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Sunday 16 May 1971

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1971). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bill Rancic and Thessaloniki (Greece). 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 The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bel Ami. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Oregon Trail or Star Trek.
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What the sky looked like on 16 May 1971

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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 16 May 1971 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 1st class postage now costs 8 cents (was 6 cents)
  • A coup attempt is exposed and foiled in Egypt.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 16, 1971 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Life magazine Beano comics

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Books

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

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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Summer Of '42

By: Herman Raucher

"​SUMMER OF '42 is a charming and tender novel...The overall effect is one of high hilarity. Raucher is a comic-artist who is able to convey the fears and joys...of

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The Antagonists

By: Ernest K. Gann

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Civilisation

By: Kenneth Clark

48 pages in full color of Civilisation

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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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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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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