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Thursday 11 November 1971, Veteran's Day

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Melvin Tuten and Ryan Hancock. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves by Cher. In UK Coz I Luv You by Slade was in the top 5 hits. Bedknobs and Broomsticks, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Ra Expeditions by Thor Heyerdahl was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bandeira 2. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Oregon Trail or The Oregon Trail.
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TV Series

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

The Electric Company

Starring: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant

Country: United States

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The Boy from Space

Starring: Phil Cheney, Charles Collingwood, Stephen Garlick, Sylvestra Le Touzel

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Persuaders!

Starring: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Whistle Test

Starring: Bob Harris, Anne Nightingale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Guardians

Written by: Rex Firkin, Vincent Tilsley

Starring: Gwyneth Powell, Cyril Luckham, Derek Smith, David Burke

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall

Country: United States

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My Name Is Trinity

Directed by: E.B. Clucher

Starring: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Steffen Zacharias

Country: United States

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Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey

Country: United States

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Play Misty for Me

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills

Country: United States

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Murmur of the Heart

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Lea Massari, Benot Ferreux, Daniel Glin

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 11 November 1971 ?

Holidays:
  • Colombia - Independence of Cartagena, from the Spanish Army in (1918)
  • Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations, including United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
  • Lacplesis' Day (1919) in Latvia: the official date for commemoration of Latvian soldiers, who had died for the country's freedom.
  • Armistice Day in France and Belgium: end of World War I (1918)
  • Poland - Independence Day (1918)
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Facts:
  • Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15
  • Neil Simons prisoner of Second Avenue, premieres in New York City

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Books

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

The Ra Expeditions

By: Thor Heyerdahl

Ra is the story of Heyerdahl's voyage from North Africa to South America in a 45 ft papyrus boat modelled on those depicted in the pharoah's wall paintings.

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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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The Gift Horse

By: Hildegard Knef

rates fine/near mint because jacket is price clipped, otherwise best possible copy,, first edition, first printing, jacket in mylar

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The Shadow Of The Lynx

By: Victoria Holt

Nora Tamsin was fascinated by the ruthless Charles Herrick, but she discovered that he deserved his name "The Lynx". His love for her was overwhelming and frightening.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Galaxy Game

Platform: Arcade (PDP-11)

Genre: Space combat simulation

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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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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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