Tuesday December 28, 1971

US date format: 12/28/1971, UK date format: 28/12/1971

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 28, 1971). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mariana Tosca and Juan Villegas. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Brand New Key by Melanie. In UK I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers was in the top 5 hits. The Valachi Papers, directed by Terence Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Winds Of War by Herman Wouk was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Hilarious House of Frightenstein. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Oregon Trail or Computer Space.
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The Valachi Papers

Directed by: Terence Young

Starring: Charles Bronson, Lino Ventura, Jill Ireland, Walter Chiari


Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay, Janice Rule

Women in Revolt

Directed by: Paul Morrissey

Starring: Candy Darling, Jackie Curtis, Holly Woodlawn, Jonathan Kramer

Country: United States of America

A Clockwork Orange

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Country: United States of America

Harold and Maude

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

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  • The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.


  • Hasj falls from now on under (neath) the Opiumwet

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

Starring: Billy Van, Julius Sumner Miller, Vincent Price, Fishka Rais

Country: Canada

Cadet Rousselle

Directed by: Not specifed

The Intruder

Ways of Seeing

Starring: John Berger

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus

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

The Winds Of War

By: Herman Wouk

Like no other masterpiece of historical fiction, Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II is the great novel of America's Greatest Generation.Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events, as well as all the drama, romance, heroism, and …

Jennie, Volume Two

By: Ralph G. Martin

Paperback - Nonfiction Volume II of the life of Lady Randolph Churchill 1895-1921

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

Our Gang

By: Philip Roth

A ferocious political satire in the great tradition, Our Gang is Philip Roth’s brilliantly indignant response to the phenomenon of Richard M.

Wunnerful, Wunnerful!

By: Lawrence Welk with Bernice McGeehan

music, band


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

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

Star Trek

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

Genre: Strategy game

Galaxy Game

Platform: Arcade (PDP-11)

Genre: Space combat simulation

Computer Space

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Nutting Associates

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