Wednesday June 23, 1971

US date format: 6/23/1971, UK date format: 23/6/1971

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 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 Ron Corning and Joe Rumolo. In that special week of June people in US were listening to It's Too Late by Carole King. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, directed by Mel Stuart, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Greening Of America by Charles Reich was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Quentin Durward. 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

  • J??i (L?go) - Latvia
  • Saint Jonas Day - Lithuania
  • The Happiest day of the year is June 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). [4]
  • National holiday - Luxembourg
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Events

  • Phillies Rick Wise no-hits Cincinnati Reds, 4-0
  • WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Movies

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Directed by: Mel Stuart

Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

Country: United States of America

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Sunday Bloody Sunday

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Starring: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft

The Decameron

The Decameron

Directed by: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Starring: Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Jovan Jovanovic, Vincenzo Amato

Country: United States of America

Carnal Knowledge

Carnal Knowledge

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Candice Bergen, Ann-Margret, Art Garfunkel

Country: United States of America

The Million Dollar Duck

The Million Dollar Duck

Directed by: Vincent McEveety

Starring: Dean Jones, Sandy Duncan, Joe Flynn, Tony Roberts

TV Series

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Quentin Durward

Quentin Durward

Starring: Marie-France Boyer

Country: France

Wenn der Vater mit dem Sohne

Wenn der Vater mit dem Sohne

Directed by: Hans Quest

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Follyfoot

Follyfoot

Polizeiruf 110

Polizeiruf 110

Days to next June 23

If June 23, 1971 is your birthday you're 49 years, 2 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 3 days.
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Books

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The Greening Of America by Charles Reich

The Greening Of America

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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

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar

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The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under -- maybe for the last time.

Love In The Ruins by Walker Percy

Love In The Ruins

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Dr. Tom More has created a stethoscope of the human spirit. With it, he embarks on an unforgettable odyssey to cure mankind's spiritual flu.

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 Underground Man by Ross Macdonald

The Underground Man

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As a mysterious fire rages through the hills above a privileged town in Southern California, Archer tracks a missing child who may be the pawn in a marital struggle or the victim of

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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