Tuesday 5 January 1971
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Eric Smith and Hillary Butler.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to My Sweet Lord by George Harrison.
In UK I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds was in the top 5 hits.
Sometimes a Great Notion, directed by Paul Newman, 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 All in the Family.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or Galaxy Game.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 January 1971 ?
- Mungday (Discordianism)
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
- The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Eric Smith: NFL / WLAF wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Scotland Claymores).
- Hillary Butler: WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Jason Bates in Downey: California, USA; infielder (Colorado Rockies).
- Mayuko Takata: Japanese actress.
- Jayne Middlemiss: British TV presenter and celebrity chef.
- Stian Carstensen: Norwegian banjo player and composer
- 1st one-day international, Australia vs. England at the MCG
- Globetrotters lose 100-99 to New Jersey Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak
- The first One Day International cricket match is held between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
- Dawn - Knock Three Times
- The 5th Dimension - One Less Bell To Answer
- Santana - Black Magic Woman
- The Partridge Family - I Think I Love You
- Smokey Robinson - The Tears Of A Clown
- Chicago - Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
- The Supremes - Stoned Love
- Bee Gees - Lonely Days
- Barbra Streisand - Stoney End
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