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Wednesday 12 May 1971

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jamie Luner and Craig Novitsky. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. Walkabout, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bel Ami. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or The Oregon Trail.
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Movies

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

Walkabout

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg, John Meillon

Country: United States

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The Abominable Dr. Phibes

Directed by: Robert Fuest

Starring: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Hugh Griffith, Terry-Thomas

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The Panic in Needle Park

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint, Richard Bright

Country: United States

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Johnny Got His Gun

Directed by: Dalton Trumbo

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards

Country: United States

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Wake in Fright

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay

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TV Series

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

Bel Ami

Directed by: Nick Ormerod

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Quentin Durward

Starring: Marie-France Boyer

Country: France

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Wenn der Vater mit dem Sohne

Directed by: Hans Quest

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The Irish Rovers

Directed by: Roisin Browne (Concert Director)

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The Ten Commandments

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 May 1971 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
  • Saint Modoald
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jamie Luner: American actress who first came to prominence on the ABC sitcom Just the Ten of Us, but is perhaps better known for her role as Lexi Sterling on Melrose Place.
  • Craig Novitsky: NFL tackle (New Orleans Saints).
  • Jamie Luner in Palo Alto: California, USA; actress (Cindy - Just the 10 of Us).
  • Tommy Johnson: WLAF cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals).
  • Brian Havlin: American homicide victim who was shot nine times on 7/30/1996, dying two days later during surgery, 7:34 AM.
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Facts:
  • Rolling Stone Mick Jagger weds Bianca Macias at St. Tropez Town Hall
  • An earthquake in Turkey destroys most of the city of Burdur.

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Books

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

Rich Man, Poor Man

By: Irwin Shaw

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The New Centurions

By: Joseph Wambaugh

Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals.

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The Antagonists

By: Ernest K. Gann

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The Female Eunuch

By: Germaine Greer

The publication of Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of recognition in women around the world with

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Star Trek

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

Genre: Strategy game

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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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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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