Saturday January 23, 1971

US date format: 1/23/1971, UK date format: 23/1/1971

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 23, 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 Lisa Snowdon and Stanislas Merhar. 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 Islands In The Stream by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Zollfahndung. 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

  • Pie Day
  • The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [1]
  • Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai

Events

  • UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row
  • 4th ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 122 at Carolina.
  • Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska, (north of Fairbanks) reaches a US record low temperature of -80 degrees F.

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Famous Deaths

  • : Austrian-Brazilian chemist and academic...

Movies

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10 Rillington Place

10 Rillington Place

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

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

Country: United States of America

The Last Valley

The Last Valley

Directed by: James Clavell

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

The Statue

The Statue

Directed by: Rod Amateau

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

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh

Directed by: Sergio Martino

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

Murphy's War

Murphy's War

Directed by: Peter Yates

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

TV Series

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Zollfahndung

Zollfahndung

Catwalk

Catwalk

Long Voyage Out of War

Long Voyage Out of War

The Group

The Group

Was sagst du dazu?

Was sagst du dazu?

Days to next January 23

If January 23, 1971 is your birthday you're 49 years, 8 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Don'T Fall Off The Mountain by Shirley MacLaine

Don'T Fall Off The Mountain

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"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.

Islands In The Stream by Ernest Hemingway

Islands In The Stream

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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.

Inside The Third Reich by Albert Speer

Inside The Third Reich

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Speer, the Minister of Armaments and War Production under Hitler, the man who had kept Germany armed and the war machine running even after Hitler's mystique had faded, takes a brutally

Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie

Passenger To Frankfurt

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable

Doctor Cobb'S Game by R.V. Cassill

Doctor Cobb'S Game

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From the smoldering ashes of a scandal that tumbled a government in 1963...the author has lit a creative flame and forged a wide-ranging, imaginative novel.

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


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