Saturday August 21, 1971

US date format: 8/21/1971, UK date format: 21/8/1971

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 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 Liam Howlett and Mamadou Diallo. 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 Living Well Is The Best Revenge by Calvin Tomkins 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 The Oregon Trail.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
  • Orthodox - Thaddaeus
  • RC saints - Pope Pius X
  • Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held

Events

  • A bomb exploded in the Liberal Party campaign rally in Plaza Miranda, Manila, Philippines with several anti-Marcos political candidates injured.

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Movies

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A Gunfight

A Gunfight

Directed by: Lamont Johnson

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Johnny Cash, Jane Alexander, Karen Black

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave

Directed by: Emilio Miraglia

Starring: Anthony Steffen, Marina Malfatti, Enzo Tarascio, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Cry Uncle

Cry Uncle

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Jackson Beck, Pamela Gruen, Allen Garfield, Devin Goldenberg

Die Screaming Marianne

Die Screaming Marianne

Directed by: Pete Walker

Starring: Susan George, Barry Evans, Christopher Sandford, Judy Huxtable

Werewolves on Wheels

Werewolves on Wheels

Directed by: Michel Levesque

Starring: Steve Oliver, Donna Anders, Gene Shane, Billy Gray

TV Series

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Hei-Wi-Tip-Top

Hei-Wi-Tip-Top

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

Spyforce

Spyforce

Trial

Trial

All in a Day

All in a Day

One in Ten a Singer and His Songs

One in Ten a Singer and His Songs

Days to next August 21

If August 21, 1971 is your birthday you're 49 years, 1 month, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 24 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Living Well Is The Best Revenge by Calvin Tomkins

Living Well Is The Best Revenge

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First published in 1971 and now available for a younger generation with a new introduction by the author, Living Well Is the Best Revenge is Calvin Tomkins' now-classic account of the

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 Passions Of The Mind by Irving Stone

The Passions Of The Mind

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Compelling portrait of the Viennese neurologist, focuses on the intense, agonized years of research which resulted in his discovery of the science of psychoanalysis

The Shadow Of The Lynx by Victoria Holt

The Shadow Of The Lynx

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Nora Tamsin was fascinated by the ruthless Charles Herrick, but she discovered that he deserved his name "The Lynx". His love for her was overwhelming and frightening.

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

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Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that

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 August 21, 1971?

On August 21, 1971 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is August 21, 1971?

On August 21, 1971 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 21, 1971?

On August 21, 1971 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 21, 1971?

On August 21, 1971 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 21, 1971?

On August 21, 1971 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 21, 1971?

On August 21, 1971 several famous people were born including, Liam Howlett, Shayne Edge, Mamadou Diallo.

Which famous people died on August 21, 1971?

Famous people died on August 21, 1971 include, George Jackson.

What was the number one song in August 21, 1971?

The number one song in the week of August 21, 1971 was How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees in US and I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross in UK.

What were the top hits on August 21, 1971?

The top hits on August 21, 1971 were How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees, Mr. Big Stuff by Jean Knight, Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver in US and I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross, Never Ending Song Of Love by The New Seekers, Get It On by T Rex in UK.


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