Wednesday 1 December 1971
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tom Robsock NFL/WLAF guard (Oakland Raiders and Rob Zatechka.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone.
In UK Coz I Luv You by Slade was in the top 5 hits.
Women in Revolt, directed by Paul Morrissey, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The View from Daniel Pike.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Game or Star Trek.
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Which were the important events of 1 December 1971 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Tom Robsock NFL/WLAF guard (Oakland Raiders: Barcelona Dragons).
- Rob Zatechka: NFL guard (New York Giants).
- Stephanie Finochio: American professional wrestler.
- Dolgorsurengiin Serjbudee: Mongolian professional wrestler.
- Emily Mortimer: English actress.
- Trinity : Wrestler
- Melanie Peres: German-Israeli model actress and singer
- Christian Pescatori: Italian race car driver
- Mika Pohjola: Finnish-American pianist and composer
- John Schlimm: American author and educator
- Dolgorsürengiin Serjbüdee: Mongolian wrestler and mixed martial artist
- Peter Van de Veire: Belgian radio-presenter
- Arthur B Springarn: US NAACP chairman (1940-65), dies at age 93.
- 2 Gentlemen of Verona opens at St. James Theater NYC for 613 performances
- Cubs release Ernie Banks and sign him as a coach
- John andYoko release Happy Xmas (War is Over) in US
- Cambodian Civil War: Khmer Rouge rebels intensify assaults on Cambodian government positions, forcing their retreat from Kompong Thmar and nearby Ba Ray.
- The Indian Army recaptures part of Kashmir occupied forcibly by Pakistan.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
- Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
- Bread - Baby I'm-A Want You
- The Chi-Lites - Have You Seen Her
- Cher - Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves
- Michael Jackson - Got To Be There
- Three Dog Night - An Old Fashioned Love Song
- Les Crane - Desiderata
- Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
- John Lennon - Imagine
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