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Thursday 12 August 1971

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jim Walker and Michael Ian Black. In that special week of August people in US were listening to How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees. In UK I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. Deep End, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while Capone by John Kobler was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Game or The Oregon Trail.
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TV Series

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

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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The Silent Years

Starring: Orson Welles

Country: United States

Über ganz Spanien wolkenloser Himmel

Starring: Heinz Behrens

Von Liebe keine Rede

Starring: Stefan Behrens, Monika Lundi, Ulrike Blome, Nora Minor

Quentin Durward

Starring: Marie-France Boyer

Country: France

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Movies

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

Johnny Got His Gun

Directed by: Dalton Trumbo

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt

Country: United States

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The Omega Man

Directed by: Boris Sagal

Starring: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash

Country: United States

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The Panic in Needle Park

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint

Country: United States

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Two-Lane Blacktop

Directed by: Monte Hellman

Starring: James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird

Country: United States

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Walkabout

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Facts:
  • Syriam President Assad drops diplomatic relations with Jordan

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott, James Irwin and Al Worden. Design by Dennis Wheeler
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8241
  • Life: AnnMargret

Books

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

Capone

By: John Kobler

The public called him Scarface; the FBI called him Public Enemy Number One; his associates called him Snorky. But Capone is the name most remember.

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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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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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Stilwell And The American Experience In China, 1911-1945

By: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Stilwell and the American experience in China, 1911-1945

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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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Star Trek

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

Genre: Strategy game

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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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