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Monday 17 May 1971

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Princess Maxima and Mark Williams. 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. Escape from the Planet of the Apes, directed by Don Taylor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Von Liebe keine Rede. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Game or The Oregon Trail.
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TV Series

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

Bearcats!

Written by: Douglas Heyes

Starring: Rod Taylor, Dennis Cole

Country: United States

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All in the Family

Written by: Norman Lear

Starring: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Country: United States

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Masterpiece Classic

Starring: Alistair Cooke

Country: United States

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Strange Report

Starring: Anthony Quayle, Kaz Garas, Anneke Wills, Charles Lloyd Pack

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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America

Starring: Leigh Brown, Jean Shepherd

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Directed by: Don Taylor

Starring: Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Bradford Dillman

Country: United States

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10 Rillington Place

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt

Country: United States

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Billy Jack

Directed by: T.C. Frank

Starring: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat

Country: United States

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The Big Doll House

Directed by: Jack Hill

Starring: Roberta Collins, Pam Grier, Judith Brown

Country: United States

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Bananas

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Carlos Montalbn

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1971 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Facts:
  • Washington State bans sex discrimination.

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Books

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

Passenger To Frankfurt

By: Agatha Christie

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

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Stilwell And The American Experience In China, 1911-1945

By: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Stilwell and the American experience in China, 1911-1945

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The Greening Of America

By: Charles Reich

The 25th Anniversary of the Groundbreaking Classic. "If there was any doubt about the need for social transformation in 1970, that need is clear and urgent today....I

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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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Videogames

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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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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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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