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Saturday 17 July 1971

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Calbert Cheaney and Daniel Kunce. In that special week of July people in US were listening to It's Too Late by Carole King. In UK Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep by Middle Of The Road was in the top 5 hits. The Devils, directed by Ken Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The European Discovery Of America by Samuel Eliot Morison was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Guardians. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or The Oregon Trail.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Panic in Needle Park

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint

Country: United States

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Two-Lane Blacktop

Directed by: Monte Hellman

Starring: James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird

Country: United States

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Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg

Country: United States

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Directed by: Mel Stuart

Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum

Country: United States

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Carnal Knowledge

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Candice Bergen, Ann-Margret

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Guardians

Written by: Rex Firkin, Vincent Tilsley

Starring: Gwyneth Powell, Cyril Luckham, Derek Smith, David Burke

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Silent Years

Starring: Orson Welles

Country: United States

Über ganz Spanien wolkenloser Himmel

Starring: Heinz Behrens

Von Liebe keine Rede

Starring: Stefan Behrens, Monika Lundi, Ulrike Blome, Nora Minor

Quentin Durward

Starring: Marie-France Boyer

Country: France

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 July 1971 ?

  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
  • Feast Day of St Cynllo
Famous Birthdays:
  • Calbert Cheaney: American basketball player: guard/forward, Wizards.
  • Daniel Kunce: Sumperk, Germany -- Hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998).
  • Pietro Maso: Italian homicide; a teenage boy who, on 4/17/1991, along with three pals, waited at home for his parents to return from church, when he beat them to death simulating a robbery.
  • Cory Doctorow: Canadian author and activist.
  • Nico Mattan: Belgian cyclist.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Kathy Whitworth / Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship
  • Italy and Austria sign a treaty that ends the schism about South Tyrol.

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

The European Discovery Of America

By: Samuel Eliot Morison

A great historian and a superb prose stylist presents in these pages a comprehensive and brilliantly readable account of all known voyages across the North Atlantic to the New World prior

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The Drifters

By: James A. Michener

In this triumphant bestseller, renowned novelist James A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era.

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The Passions Of The Mind

By: Irving Stone

In the 1880's, Vienna was Europe's glamour capital. It was in that brilliant city that Sigmund Freud began his long struggle to free people everywhere from the blindfolds & chains of

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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

By: Dee Brown

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

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Computer Space

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Nutting Associates

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Star Trek

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

Genre: Strategy game

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Computer Space

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Nutting Associates

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Galaxy Game

Platform: Arcade (PDP-11)

Genre: Space combat simulation

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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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