Sunday January 17, 1971

US date format: 1/17/1971, UK date format: 17/1/1971

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 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 Kid Rock and Sylvie Testud. In that special week of January people in US were listening to My Sweet Lord by George Harrison. In UK Grandad by Clive Dunn was in the top 5 hits. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh, directed by Sergio Martino, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while A White House Diary by Lady Bird Johnson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Zollfahndung. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or Computer Space.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed

Events

  • Super Bowl V: Baltimore Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami, Florida; Most Valuable Player: Chuck Howley, Dallas, Linebacker.

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Movies

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The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh

Directed by: Sergio Martino

Starring: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Conchita Airoldi, Manuel Gil

Murphy's War

Murphy's War

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Siân Phillips, Philippe Noiret, Horst Janson

Scrooge

Scrooge

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More

Ryan's Daughter

Ryan's Daughter

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Christopher Jones

Country: United States of America

Flap

Flap

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Claude Akins, Tony Bill, Shelley Winters

Sport Games on January 17, 1971

Sport Games on January 17, 1971


NFL

American Football
  • Dallas Cowboys - Baltimore Colts : 13 - 16
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TV Series

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Zollfahndung

Zollfahndung

This Is Your Life

This Is Your Life

Dave Allen at Large

Dave Allen at Large

Starring: Dave Allen, Michael Sharvell-Martin, Jacqueline Clarke, Ronnie Brody

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Smith Family

The Smith Family

The Pearl Bailey Show

The Pearl Bailey Show

Days to next January 17

If January 17, 1971 is your birthday you're 49 years, 8 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A White House Diary by Lady Bird Johnson

A White House Diary

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Originally published in 1970, A White House Diary is Lady Bird Johnson's intimate, behind-the-scenes account of Lyndon Johnson's presidency from November 22, 1963, to January 20, 1969.

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

The Crystal Cave

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Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions.

Caravan To Vaccares by Alistair MacLean

Caravan To Vaccares

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The classic tale of suspense set in Provence, where an English tourist investigates a series of mysterious deaths, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.From

God Is An Englishman by R.F. Delderfield

God Is An Englishman

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This bestselling novel set in the ruthless world of Victorian commerce follows the fortunes of Adam Swann, a scion of an Army family and veteran of campaigns in the Crimea and

Inside The Third Reich by Albert Speer

Inside The Third Reich

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Speer, the Minister of Armaments and War Production under Hitler, the man who had kept Germany armed and the war machine running even after Hitler's mystique had faded, takes a brutally

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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