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Saturday 25 December 1971, Christmas

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Terry Vaughn and Marlon Forbes. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Brand New Key by Melanie. In UK Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill was in the top 5 hits. Straw Dogs, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while Beyond Freedom And Dignity by B. F. Skinner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching El carruaje. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or The Oregon Trail.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Pardon My Genie

Written by: Bob Block

Starring: Ellis Jones, Roy Barraclough, Lynnette Erving, Joe Dunlop

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Electric Company

Starring: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant

Country: United States

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The Boy from Space

Starring: Phil Cheney, Charles Collingwood, Stephen Garlick, Sylvestra Le Touzel

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Persuaders!

Starring: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Whistle Test

Starring: Bob Harris, Anne Nightingale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Straw Dogs

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan

Country: United States

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Dirty Harry

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon

Country: United States

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Harold and Maude

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles

Country: United States

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A Clockwork Orange

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates

Country: United States

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Diamonds Are Forever

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Starring: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1971 ?

Holidays:
  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Terry Vaughn: Canadian Football League receiver (Calgary Stampeders).
  • Marlon Forbes: safety (Chicago Bears).
  • Justin Trudeau: Canadian politician, the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, as well as the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.
  • Dido : English singer.
  • Noel Hogan: Irish guitarist and producer (The Cranberries Mono Band and Arkitekt).
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) form Jesse Jackson
  • Worst hotel fire in history kills 163 at Taeyokale Hotel in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Longest NFL game (82 minutes 40 seconds) as Miami Dolphins beat Kansas City Chiefs 27-24.

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Sport Games on 25 December 1971

NFL
American Football
  • Dallas Cowboys - Minnesota Vikings : 20 - 12
  • Miami Dolphins - Kansas City Chiefs : 27 - 24
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1971?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Birth of Bangladesh -- Dec. 20, 1971
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8260
  • Life: Children

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Beyond Freedom And Dignity

By: B. F. Skinner

In this profound and profoundly controversial work, a landmark of 20th-century thought originally published in 1971, B. F. Skinner makes his definitive statement about humankind and society.Insisting

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Message From Malaga

By: Helen MacInnes

"That delay in the delivery of the message from Málaga could have been absolutely disastrous. As it was, there had been irreparable loss: an agent dead."Under

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Jennie, Volume Two

By: Ralph G. Martin

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The Vantage Point

By: Lyndon Baines Johnson

What is it about election years? The recent publication of the fourth volume in Robert Caro's massive biography of President Lyndon Baines Johnson may not answer this question, but it does

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Computer Space

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Nutting Associates

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Galaxy Game

Platform: Arcade (PDP-11)

Genre: Space combat simulation

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Star Trek

Platform: originally SDS Sigma 7, HP 2000, Data General Nova

Genre: Strategy game

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Galaxy Game

Platform: Arcade (PDP-11)

Genre: Space combat simulation

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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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