Saturday October 30, 1971

US date format: 10/30/1971, UK date format: 30/10/1971

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 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 Astrid Veillon and John Alford. In UK Coz I Luv You by Slade was in the top 5 hits. Point of Terror, directed by Alex Nicol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Persuaders!. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or The Oregon Trail.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Marcel
  • Bl. John Slade
  • St. Theonestus
  • St. Talacrian
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Events

  • Rev. Ian Paisley's Democratic Unionist Party is founded in Northern Ireland.

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Movies

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Point of Terror

Point of Terror

Directed by: Alex Nicol

Starring: Peter Carpenter, Dyanne Thorne, Lory Hansen, Leslie Simms

Octaman

Octaman

Directed by: Harry Essex

Starring: Pier Angeli, Kerwin Mathews, Jeff Morrow, David Essex

Duck, You Sucker

Duck, You Sucker

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Maria Monti

Country: United States of America

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

Trinity Is STILL My Name!

Trinity Is STILL My Name!

Directed by: Enzo Barboni

Starring: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Yanti Somer, Enzo Tarascio

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Persuaders!

The Persuaders!

Starring: Tony Curtis, Roger Moore, Laurence Naismith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Jason King

Jason King

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Bandeira 2

Bandeira 2

Starring: José Augusto Branco, Felipe Carone, Sônia Clara, Maria Isabel de Aguiar

Country: Brazil

The Hollywood Squares (Syndication)

The Hollywood Squares (Syndication)

Cadet Rousselle

Cadet Rousselle

Directed by: Not specifed

Days to next October 30

If October 30, 1971 is your birthday you're 48 years, 10 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 9 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer

The Female Eunuch

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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

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.

Theirs Was The Kingdom by R.F. Delderfield

Theirs Was The Kingdom

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The eagerly awaited reissue of the second novel in R. F. Delderfield's classic God Is an Englishman series Theirs Was the Kingdom

The Tenants by Bernard Malamud

The Tenants

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The last remaining tenant in a condemned New York tenement, Harry Lesser struggles against rising panic and escalating odds to complete the novel he started ten years earlier, while his landlord

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

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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