Tuesday November 23, 1971

US date format: 11/23/1971, UK date format: 23/11/1971

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on November 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 Ashraf Amaya and Chris Hardwick. 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. Macbeth, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Persuaders!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or Galaxy Game.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Slovenia - Rudolf Maister Day
  • Japan - Kinro kansha no hi (Labour Thanksgiving Day)
  • Georgia - St George's Day
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Clement I, Saint Columban
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Events

  • Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement
  • Representatives of the People's Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time.
  • During a severe thunderstorm over Washington, a man calling himself D. B. Cooper parachutes from the Northwest Orient Airlines plane he hijacked, with US$200,000 in ransom money, and is never seen again (as of March 2008, this case remains the only unsolved skyjacking in history).
  • A Brussels court sentences pretender Alexis Brimeyer to 18 months in jail for falsely using a noble title Brimeyer has already fled to Greece.

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Movies

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Macbeth

Macbeth

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler

Country: United States of America

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

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

Hos Ingrid og Lillebror

Hos Ingrid og Lillebror

Broster Broster

Broster Broster

Mary's Music

Mary's Music

Days to next November 23

If November 23, 1971 is your birthday you're 48 years, 8 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 14 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash

Eleanor And Franklin

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book AwardIn his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P.

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

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

The Drifters by James A. Michener

The Drifters

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In this triumphant bestseller, renowned novelist James A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era.

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


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