Friday 6 August 1971
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Curtis Shearer and Mike Bales.
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 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 6 August 1971 ?
- Jamaica - Independence Day
- Roman Catholicism - several feasts, including those of at least 3 saints: Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
- St. Joachim (father of St. Mary, according to Catholic tradition)
- St. Juatus
- St. Pastor
- Bolivia - Independence Day
- United Arab Emirates - H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Accession Day
- Japan - Toro Nagashi (Hiroshima) - Floating lantern ceremony to honor those killed by the U.S. atomic bomb in Hiroshima.
- St. Xystus/Sixtus
- Curtis Shearer: WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Mike Bales: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan -- NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators).
- Merrin Dungey: American actress.
- Scott Minto: English footballer and sportscaster.
- Piyal Wijetunge: Sri Lankan cricketer.
- A lunar eclipse lasting 1 hour, 40 minutes, and 4 seconds is observed.
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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