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Sunday 28 February 1971

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include John Buchanan and Jennifer Abbott. In that special week of February people in US were listening to One Bad Apple by The Osmonds. In UK Baby Jump by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits. Get Carter, directed by Mike Hodges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Die Sendung mit der Maus. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Oregon Trail or The Oregon Trail.
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TV Series

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

All in the Family

Written by: Norman Lear

Starring: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Country: United States

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Masterpiece Classic

Starring: Alistair Cooke

Country: United States

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Strange Report

Starring: Anthony Quayle, Kaz Garas, Anneke Wills, Charles Lloyd Pack

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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America

Starring: Leigh Brown, Jean Shepherd

Country: United States

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The Great American Dream Machine

Starring: Chevy Chase, Marshall Efron, Ken Shapiro

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Get Carter

Directed by: Mike Hodges

Starring: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Ekland

Country: United States

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Vanishing Point

Directed by: Richard C. Sarafian

Starring: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger

Country: United States

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Sometimes a Great Notion

Directed by: Paul Newman

Starring: Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick

Country: United States

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Rio Lobo

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Starring: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill

Country: United States

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Love Story

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 February 1971 ?

Holidays:
  • Blessed Antonia of Florence (d. 1472)
  • Saint Silvana
  • Saint Rufinus
  • Saint Oswald (d. 992)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Day 3 of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
Famous Birthdays:
  • John Buchanan: Actor (Sidekicks, Black Stallion, Family Man).
  • Jennifer Abbott: American homicide victim, allegedly poisoned by her husband Dale on 3/08/1997 when she died of methanol poisoning at a party hosted by Dale's brother in Hubbardston.
  • Tasha Smith: TV Actress.
  • Maxine Bahns: American actress.
  • Tristan Louis: French-American author and blogger.
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Facts:
  • 53rd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA National. Jack Nicklaus wins his 2nd golf grand slam.
  • WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, KY (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Evel Knievel sets a world record and jumps 19 cars in Ontario, California.
  • A bomb explodes in the men's room at the United States Capitol. Weather Underground Organization claims responsibility.
  • Pakistani President Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan indefinitely postpones the pending National Assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East Pakistan.

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Books

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

Rich Man, Poor Man

By: Irwin Shaw

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Caravan To Vaccares

By: Alistair MacLean

The classic tale of suspense set in Provence, where an English tourist investigates a series of mysterious deaths, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.From

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The New Centurions

By: Joseph Wambaugh

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

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God Is An Englishman

By: R.F. Delderfield

This bestselling novel set in the ruthless world of Victorian commerce follows the fortunes of Adam Swann, a scion of an Army family and veteran of campaigns in the Crimea and

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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Star Trek

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

Genre: Strategy game

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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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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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