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Wednesday 18 August 1971

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 18, 1971). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aphex Twin and Jonathan David Winter. In that special week of August people in US were listening to How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees. In UK I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. A Gunfight, directed by Lamont Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while Living Well Is The Best Revenge by Calvin Tomkins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hei-Wi-Tip-Top. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Game or Star Trek.
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What the sky looked like on 18 August 1971

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Movies

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

A Gunfight

Directed by: Lamont Johnson

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Johnny Cash, Jane Alexander, Karen Black

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The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave

Directed by: Emilio Miraglia

Starring: Anthony Steffen, Marina Malfatti, Enzo Tarascio, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

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Cry Uncle

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Jackson Beck, Pamela Gruen, Allen Garfield, Devin Goldenberg

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Die Screaming Marianne

Directed by: Pete Walker

Starring: Susan George, Barry Evans, Christopher Sandford, Judy Huxtable

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Werewolves on Wheels

Directed by: Michel Levesque

Starring: Steve Oliver, Donna Anders, Gene Shane, Billy Gray

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TV Series

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

Hei-Wi-Tip-Top

Starring: Willy Millowitsch, Heidi Kabel, Michaela May, Inge Schmidt

Spyforce

One in Ten a Singer and His Songs

All in a Day

Trial

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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Famous Birthdays:
  • Aphex Twin: Irish-English DJ and producer (Universal Indicator).
  • Jonathan David Winter: Wellington, New Zealand -- 100m backstroker (1996 Olympics).
  • Kevin Bouie: NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles, Ariz Cardinals).
  • Mindy Czuleger: Inglewood, California -- WPVA volleyballer (Myrtle Bch-17th - 1994).
  • Trey Ames: Canton, Ohio -- Actor (David-A Year in the Life).
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Facts:
  • Vietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 18, 1971 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Life magazine Beano comics

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Music Charts

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Books

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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 Bell Jar

By: Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under -- maybe for the last time.

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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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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 ?

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

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


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