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Sunday 15 August 1971

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Priscilla Taylor and Christophe Robin. 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 The Drifters by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hei-Wi-Tip-Top. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or Galaxy Game.
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TV Series

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

Hei-Wi-Tip-Top

Starring: Willy Millowitsch, Heidi Kabel, Michaela May, Inge Schmidt

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

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

Which were the important events of 15 August 1971 ?

Holidays:
  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Paul Lukas: Actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76.
Facts:
  • Bahrain gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • Charles Lismont wins Helsinki marathon (2:13:09.0)
  • KVRL (now KRIV) TV ch 26 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
  • Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
  • US President Richard Nixon's administration refuses to settle foreign debts in gold at $35 per ounce, dropping the gold standard, and allowing the dollar to float in foreign exchanges. The president also imposes a ten percent duty increase on many imports, and a 90-day wage and price freeze.

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Magazine Covers

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

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

Books

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

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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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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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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The Bell Jar

By: Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under -- maybe for the last time.

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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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