Wednesday April 28, 1971

US date format: 4/28/1971, UK date format: 28/4/1971

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 28, 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 Bridget Moynahan and Meredith McGrath in Midland. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. Bananas, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Making Of A Surgeon by William A. Nolen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Quentin Durward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or Computer Space.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Arbor Day - legal state holiday in Nebraska, USA.
  • National Heroes Day - public holiday in Barbados in honor of men and women who played a significant role in the island nation's history, such as Sir Garfield Sobers.
  • Peter Chanel
  • Louis Marie Grignon of Montfort
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Events

  • Samuel Lee Gravely Jr becomes 1st black Admiral in US Navy
  • The first number of ''Il Manifesto'' is issued in Italy.

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Movies

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Bananas

Bananas

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Carlos Montalbán, Nati Abascal

Country: United States of America

Billy Jack

Billy Jack

Directed by: Tom Laughlin

Starring: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat, Victor Izay

Country: United States of America

The Big Doll House

The Big Doll House

Directed by: Jack Hill

Starring: Roberta Collins, Pam Grier, Judith Brown, Brooke Mills

Country: United States of America

Simon, King of the Witches

Simon, King of the Witches

Directed by: Bruce Kessler

Starring: Andrew Prine, Brenda Scott, George Paulsin, Norman Burton

Summer of '42

Summer of '42

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant

Country: United States of America

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

Primus

Primus

Directed by: Moshcam

Von Liebe keine Rede

Von Liebe keine Rede

Starring: Stefan Behrens, Monika Lundi, Ulrike Blome, Nora Minor

Days to next April 28

If April 28, 1971 is your birthday you're 49 years, 4 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Making Of A Surgeon by William A. Nolen

The Making Of A Surgeon

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The Making of a Surgeon is the memoir of an apprentice. It is William Nolen's story of his transformation from student to practitioner, from a brash medical school graduate to a

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

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 Antagonists by Ernest K. Gann

The Antagonists

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Summer Of '42 by Herman Raucher

Summer Of '42

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"​SUMMER OF '42 is a charming and tender novel...The overall effect is one of high hilarity. Raucher is a comic-artist who is able to convey the fears and joys...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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