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Wednesday 20 January 1971

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see planets position on January 20, 1971). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Gary Barlow and Questlove . In that special week of January people in US were listening to Knock Three Times by Dawn. In UK Grandad by Clive Dunn was in the top 5 hits. 10 Rillington Place, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while Don'T Fall Off The Mountain by Shirley MacLaine was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Zollfahndung. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Game or Star Trek.
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10 Rillington Place

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt, Pat Heywood

Country: United States

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The Last Valley

Directed by: James Clavell

Starring: Michael Caine, Omar Sharif, Florinda Bolkan, Nigel Davenport

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The Statue

Directed by: Rod Amateau

Starring: David Niven, Virna Lisi, Robert Vaughn, Ann Bell

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The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh

Directed by: Sergio Martino

Starring: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Conchita Airoldi, Manuel Gil

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Murphy's War

Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Siân Phillips, Philippe Noiret, Horst Janson

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Long Voyage Out of War

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 January 1971 ?

  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
  • Meinrad
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gary Barlow: British singer, songwriter, bandleader and producer and five-time winner of the prestigious Ivor Novello prize.
  • Questlove : Drummer.
  • Cathy Marsal: French Cyclist, winner of the Junior world championship on-road, 1987, Double Junior world championship [road and pursuit] 1988.
  • Wakanohana III (sumo)
  • Brian Giles: American baseball player.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8).

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 20, 1971 - Geocentric view

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Life magazine Beano comics

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

Don'T Fall Off The Mountain

By: Shirley MacLaine

"I've always felt that I would never develop into a really fine actress because I cared more about life beyond the camera than the life in front of it.

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Crime In America

By: Ramsey Clark

Crime In America: Observations On Its Nature, Causes, Prevention by Clark, Ramsey

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A White House Diary

By: Lady Bird Johnson

Originally published in 1970, A White House Diary is Lady Bird Johnson's intimate, behind-the-scenes account of Lyndon Johnson's presidency from November 22, 1963, to January 20, 1969.

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The Greening Of America

By: Charles Reich

The 25th Anniversary of the Groundbreaking Classic. "If there was any doubt about the need for social transformation in 1970, that need is clear and urgent today....I

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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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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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