Thursday 2 December 1971
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jessie Hicks and Wilson Jermaine Heredia.
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 Computer Space or The Oregon Trail.
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Which were the important events of 2 December 1971 ?
- Laos - National Day
- United Arab Emirates - National Day (independence from Britain, 1971)
- R.C. Saints - St Bibiana
- Jessie Hicks: WNBA forward / center (Utah Starzz).
- Wilson Jermaine Heredia: American actor.
- Roy van: de Hill; soccer player (Roda JC).
- Rachel McQuillan Merewether in New South Wales: Australia; tennis star (1989 Futures ITA).
- Sara Gran: American writer.
- Wilson Heredia: American actor and singer
- Jüri Reinvere: Estonian-German composer and poet
- Francesco Toldo: Italian football player
- Mine Yoshizaki: Japanese illustrator
- United Arab Emirates, (Trucial States) declares independence from the UK
- Soviet Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars.
- Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah, Dubai, and Umm Al Quwain form the United Arab Emirates.
- Six Persian Gulf sheikdoms found the United Arab Emirates.
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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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