Monday 2 August 1971
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Dick Schreuder and Fernando Smith.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees.
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 Galaxy Game or The Oregon Trail.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 August 1971 ?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- Dick Schreuder: Dutch soccer player (PSV / FC Groningen / RKC).
- Fernando Smith: NFL defensive end (Minn Vikings).
- Alice Evans: English actress.
- Jason Bell: Australian rugby player.
- Michael Hughes: Irish footballer and manager.
- Ludwig Marcuse: German philosopher and author (d. 1971).
- JCPenney debuts its trademark Helvetica wordmark which has been used ever since.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
- The Raiders - Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian)
- James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
- Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
- Tommy James - Draggin' The Line
- John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
- Carole King - It's Too Late
- Chicago - Beginnings
- What The World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham Martin And John (Medley) - Tom Clay
- Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
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