Sunday 8 August 1971
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include John Raposo and Marcello Simmons.
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 Computer Space or Galaxy Game.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 August 1971 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- John Raposo: CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts).
- Marcello Simmons: CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts).
- Steve Hinton: Australian baseball infielder (1996 Olympics).
- Sky Dayton: American entrepreneur, founder of Earthlink.
- Johnny Balentina: Dutch baseball player.
- Freddie Spencer Chapman: British army officer (Born 1907).
- Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
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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