Friday December 17, 1971

US date format: 12/17/1971, UK date format: 17/12/1971

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Forlani and Sébastien Moura. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone. In UK Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill was in the top 5 hits. A Clockwork Orange, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while Wunnerful, Wunnerful! by Lawrence Welk with Bernice McGeehan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Schulmeister, espion de l'empereur. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or Computer Space.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Diamonds are Forever premieres in US
  • Radio Bangladesh begins transmitting.

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Movies

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A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Country: United States of America

Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack

Country: United States of America

Dirty Harry

Dirty Harry

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni

Country: United States of America

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

Directed by: James Goldstone

Starring: Jerry Orbach, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jo Van Fleet, Lionel Stander

Gentlemen of Fortune

Gentlemen of Fortune

Directed by: Aleksandr Seryj

Starring: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveliy Kramarov

TV Series

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Schulmeister, espion de l'empereur

Schulmeister, espion de l'empereur

The Waltons

The Waltons

Anneliese Rothenberger gibt sich die Ehre

Anneliese Rothenberger gibt sich die Ehre

Lodynskis Flohmarkt Company

Lodynskis Flohmarkt Company

Fünf Tage hat die Woche

Fünf Tage hat die Woche

Days to next December 17

If December 17, 1971 is your birthday you're 48 years, 10 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Wunnerful, Wunnerful! by Lawrence Welk with Bernice McGeehan

Wunnerful, Wunnerful!

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The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal

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THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH“The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

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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

Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash

Eleanor And Franklin

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book AwardIn his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P.

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 …

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 17, 1971?

On December 17, 1971 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is December 17, 1971?

On December 17, 1971 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 17, 1971?

On December 17, 1971 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 17, 1971?

On December 17, 1971 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 17, 1971?

On December 17, 1971 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 17, 1971?

On December 17, 1971 several famous people were born including, Claire Forlani, Sébastien Moura, Antoine Rigaudeau.

What was the number one song in December 17, 1971?

The number one song in the week of December 17, 1971 was Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone in US and Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill in UK.

What were the top hits on December 17, 1971?

The top hits on December 17, 1971 were Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone, Brand New Key by Melanie, Have You Seen Her by The Chi-Lites in US and Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill, Jeepster by T Rex, Coz I Luv You by Slade in UK.


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