Monday October 11, 1971

US date format: 10/11/1971, UK date format: 11/10/1971

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 MC Lyte and Petra Haden. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Maggie May by Rod Stewart. In UK Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth 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 Computer Space.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)
  • Brooks Robinson ties Series record, reaches base 5 straight times
  • Frank McGee becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • Switzerland recognizes North Vietnam

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Movies

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Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Country: United States of America

Trinity Is STILL My Name!

Trinity Is STILL My Name!

Directed by: Enzo Barboni

Starring: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Yanti Somer, Enzo Tarascio

Country: United States of America

Play Misty for Me

Play Misty for Me

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch

Country: United States of America

The Organization

The Organization

Directed by: Don Medford

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Barbara McNair, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Sheree North

Women in Cages

Women in Cages

Directed by: Gerardo de Leon

Starring: Judith Brown, Roberta Collins, Jennifer Gan, Pam Grier

Country: United States of America

Sport Games on October 11, 1971

Sport Games on October 11, 1971


NFL

American Football
  • New York Giants - Dallas Cowboys : 13 - 20
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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

The Passenger

The Passenger

Horrible Movie

Horrible Movie

Räuber und Gendarm - Fernsehjagd-Spiel für alle Kinder

Räuber und Gendarm - Fernsehjagd-Spiel für alle Kinder

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal

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THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH“The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The

The Shadow Of The Lynx by Victoria Holt

The Shadow Of The Lynx

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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.

The Ra Expeditions by Thor Heyerdahl

The Ra Expeditions

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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.

The Gift Horse by Hildegard Knef

The Gift Horse

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

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 …

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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