Wednesday 7 April 1971
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Cara Kendra and Mark Thompson in Russellville.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) by The Temptations.
In UK Hot Love by T Rex was in the top 5 hits.
Summer of '42, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while The Passions Of The Mind by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Omer Pacha.
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 7 April 1971 ?
- Saint Herman-Jozef (died 1241)
- World Health Day - April 7th of every year is designated as World Health Day and celebrated by the 191 member countries of the World Health Organization to emphasize significant issues in public health of worldwide concern. Observed annually since 1948.
- The feast of Annunciation is celebrated by the Eastern Orthodox Church.
- Saint John Baptist de La Salle (d.1719)
- Mozambique - Women's Day.
- Cara Kendra: Bernosky; Miss Pennsylvania-USA (1997).
- Mark Thompson in Russellville: Kentucky, USA; pitcher (Colorado Rockies).
- Victor Kraatz in Berlin: Germany; Canadian ice dancer (1995 World Champions-4th).
- Stephen Brimacombe: Australian 100 metre/200 metre (Olympics-1996).
- Jennifer Schwalbach Smith: American actress.
- Guillaume Depardieu: French noted family, the son of Gérard Depardieu. His adolescence was turbulent, made worse by his use of drugs. He worked as an actor, working in 1991 with his father in "Tous Les Matins du Monde" (All the Mornings of the World). In June 2003, his right leg was amputated because of past failed surgery. He had suffered from bacterial infections for years since a motorcycle accident in 1996.
- Victor Kraatz: German pairs figure skater, partner of Shae-Lynn Bourne
- Jennifer Smith: Movie Actress
- Charles F Pahud de Mortanges: (1928, 32 Olympics - Gold Medalist), dies at 74.
- President Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam.
- US President Richard Nixon orders Lieutenant Calley (My Lai) free.
- WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville Florida (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting three-judge US Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Greece releases 261 political prisoners, 50 of whom are sent into internal exile.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
- Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
- Three Dog Night - Joy To The World
- Tom Jones - She's A Lady
- Carpenters - For All We Know
- Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby McGee
- The Partridge Family - Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted
- Paul McCartney - Another Day
- Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary
- Brewer & Shipley - One Toke Over The Line
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