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Thursday 14 October 1971

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Derrick Rodgers and Frank Wycheck. 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. Women in Cages, directed by Gerry de Leon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Gift Horse by Hildegard Knef was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vetenskapens Värld. 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 30 days ?

Vetenskapens Värld

Starring: Bo Gustaf Erikson, Victoria Dyring

Country: Sweden

Diplomci

Starring: Mija Aleksic, Bora Todorovic, Nikola Simic, Petar Kralj

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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The Man and the City

Written by: Howard Rodman

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Mike Farrell

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Murmur of the Heart

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Lea Massari, Benot Ferreux, Daniel Glin

Country: United States

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Shoot Out

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Gregory Peck, Patricia Quinn, Robert F. Lyons

Country: United States

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Macbeth

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw

Country: United States

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The French Connection

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

Country: United States

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The Last Picture Show

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd

Country: United States

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
  • World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
  • RC Saints - Pope Callistus I
Famous Birthdays:
  • Derrick Rodgers: Linebacker (Miami Dolphins).
  • Frank Wycheck: NFL tight end (Houston / Tennessee Oilers).
  • Marc Foucan: French athlete who specialises in the 400 metres.
  • Frédéric Guesdon: French road bicycle racer, who competed as a professional between 1995 and 2012, most notably for UCI ProTeam FDJ-BigMat, spending 16 years of his career with the team.
  • Alexandra Lamy: French actress, married in 2009 Jean Dujardin (separated in 2013).
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Facts:
  • 2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances
  • John andYoko appear on Dick Cavett Show
  • Two killed in Memphis, Tennessee racial disturbances.

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Books

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The Gift Horse

By: Hildegard Knef

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

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The Ra Expeditions

By: Thor Heyerdahl

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.

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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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The Drifters

By: James A. Michener

In this triumphant bestseller, renowned novelist James A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era.

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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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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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