Thursday September 23, 1971

US date format: 9/23/1971, UK date format: 23/9/1971

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on September 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 Cuonzo Martin and Eric Montross. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond. The Last Picture Show, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, 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 The Persuaders!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or The Oregon Trail.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Adomnan of Iona, Saint Constantius, Saint Thecla.
  • French Republican Calendar - Safran (Saffron) Day, second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Saudi Arabia - National Day (unification 1932)
  • Japanese Autumnal equinox Day (????/Sh?bun no hi)
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Events

  • John Vermeers painting The liefdesbrief stolen

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Movies

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The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson

Country: United States of America

And Now for Something Completely Different

And Now for Something Completely Different

Directed by: Ian MacNaughton

Starring: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam

Country: United States of America

Catlow

Catlow

Directed by: Sam Wanamaker

Starring: Yul Brynner, Richard Crenna, Leonard Nimoy, Daliah Lavi

Red Sun

Red Sun

Directed by: Terence Young

Starring: Charles Bronson, Toshirô Mifune, Alain Delon, Ursula Andress

Kotch

Kotch

Directed by: Jack Lemmon

Starring: Walter Matthau, Deborah Winters, Felicia Farr, Charles Aidman

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

Diplomci

Diplomci

Starring: Mija Aleksic, Bora Todorovic, Nikola Simic, Petar Kralj

The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine

The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine

Vetenskapens Värld

Vetenskapens Värld

Starring: Bo Gustaf Erikson, Victoria Dyring

Country: Sweden

Days to next September 23

If September 23, 1971 is your birthday you're 49 years, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 29 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 New Centurions by Joseph Wambaugh

The New Centurions

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Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals.

Theirs Was The Kingdom by R.F. Delderfield

Theirs Was The Kingdom

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The eagerly awaited reissue of the second novel in R. F. Delderfield's classic God Is an Englishman series Theirs Was the Kingdom

The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer

The Female Eunuch

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The publication of Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of recognition in women around the world with

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist

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Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist is now a major television series on FOX. It remains one of the most controversial novels ever written and went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York …

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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