Thursday 7 January 1971, Orthodox Christmas
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Bobby Hamilton and Todd Yeaman.
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 Galaxy Game or The Oregon Trail.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 7 January 1971 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. Raymond of Pe�afort.
- Christmas Day in the Julian calendar. This is the day on which Christmas is celebrated in most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches.
- European traditional - Distaff day: women's traditional work begins again after Epiphany.
- Bobby Hamilton: NFL / WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals, New York Jets).
- Todd Yeaman: NFL defensive tackle (New York Giants).
- Masato Itai: WLAF wide receiver (Amsterdam Admirals).
- CW Anderson: American professional wrestler.
- Tina Anderson: American comic book writer.
- DJ Ötzi: Austrian-born singer and entertainer who got his start singing karaoke. He is a cancer survivor.
- Jeremy Renner: American actor, singer, and film producer. Throughout the 2000s, Renner appeared largely in independent films such as Dahmer (2002) and Neo Ned (2005). He also appeared in supporting roles in bigger films such as S.W.A.T. (2003) and 28 Weeks Later (2007). He then turned in a much-praised performance in The Town (2010), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He is best known for his roles in The Hurt Locker (2008) for which he received an Academy Award nomina
- -40 degrees F (-40 degrees C), Hawley Lake, Arizona (state record).
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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