Thursday August 26, 1971

US date format: 8/26/1971, UK date format: 26/8/1971

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 26, 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 Thalía (Mexican entertainer) and Sharon Tina Jenkins. In that special week of August people in US were listening to How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees. In UK I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. See No Evil, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Drifters by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Curiosity Shop. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or Computer Space.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday

Events

  • Dutch Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia
  • The United States Congress declares August 26th as an annual Women's Equality Day.
  • A civilian government takes power in Greece.

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Movies

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See No Evil

See No Evil

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Mia Farrow, Dorothy Alison, Robin Bailey, Diane Grayson

Black Belly of the Tarantula

Black Belly of the Tarantula

Directed by: Paolo Cavara

Starring: Giancarlo Giannini, Claudine Auger, Barbara Bouchet, Rossella Falk

The Nightcomers

The Nightcomers

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Marlon Brando, Stephanie Beacham, Thora Hird, Harry Andrews

A Gunfight

A Gunfight

Directed by: Lamont Johnson

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Johnny Cash, Jane Alexander, Karen Black

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave

Directed by: Emilio Miraglia

Starring: Anthony Steffen, Marina Malfatti, Enzo Tarascio, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

TV Series

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Curiosity Shop

Curiosity Shop

All About Faces

All About Faces

Shock Theater

Shock Theater

The Generation Gap

The Generation Gap

Povo que Canta

Povo que Canta

Days to next August 26

If August 26, 1971 is your birthday you're 49 years, 1 month, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

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 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.

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

America, Inc by Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen

America, Inc

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This well-documented expose' reveals the incorporated rulers of the United States and, indeed, much of the world. It shows them to be private governments which, as effectively as legitimate public governments,

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 26, 1971?

On August 26, 1971 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is August 26, 1971?

On August 26, 1971 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 26, 1971?

On August 26, 1971 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 26, 1971?

On August 26, 1971 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 26, 1971?

On August 26, 1971 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 26, 1971?

On August 26, 1971 several famous people were born including, Thalía (Mexican entertainer), Thalia , Sharon Tina Jenkins.

Which famous people died on August 26, 1971?

Famous people died on August 26, 1971 include, Francesco Santoliquido.

What was the number one song in August 26, 1971?

The number one song in the week of August 26, 1971 was How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees in US and I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross in UK.

What were the top hits on August 26, 1971?

The top hits on August 26, 1971 were How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees, Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver, Signs by Five Man Electrical Band in US and I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross, Never Ending Song Of Love by The New Seekers, Get It On by T Rex in UK.


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