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Sunday 17 October 1971

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Andy Whitfield and Chris Kirkpatrick. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Maggie May by Rod Stewart. In UK Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits. Women in Cages, directed by Gerry de Leon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vetenskapens Värld. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Oregon Trail or Star Trek.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Murmur of the Heart

Directed by: Louis Malle

Starring: Lea Massari, Benot Ferreux, Daniel Glin

Country: United States

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Shoot Out

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Gregory Peck, Patricia Quinn, Robert F. Lyons

Country: United States

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Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw

Country: United States

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The French Connection

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

Country: United States

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The Last Picture Show

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Vetenskapens Värld

Starring: Bo Gustaf Erikson, Victoria Dyring

Country: Sweden


Starring: Mija Aleksic, Bora Todorovic, Nikola Simic, Petar Kralj

The Boy from Space

Starring: Phil Cheney, Charles Collingwood, Stephen Garlick, Sylvestra Le Touzel

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Persuaders!

Starring: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Man and the City

Written by: Howard Rodman

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Mike Farrell

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1971 ?

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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  • Judy Rankin wins LPGA Quality-First Golf Classic
  • Pittsburgh Pirates beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 68th World Series.

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Sport Games on 17 October 1971

American Football
  • Baltimore Colts - New York Giants : 31 - 7
  • Buffalo Bills - New York Jets : 17 - 28
  • Chicago Bears - San Francisco 49ers : 0 - 13
  • Cleveland Browns - Cincinnati Bengals : 27 - 24
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

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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The Shadow Of The Lynx

By: Victoria Holt

Nora Tamsin was fascinated by the ruthless Charles Herrick, but she discovered that he deserved his name "The Lynx". His love for her was overwhelming and frightening.

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Living Well Is The Best Revenge

By: Calvin Tomkins

First published in 1971 and now available for a younger generation with a new introduction by the author, Living Well Is the Best Revenge is Calvin Tomkins' now-classic account of the

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The Exorcist

By: William Peter Blatty

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 ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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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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Star Trek

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

Genre: Strategy game

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