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Tuesday 28 September 1971

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Chad May and David Weightman. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Maggie May by Rod Stewart. In UK Hey Girl Don't Bother Me by The Tams was in the top 5 hits. The Last Picture Show, directed by Peter Bogdanovich, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while Madame by Patrick O'Higgins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Vetenskapens Värld. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or Star Trek.
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TV Series

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

The Boy from Space

Starring: Phil Cheney, Charles Collingwood, Stephen Garlick, Sylvestra Le Touzel

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Persuaders!

Starring: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Whistle Test

Starring: Bob Harris, Anne Nightingale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Guardians

Written by: Rex Firkin, Vincent Tilsley

Starring: Gwyneth Powell, Cyril Luckham, Derek Smith, David Burke

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Bearcats!

Written by: Douglas Heyes

Starring: Rod Taylor, Dennis Cole

Country: United States

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Movies

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

The Last Picture Show

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd

Country: United States

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Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Directed by: Jaromil Jires

Starring: Jaroslava Schallerov, Helena Anzov, Petr Kopriva

Country: United States

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The Man Who Haunted Himself

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Roger Moore, Hildegard Neil, Alastair Mackenzie

Country: United States

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Johnny Got His Gun

Directed by: Dalton Trumbo

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt

Country: United States

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The Omega Man

Directed by: Boris Sagal

Starring: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 28 September 1971 ?

Holidays:
  • Feast day of the following RC Saints Leoba
  • St. Wenceslas
  • French Republican Calendar - Carotte (Carrot) Day, seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Taiwan - Teacher's Day (Confucius' birthday)
  • Czech Republic - Czech Statehood Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Chad May: NFL / WLAF quarterback (Minn Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy).
  • David Weightman: Australian rower (1996 Olympics).
  • Marcus Spears: NFL / WLAF guard / tackle (Chicago Bears, Amsterdam Admirals).
  • A Croce: American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, who owns and operates his own record label, Seedling Records.
  • Joseph Arthur: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Lonely Astronauts Fistful of Mercy and RNDM).
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Facts:
  • Budapest in 1956 to escape treason charges, ends exile and flies to Rome
  • Cardinal Josef Mindszenty of Hungary took refuge in US Embassy
  • New York Times reports growing interest of white youth in black gospel music
  • The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis.

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Books

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

Madame

By: Patrick O'Higgins

367 page soft back or paperback biography of Helena Rubinstein.

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The Female Eunuch

By: Germaine Greer

The publication of Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of recognition in women around the world with

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The Shadow Of The Lynx

By: Victoria Holt

Nora Tamsin was fascinated by the ruthless Charles Herrick, but she discovered that he deserved his name "The Lynx". His love for her was overwhelming and frightening.

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The Drifters

By: James A. Michener

In this triumphant bestseller, renowned novelist James A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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Star Trek

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

Genre: Strategy game

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