Sunday 1 August 1971
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Fred Lester and Julia Chilicki.
In that special week of August 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.
Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Guardians.
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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Which were the important events of 1 August 1971 ?
- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
- Switzerland - National Day
- Benin - National Day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Kam�l (Perfection) - First day of the eighth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Sts. Faith, Hope, and Charity (sisters).
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Ethelwolf
- Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Yorkshire Day
- People's Republic of China - Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Liberation Army
- Lughnasadh - L� L�nasa, the traditional first day of Autumn in Ireland.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the liberation of Haile Selassie from slavery
- Nicaragua - Fiesta Day
- Lammas - Neopagan festival of Lammas
- Lebanon - Army's Day (Eid al-Jaysh)
- World Scout Day - anniversary of the first day of the Brownsea Island Camp in 1907, where Robert Baden-Powell began scouting.
- Democratic Republic of Congo - Parent's Day
- Fred Lester: (Atlanta Falcons).
- Julia Chilicki: Somers, Connecticut -- Rower (1996 Olympics).
- Lisa Flood: Scarborough, Ontario -- 100m Breaststroker (1996 Olympics).
- Shae Sloan: Huntsville, Texas -- Female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets).
- Ryan Carrassi: Italian voice actor, score composer, film producer, screenwriter, song-writer, talent scout, writer and journalist.
- Jorge Sánchez: Mexican drug lord
- Ágúst Gylfason: Icelandic footballer
- Charles Whitfield: American actor and producer
- İdil Üner: German-Turkish actress and singer
- Bangladesh refugee concert with George Harrison
- Joanne Carner wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
- The Raiders - Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian)
- Carole King - It's Too Late
- Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
- Tommy James - Draggin' The Line
- Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
- Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds - Don't Pull Your Love
- John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
- The Grass Roots - Sooner Or Later
- What The World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham Martin And John (Medley) - Tom Clay
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