Saturday 4 December 1971
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Terrence Wisdom NFL/WLAF guard/center (New York Jets and Aymeric Caron.
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 The Oregon Trail or Star Trek.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 December 1971 ?
- Roman festivals - secret ceremonies in honor of Bona Dea
- R.C. Saints - Saint John of Damascus: optional memorial; also Saint Barbara
- Santerfa, Lukumf - Day of Shango
- International Hug Day. See Also: January 21st, National Hugging Day
- Navy Day in India
- Terrence Wisdom NFL/WLAF guard/center (New York Jets: London Monarchs).
- Aymeric Caron: French TV columnist, environmentalist, and vegetarian militant.
- Shawna Landon: American noted family, the daughter of actor Michael Landon and his second wife, Lynn Noe.
- Shannon Briggs: American boxer and actor.
- Shunryu Suzuki: Zen teacher, founder of San Francisco Zen Center, dies.
- The Montreux Casino in Switzerland is set ablaze by someone wielding a flare gun during a Frank Zappa concert; the incident would be noted in the Deep Purple song ''Smoke on the Water''.
- The Indian Navy attacks the Pakistan Navy and Karachi.
- The United Nations Security Council calls an emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation between India and Pakistan.
- McGurk's Bar bombing: An Ulster Volunteer Force bomb kills 15 civilians and wounds 17 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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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