Saturday April 17, 1971

US date format: 4/17/1971, UK date format: 17/4/1971

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 17, 1971). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Claire Sweeney and Andri Kirsima. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. In UK Hot Love by T Rex was in the top 5 hits. Summer of '42, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Antagonists by Ernest K. Gann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wenn der Vater mit dem Sohne. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Game or Computer Space.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Pope Anicetus (died 166)
  • Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
  • Saint Landricus
  • Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
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Events

  • Egypt, Libya and Syria form federation (Federation of Arab Republics).
  • The People's Republic of Bangladesh forms, under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Mujibnagor.

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Movies

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Summer of '42

Summer of '42

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant

Country: United States of America

Trafic

Trafic

Directed by: Jacques Tati

Starring: Jacques Tati, Marcel Fraval, Honoré Bostel, François Maisongrosse

Don't Deliver Us from Evil

Don't Deliver Us from Evil

Directed by: Joël Séria

Starring: Jeanne Goupil, Catherine Wagener, Bernard Dhéran, Gérard Darrieu

Country: United States of America

Valdez Is Coming

Valdez Is Coming

Directed by: Edwin Sherin

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark, Frank Silvera, Jon Cypher

The Mephisto Waltz

The Mephisto Waltz

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Starring: Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins, Bradford Dillman

TV Series

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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

Primus

Primus

Directed by: Moshcam

Brett

Brett

Young Talent Time

Young Talent Time

Days to next April 17

If April 17, 1971 is your birthday you're 49 years, 5 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

Listening To America by Bill Moyers

Listening To America

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This book offers up a snapshot of the United States in 1970 with a series of written portraits of people from all walks of life from street people, doctors, the unemployed,

Summer Of '42 by Herman Raucher

Summer Of '42

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"​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

The Throne Of Saturn by Allen Drury

The Throne Of Saturn

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A novel of space and politics by this prolific 20th Century American author

Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie

Passenger To Frankfurt

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable

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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