Tracy And Hepburn by Garson Kanin

Tracy And Hepburn

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This classic Hollywood memoir is again available, now with a new foreword by the author. Spence Tracy and Kate Hepburn were the couple everyone knew of but no one really knew

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 11, 1971?

On December 11, 1971 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is December 11, 1971?

On December 11, 1971 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 11, 1971?

On December 11, 1971 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 11, 1971?

On December 11, 1971 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 11, 1971?

On December 11, 1971 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 11, 1971?

On December 11, 1971 several famous people were born including, Willie McGinest, Cedric Ihalauw.

Which famous people died on December 11, 1971?

Famous people died on December 11, 1971 include, Maurice McDonald.

What was the number one song in December 11, 1971?

The number one song in the week of December 11, 1971 was Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone in US and Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill in UK.

What were the top hits on December 11, 1971?

The top hits on December 11, 1971 were Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone, Theme From Shaft by Isaac Hayes, Have You Seen Her by The Chi-Lites in US and Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill, Jeepster by T Rex, Coz I Luv You by Slade in UK.


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