Thursday July 29, 1971

US date format: 7/29/1971, UK date format: 29/7/1971

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 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 Johnny Ruffin and Jayne Fenner. In that special week of July people in US were listening to You've Got A Friend by James Taylor. In UK I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. The Omega Man, directed by Boris Sagal, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Drifters by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Three on a Match. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or The Oregon Trail.
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Historical Events

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  • The United Kingdom opts out of the Space Race, with the cancellation of its Black Arrow launch vehicle.

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Movies

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The Omega Man

The Omega Man

Directed by: Boris Sagal

Starring: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo

Country: United States of America

Night of Dark Shadows

Night of Dark Shadows

Directed by: Dan Curtis

Starring: David Selby, Grayson Hall, Kate Jackson, Lara Parker

Angels Hard as They Come

Angels Hard as They Come

Directed by: Joe Viola

Starring: Scott Glenn, Charles Dierkop, James Iglehart, Gilda Texter

Reshma Aur Shera

Reshma Aur Shera

Directed by: Sunil Dutt

Starring: Waheeda Rehman, Sunil Dutt, Rakhee Gulzar, Vinod Khanna

The Light at the Edge of the World

The Light at the Edge of the World

Directed by: Kevin Billington

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Yul Brynner, Samantha Eggar, Jean-Claude Drouot

TV Series

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Three on a Match

Three on a Match

The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour

The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour

Tatsachen über Legenden

Tatsachen über Legenden

Siempre en domingo

Siempre en domingo

Comedy Playhouse

Comedy Playhouse

Days to next July 29

If July 29, 1971 is your birthday you're 49 years, 1 month, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Drifters by James A. Michener

The Drifters

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

The Shadow Of The Lynx by Victoria Holt

The Shadow Of The Lynx

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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.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar

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The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under -- maybe for the last time.

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 Gift Horse by Hildegard Knef

The Gift Horse

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rates fine/near mint because jacket is price clipped, otherwise best possible copy,, first edition, first printing, jacket in mylar

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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