Thursday December 30, 1971

US date format: 12/30/1971, UK date format: 30/12/1971

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 30, 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 Chris Vance (actor) and Daniel Sunjata. 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 The Oregon Trail.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
  • Philippines - Rizal Day

Events

  • Long Island NHL franchise purchased (New York Islanders).

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Movies

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The Valachi Papers

The Valachi Papers

Directed by: Terence Young

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

Gumshoe

Gumshoe

Directed by: Stephen Frears

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

Women in Revolt

Women in Revolt

Directed by: Paul Morrissey

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

Country: United States of America

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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

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

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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

Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing

Starring: John Berger

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus

Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus

The Shadow of the Tower

The Shadow of the Tower

Days to next December 30

If December 30, 1971 is your birthday you're 48 years, 8 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 4 days.
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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


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