Saturday November 20, 1971

US date format: 11/20/1971, UK date format: 20/11/1971

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 20, 1971). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Joel McHale and Robert Wijnands. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Theme From Shaft by Isaac Hayes. In UK Coz I Luv You by Slade was in the top 5 hits. Straw Dogs, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Gift Horse by Hildegard Knef was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Persuaders!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or The Oregon Trail.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Church of England - Edmund the Martyr
  • Brazil - Zumbi Day (since 1978)
  • United Kingdom - wedding day of Queen Elizabeth II (1947), official flag day
  • Mexico - Anniversary of the Revolution (1910)
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Events

  • A bridge still in construction, called Elevado Engenheiro Freyssinet, falls over the Paulo de Frontin Avenue, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 48 people are killed and several injured. Reconstructed, the bridge is currently a part of the Linha Vermelha elevate.

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Movies

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Straw Dogs

Straw Dogs

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T.P. McKenna

Country: United States of America

Man in the Wilderness

Man in the Wilderness

Directed by: Richard C. Sarafian

Starring: Richard Harris, John Huston, Henry Wilcoxon, Percy Herbert

Country: United States of America

Blindman

Blindman

Directed by: Ferdinando Baldi

Starring: Tony Anthony, Ringo Starr, Lloyd Battista, Magda Konopka

Hannie Caulder

Hannie Caulder

Directed by: Burt Kennedy

Starring: Raquel Welch, Robert Culp, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Elam

Crucible of Horror

Crucible of Horror

Directed by: Viktors Ritelis

Starring: Michael Gough, Yvonne Mitchell, Sharon Gurney, Simon Gough

TV Series

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The Persuaders!

The Persuaders!

Starring: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Jason King

Jason King

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

The View from Daniel Pike

The View from Daniel Pike

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Starring: Roddy McMillan, David Gallacher

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

A Current Affair

A Current Affair

Suspicion

Suspicion

Days to next November 20

If November 20, 1971 is your birthday you're 48 years, 10 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Gift Horse by Hildegard Knef

The Gift Horse

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rates fine/near mint because jacket is price clipped, otherwise best possible copy,, first edition, first printing, jacket in mylar

The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal

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THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH“The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The

Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese

Honor Thy Father

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A classic masterwork newly updatedThe electrifying true story of the rise and fall of New York's notorious Bonanno crime familyOn New York's Park Avenue on a rainy Tuesday night in October

Without Marx Or Jesus by Jean-Francois Revel

Without Marx Or Jesus

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A view of American social movements during the tumultuous 1960's and early seventies by French journalist Jean-Francois Revel.

Message From Malaga by Helen MacInnes

Message From Malaga

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"That delay in the delivery of the message from Málaga could have been absolutely disastrous. As it was, there had been irreparable loss: an agent dead."Under

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on November 20, 1971?

On November 20, 1971 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is November 20, 1971?

On November 20, 1971 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on November 20, 1971?

On November 20, 1971 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on November 20, 1971?

On November 20, 1971 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on November 20, 1971?

On November 20, 1971 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on November 20, 1971?

On November 20, 1971 several famous people were born including, Joel McHale, Robert Wijnands, Joey Galloway.

What was the number one song in November 20, 1971?

The number one song in the week of November 20, 1971 was Theme From Shaft by Isaac Hayes in US and Coz I Luv You by Slade in UK.

What were the top hits on November 20, 1971?

The top hits on November 20, 1971 were Theme From Shaft by Isaac Hayes, Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves by Cher, Imagine by John Lennon in US and Coz I Luv You by Slade, Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart, Till by Tom Jones in UK.


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