Wednesday December 29, 1971

US date format: 12/29/1971, UK date format: 29/12/1971

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on December 29, 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 Mark Montreuil and Margot Thien. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Brand New Key by Melanie. In UK Grandad by Clive Dunn was in the top 5 hits. The Valachi Papers, directed by Terence Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash 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 Galaxy Game or Computer Space.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)

Events

  • 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.
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Movies

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Gentlemen of Fortune

Gentlemen of Fortune

Directed by: Aleksandr Seryj

Starring: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov, Saveliy Kramarov

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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

Country: United States of America

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Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Country: United States of America

Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude

Directed by: Hal Ashby

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

Country: United States of America

The French Connection

The French Connection

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

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

Country: Canada

The Intruder

The Intruder

The View from Daniel Pike

The View from Daniel Pike

Written by:

Starring: Roddy McMillan, David Gallacher

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing

Starring: John Berger

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Prosjaci i sinovi

Prosjaci i sinovi

Starring: Rade Serbedzija, Antun Kujavec, Milan Srdoc, Biserka Alibegovic

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash

Eleanor And Franklin

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller—Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book AwardIn his extraordinary biography of the major political couple of the twentieth century, Joseph P.

Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese

Honor Thy Father

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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

Beyond Freedom And Dignity by B. F. Skinner

Beyond Freedom And Dignity

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In this profound and profoundly controversial work, a landmark of 20th-century thought originally published in 1971, B. F. Skinner makes his definitive statement about humankind and society.Insisting

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

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Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that

The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day Of The Jackal

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THE CLASSIC THRILLER FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FREDERICK FORSYTH“The Day of the Jackal makes such comparable books such as The Manchurian Candidate and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold seem like Hardy Boy mysteries.”—The

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 29, 1971?

On December 29, 1971 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is December 29, 1971?

On December 29, 1971 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 29, 1971?

On December 29, 1971 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 29, 1971?

On December 29, 1971 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 29, 1971?

On December 29, 1971 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 29, 1971?

On December 29, 1971 several famous people were born including, Margot Thien, Mark Montreuil, Toby Mills.

Which famous people died on December 29, 1971?

Famous people died on December 29, 1971 include, Stuart Holmes.

What was the number one song in December 29, 1971?

The number one song in the week of December 29, 1971 was Brand New Key by Melanie in US and I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers in UK.

What were the top hits on December 29, 1971?

The top hits on December 29, 1971 were Brand New Key by Melanie, American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) by Don McLean, Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone in US and I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers, Grandad by Clive Dunn, Mother Of Mine by Neil Reid in UK.