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Wednesday 29 December 1971

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Margot Thien and Mark Montreuil. 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 Message From Malaga by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Cadet Rousselle. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or Computer Space.
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Movies

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

The Valachi Papers

Directed by: Terence Young

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

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Gumshoe

Directed by: Stephen Frears

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

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Women in Revolt

Directed by: Paul Morrissey

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

Country: United States

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Harold and Maude

Directed by: Hal Ashby

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

Country: United States

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Dirty Harry

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Cadet Rousselle

Directed by: Not specifed

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The Intruder

Ways of Seeing

Starring: John Berger

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus

The Shadow of the Tower

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 December 1971 ?

Holidays:
  • The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Stuart Holmes: German-American actor who was one of the silent screen's busiest actors from 1911, the year that he appeared in "How Mrs.
Facts:
  • The United Kingdom gives up its military bases in Malta.
  • Ray Tomlinson sends the first ARPAnet e-mail between host computers.
  • The Free State of Christiania is founded.
  • Seychelles International Airport in Victoria, Seychelles (Mahe) is completed.
  • Crude oil production peaks in the continental United States at approximately .

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Books

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

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

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Honor Thy Father

By: Gay Talese

A classic masterwork newly updatedThe electrifying true story of the rise and fall of New York's notorious Bonanno crime familyOn New York's Park Avenue on a rainy Tuesday night in October

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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.

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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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Computer Space

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Nutting Associates

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