Sunday 5 December 1971
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Marrio Grier and Joe Fleming.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone.
In UK Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill was in the top 5 hits.
The Decameron, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 December 1971 ?
- Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
- Day of the Ninja
- Austria - Krampus
- Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
- Roman festivals - Faunalia celebrated in honor of Faunus (according to Horace, Odes 3.18)
- Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK - Saint Nicholas Eve (whom Dutch speakers call Sinterklaas, which became in other languages Santa Claus)
- Marrio Grier: fullback (New England Patriots).
- Joe Fleming: Canadian Football League defensive end (British Columbia Lions).
- Bryan Schwartz: NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars).
- Kali Rocha: American actress.
- Karl-Theodor Guttenberg: German businessman and politician German Federal Minister of Defence.
- Ashia Hansen: American-English triple jumper
- Kavus Torabi: Iranian-English guitarist and composer (Knifeworld Cardiacs The Monsoon Bassoon Guapo and Chrome Hoof)
- Hugh Wakefield: Actress (Blithe Spirit).
- KCBJ (now KMIZ) TV channel 17 in Columbia, MO (ABC) 1st broadcast
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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