Friday May 28, 1971

US date format: 5/28/1971, UK date format: 28/5/1971

It was Friday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Marco Rubio and Isabelle Carré. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones. In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits. Whity, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Passions Of The Mind by Irving Stone 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 Galaxy Game.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Germain of Paris
  • Republic Day in Azerbaijan and Armenia (both 1918).
  • Lanfranc
  • Bernard of Menthon
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Events

  • Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album Ram
  • USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars
  • Portugal resigns from UNESCO.

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Movies

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Whity

Whity

Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Starring: Ron Randell, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Harry Baer

One More Train to Rob

One More Train to Rob

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Starring: George Peppard, Diana Muldaur, John Vernon, France Nuyen

The Go-Between

The Go-Between

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Starring: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Margaret Leighton, Michael Redgrave

Big Jake

Big Jake

Directed by: George Sherman, John Wayne

Starring: John Wayne, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne

Country: United States of America

The Grissom Gang

The Grissom Gang

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Starring: Kim Darby, Scott Wilson, Tony Musante, Robert Lansing

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

Familie Werner auf Reisen

Familie Werner auf Reisen

Days to next May 28

If May 28, 1971 is your birthday you're 49 years, 3 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months, 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

The Underground Man by Ross Macdonald

The Underground Man

By:

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 European Discovery Of America by Samuel Eliot Morison

The European Discovery Of America

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Columbus, Magellan, and Drake are focused upon in this account of the early discovery voyages south of the Caribbean. Bibliogs

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

Mr. Cub by Ernie Banks and Jim Enright

Mr. Cub

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Autobiography of the Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player for the Chicago Cubs, Ernie Banks.

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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