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Friday 20 August 1971

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include David Walliams and Bernard Whittington. 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 Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hei-Wi-Tip-Top. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or Computer Space.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg

Country: United States

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TV Series

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 1971 ?

  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
Famous Birthdays:
  • David Walliams: English stand up comedian, actor, author, television presenter and activist, best known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the BBC One sketch shows Little Britain, Rock Profile and Come Fly with Me.
  • Bernard Whittington: Defensive end (Indianapolis Colts).
  • Brett Bech: Wide receiver (New Orleans Saints).
  • Ke Huy Quan: Saigon, Vietnam -- Actor (Sam-Together We Stand).
  • Kevin Hickman: NFL tight end (Detroit Lions).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Rashid Minhas: Pilot officer in Pakistan Air Force during Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 (d. 1971).
  • FBI begins covert investigation of journalist Daniel Schorr.

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

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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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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The Passions Of The Mind

By: Irving Stone

In the 1880's, Vienna was Europe's glamour capital. It was in that brilliant city that Sigmund Freud began his long struggle to free people everywhere from the blindfolds & chains of

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Stilwell And The American Experience In China, 1911-1945

By: Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

Stilwell and the American experience in China, 1911-1945

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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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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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Star Trek

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

Genre: Strategy game

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