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Sunday 12 December 1971

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Becky Sunshine [Rebekah Jayne Hunter] and Toni Hodgkinson in Auckland. 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. A Clockwork Orange, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while Theirs Was The Kingdom by R.F. Delderfield was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The View from Daniel Pike. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or Star Trek.
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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 months ?

A Clockwork Orange

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates

Country: United States

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Diamonds Are Forever

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

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

Country: United States

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The Decameron

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Jovan Jovanovic

Country: United States

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Man in the Wilderness

Directed by: Richard C. Sarafian

Starring: Richard Harris, John Huston, Henry Wilcoxon

Country: United States

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 December 1971 ?

Holidays:
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Frank Wolff: Actor (Erotic Illusion, Last Gun), suicide at 43.
  • John A Emmens: Art Historian / Poet (Dog of Pavlov), dies at 47.
  • Jack Barnhill: Northern Ireland senator, assassinated.
  • David Sarnoff: Russian-born American TV executive with RCA from 1919 and served as president from 1930.
  • Yechezkel Kutscher: Slovakian-born Israeli philologist and Hebrew linguist (d. 1971).

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Sport Games on 12 December 1971

NFL
American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - San Francisco 49ers : 3 - 24
  • Chicago Bears - Green Bay Packers : 10 - 31
  • Cleveland Browns - New Orleans Saints : 21 - 17
  • Dallas Cowboys - New York Giants : 42 - 14
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Cybill Shepherd
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Indira Gandhi and Yahya Khan -- Dec. 6, 1971
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8258

Books

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

Theirs Was The Kingdom

By: R.F. Delderfield

The eagerly awaited reissue of the second novel in R. F. Delderfield's classic God Is an Englishman series Theirs Was the Kingdom

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Jennie, Volume Two

By: Ralph G. Martin

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The Exorcist

By: William Peter Blatty

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 ...

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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

By: Dee Brown

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

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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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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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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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