Wednesday June 16, 1971

US date format: 6/16/1971, UK date format: 16/6/1971

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on June 16, 1971). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tupac Shakur (rapper) and Christopher Gomez. In that special week of June people in US were listening to It's Too Late by Carole King. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. McCabe & Mrs. Miller, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Quentin Durward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Game or Computer Space.
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Movies

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McCabe & Mrs. Miller

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Rene Auberjonois, William Devane

Country: United States of America

Klute

Klute

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Starring: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, Roy Scheider

Country: United States of America

Le Mans

Le Mans

Directed by: Lee H. Katzin

Starring: Steve McQueen, Siegfried Rauch, Elga Andersen, Ronald Leigh-Hunt

Country: United States of America

Shaft

Shaft

Directed by: Gordon Parks

Starring: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John

Country: United States of America

Scandalous John

Scandalous John

Directed by: Robert Butler

Starring: Brian Keith, Alfonso Arau, Michele Carey, Rick Lenz

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • South Africa - Youth Day.
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast of Saint John Regis, patron of medical social workers.
  • Bloomsday, in honour of Leopold Bloom, the hero of James Joyce's Ulysses set on 16 June, 1904.
  • 16 June Movement

Events

  • Groningen soccer team forms in Groningen

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • : British broadcast executive (Born 1889).

TV Series

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Quentin Durward

Quentin Durward

Starring: Marie-France Boyer

Country: France

Wenn der Vater mit dem Sohne

Wenn der Vater mit dem Sohne

Directed by: Hans Quest

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

This Is the Law

This Is the Law

Parkinson

Parkinson

Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist

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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 …

Mr. Cub by Ernie Banks and Jim Enright

Mr. Cub

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Autobiography of the Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player for the Chicago Cubs, Ernie Banks.

The European Discovery Of America by Samuel Eliot Morison

The European Discovery Of America

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Columbus, Magellan, and Drake are focused upon in this account of the early discovery voyages south of the Caribbean. Bibliogs

The Passions Of The Mind by Irving Stone

The Passions Of The Mind

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Compelling portrait of the Viennese neurologist, focuses on the intense, agonized years of research which resulted in his discovery of the science of psychoanalysis

The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh

The New Centurions

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Star Trek

Star Trek

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

Genre: Strategy game

Galaxy Game

Galaxy Game

Platform: Arcade (PDP-11)

Genre: Space combat simulation

Computer Space

Computer Space

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Nutting Associates

The Oregon Trail

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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