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Tuesday 31 August 1971

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Greg Jefferson and Mike Caldwell. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey by Paul & Linda McCartney. In UK I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits. The Man Who Haunted Himself, directed by Basil Dearden, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971 while The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Whistle Test. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or The Oregon Trail.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Whistle Test

Starring: Bob Harris, Anne Nightingale

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hei-Wi-Tip-Top

Starring: Willy Millowitsch, Heidi Kabel, Michaela May, Inge Schmidt

The Guardians

Written by: Rex Firkin, Vincent Tilsley

Starring: Gwyneth Powell, Cyril Luckham, Derek Smith, David Burke

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Silent Years

Starring: Orson Welles

Country: United States

Über ganz Spanien wolkenloser Himmel

Starring: Heinz Behrens

Movies

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

The Man Who Haunted Himself

Directed by: Basil Dearden

Starring: Roger Moore, Hildegard Neil, Alastair Mackenzie

Country: United States

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Johnny Got His Gun

Directed by: Dalton Trumbo

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt

Country: United States

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The Omega Man

Directed by: Boris Sagal

Starring: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash

Country: United States

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The Panic in Needle Park

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

Starring: Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint

Country: United States

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Two-Lane Blacktop

Directed by: Monte Hellman

Starring: James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 1971 ?

Holidays:
  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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Facts:
  • Adrienne Beames runs female world record marathon (2:46:30)
  • Dave Scott becomes 1st person to drive a car on Moon

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1971?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Richard Nixon -- Aug. 30, 1971
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8244
  • Life: Composite Game Plan for the Dollar

Books

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

The Bell Jar

By: Sylvia Plath

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.

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The New Centurions

By: Joseph Wambaugh

Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals.

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The Shadow Of The Lynx

By: Victoria Holt

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.

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The Female Eunuch

By: Germaine Greer

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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Computer Space

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Space combat simulation

Publisher: Nutting Associates

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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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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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