Thursday 5 August 1971
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Perry Carter and Valeri Karpov.
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 5 August 1971 ?
- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
- Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
- Perry Carter: Cornerback (Oakland Raiders).
- Valeri Karpov: Chelyabinsk, Russia -- NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks).
- ''Evil'' Jared Hasselhoff: American bassist (The Bloodhound Gang).
- DJ Ajax: Australian DJ and producer (d. 2013).
- Valdis Dombrovskis: Latvian academic and politician 11th Prime Minister of Latvia.
- Jared Hasselhoff: American bass player and songwriter (Bloodhound Gang)
- Josef Stanislav: Composer, dies at 74.
- WNPE TV channel 16 in Watertown, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
- South Pacific Forum (SPF)
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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