Wednesday 4 August 1971
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Greg Frers and Jeff Gordon.
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.
Deep End, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, 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 Star Trek.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 August 1971 ?
- Ancient Egypt - Jubilation of the Heart of Re
- El Salvador - Transfiguration Bank Holiday
- Cook Islands - Constitution Day (celebrations begin on the last Friday in July and last up to 2 weeks.)
- Burkina Faso - Anniversary of the Revolution
- St. Luanus/Lugid
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint John Vianney, the patron saint of priests
- St. Dominic
- Greg Frers: CFL safety (BC Lions).
- Jeff Gordon: American race car driver on the NASCAR Winton cup circuit.
- Yo-Yo : Rapper.
- Bethan Benwell: English linguist author and academic.
- Rei Dan: Japanese actress.
- US launches first satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft.
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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