Friday 5 February 1971
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Marcus Redman and Peter "Chip" Cipollone in Ardmore.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Knock Three Times by Dawn.
In UK My Sweet Lord by George Harrison was in the top 5 hits.
Get Carter, directed by Mike Hodges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while Islands In The Stream by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Dave Allen at Large.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or Star Trek.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 February 1971 ?
- Kashmir Day observes as public holiday in Pakistan.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agatha of Sicily, patron saint of firework makers and glass blowers.
- Saint Bertolf
- Marcus Redman: Actor (Raymond-Doogie Howser).
- Peter "Chip" Cipollone in Ardmore: Pennsylvania, USA; rower (Olympics-1996).
- Dianne Norman in Sault Ste Marie: Ontario, Canada; basketball forward (Olympics-1996).
- Dennis Hall in Milwaukee: Wisconsin, USA; 125.
- Michel Breistroff: French hockey player who had graduated from Harvard in 1995.
- Sara Evans: American singer
- Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro Alan Shepard and Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hours
- Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.
- An earthquake in the city of Tuscania, Italy kills 31.
- Switzerland gives women voting rights in state elections, but not in all canton-specific ones.
- Władysław Gomułka is expelled from the Central Council of the Polish Communist Party.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Dawn - Knock Three Times
- The Osmonds - One Bad Apple
- George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
- Bee Gees - Lonely Days
- Lynn Anderson - Rose Garden
- Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knocking
- King Floyd - Groove Me
- Elton John - Your Song
- The 5th Dimension - One Less Bell To Answer
- Gladys Knight & The Pips - If I Were Your Woman
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