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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 Kevin Bouie. 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 The New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh 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 Galaxy Game.
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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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Libido: The Urge to Love

Directed by: Max Pécas

Starring: Sandra Julien, Janine Reynaud, Yves Vincent, Patrick Verde

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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).
  • 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).
  • Jonathan David Winter: Wellington, New Zealand -- 100m backstroker (1996 Olympics).
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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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Life magazine

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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 Female Eunuch

By: Germaine Greer

The publication of Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of recognition in women around the world with

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QB VII

By: Leon Uris

In Queen's Bench Courtroom Number Seven, famous author Abraham Cady stands trial. In his book The Holocaust --born of the terrible revelation that the Jadwiga Concentration camp was the site of his family's extermination--Cady shook the

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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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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