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Friday 17 September 1971

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Annika Duckmark and David Hynes. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond. In UK Hey Girl Don't Bother Me by The Tams was in the top 5 hits. The Man Who Haunted Himself, directed by Basil Dearden, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Boy from Space. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or The Oregon Trail.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

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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Whistle Test

Starring: Bob Harris, Anne Nightingale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Bearcats!

Written by: Douglas Heyes

Starring: Rod Taylor, Dennis Cole

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Man Who Haunted Himself

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Roger Moore, Hildegard Neil, Alastair Mackenzie

Country: United States

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Johnny Got His Gun

Directed by: Dalton Trumbo

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt

Country: United States

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The Omega Man

Directed by: Boris Sagal

Starring: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1971 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Carlos Lamarca: Brazilian military turned guerrilla leader (Born 1937).

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in September 1971?

  • Life: Heart transplant patients
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sen. Edmund Muskie -- Sep. 13, 1971
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8246

Books

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

The New Centurions

By: Joseph Wambaugh

Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals.

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The Gift Horse

By: Hildegard Knef

rates fine/near mint because jacket is price clipped, otherwise best possible copy,, first edition, first printing, jacket in mylar

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The Ra Expeditions

By: Thor Heyerdahl

Ra is the story of Heyerdahl's voyage from North Africa to South America in a 45 ft papyrus boat modelled on those depicted in the pharoah's wall paintings.

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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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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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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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Star Trek

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

Genre: Strategy game

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