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Thursday 19 August 1971

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tricia Ann Luedtke in Oostburg and Mary Jo Fernandez. 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. Deep End, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hei-Wi-Tip-Top. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or Star Trek.
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 ?

Hei-Wi-Tip-Top

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

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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The Silent Years

Starring: Orson Welles

Country: United States

Über ganz Spanien wolkenloser Himmel

Starring: Heinz Behrens

Von Liebe keine Rede

Starring: Stefan Behrens, Monika Lundi, Ulrike Blome, Nora Minor

Movies

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

Deep End

Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Starring: Jane Asher, John Moulder-Brown, Karl Michael Vogler

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 Devils

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton

Country: United States

The Panic in Needle Park

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 August 1971 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
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Facts:
  • August 22 ampndash A right-wing coup ignites a rebellion in Bolivia. Miners and students join troops to support president Juan Jose Torres, but eventually Hugo Banzer takes over.
  • International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (Intelsat) (effective 12 February 1973).
  • The USS Manatee (AO-58) spills of fuel oil on President Nixon's Western White House beach in San Clemente, California.
  • The first orca to be named, Shamu, dies.
  • A bomb made of two hand grenades by communist rebels explodes in the Liberal Party campaign party in Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila the Philippines, injuring several anti-Marcos political candidates.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: George Schultz and Arthur Burns -- Aug. 16, 1971
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8242
  • Life: Composite The Woman Problem

Books

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

Islands In The Stream

By: Ernest Hemingway

A LATER CLASSIC FROM AMERICA'S PREMIER FICTION WRITER First published in 1970, nine years after Hemingway's death, this is the story of an artist and adventurer -- a man much like Hemingway himself.

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Rich Man, Poor Man

By: Irwin Shaw

Rich Man, Poor Man [Mass Market Paperback] [Jan 01, 1976] Shaw, Irwin

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The Crystal Cave

By: Mary Stewart

Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions.

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The Child From The Sea

By: Elizabeth Goudge

Against the pomp and pageantry of turbulent seventeenth-century England, Elizabeth Goudge weaves the poignant tale of Lucy Walter, the proud and beautiful secret wife of Charles II.

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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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Star Trek

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

Genre: Strategy game

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Computer Space

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Nutting Associates

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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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