Saturday 3 April 1971
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jonathan Star and Anthony McClanahan.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) by The Temptations.
In UK Baby Jump by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits.
Summer of '42, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while The Throne Of Saturn by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Return of Ultraman.
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 3 April 1971 ?
- Saint Sixtus I
- Saint Agape (died 304)
- Saint Richard (d.1253)
- Jonathan Star: .
- Anthony McClanahan: Canadian Football League linebacker (Calgary Stampeders).
- Peter Schwab in Boston: Massachusetts, USA; rower (Olympics-1996).
- Quilvio Veras in Santo Domingo: Dominican Republic; infielder (Florida Marlins).
- Vitālijs Astafjevs: Latvian footballer and manager.
- Manfred Bonnington Lee [Ellery Queen]: detective writer, dies at age 65.
- Joseph Valachi, American gangster (Born 1904)
- ''Un banc, un arbre, une rue'' by Séverine (music by Jean-Pierre Bourtayre, text by Yves Dessca) wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1971 for Monaco
- In Ceylon, a group calling themselves the People’s Liberation Front begins a rebellion against the Bandaranaike government.
- Chile and East Germany establish diplomatic relations.
- Mount Etna erupts in Sicily.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
- Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby McGee
- Carpenters - For All We Know
- Tom Jones - She's A Lady
- Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
- Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary
- The Partridge Family - Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted
- Sammi Smith - Help Me Make It Through The Night
- Andy Williams - (Where Do I Begin) Love Story
- Paul McCartney - Another Day
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