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Monday 12 April 1971

It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Shannen Doherty in Memphis and Tyrone Chatman. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. In UK Hot Love by T Rex was in the top 5 hits. Summer of '42, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Antagonists by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bearcats!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Game or Star Trek.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Bearcats!

Written by: Douglas Heyes

Starring: Rod Taylor, Dennis Cole

Country: United States

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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Summer of '42

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser

Country: United States

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Waterloo

Directed by: Sergey Bondarchuk

Starring: Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles

Country: United States

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The Beguiled

Directed by: Donald Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman

Country: United States

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The Andromeda Strain

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne

Country: United States

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THX 1138

Directed by: George Lucas

Starring: Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 April 1971 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Julius I
  • Saint Zeno of Verona
  • Saint Erkembode
  • Saint Damian
  • Yuri's Night, an international celebration of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin; in Russia (and formerly in USSR), the Cosmonautics Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ed Lafitte: American baseball player and soldier (d. 1971).
  • Wynton Kelly: American pianist and composer (d. 1971).
Facts:
  • Palestinians retreat from Amman to the north of Jordan.
  • The People's Republic of Bangladesh forms, under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, at Mujibnagor.
  • Libya, Syria and Egypt sign an agreement to form a confederation.
  • The government of Bangladesh flees to India.
  • Sierra Leone becomes a republic.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Lt. William Calley Jr. -- Apr. 12, 1971
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8224
  • Life: J Edgar Hoover

Books

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

The Antagonists

By: Ernest K. Gann

hardbound

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Rich Man, Poor Man

By: Irwin Shaw

Vintage TV tie-in paperback

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Summer Of '42

By: Herman Raucher

"​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

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The Passions Of The Mind

By: Irving Stone

In the 1880's, Vienna was Europe's glamour capital. It was in that brilliant city that Sigmund Freud began his long struggle to free people everywhere from the blindfolds & chains of

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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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Galaxy Game

Platform: Arcade (PDP-11)

Genre: Space combat simulation

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Star Trek

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

Genre: Strategy game

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Computer Space

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Nutting Associates

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Star Trek

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

Genre: Strategy game

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