Monday 9 August 1971
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Alan Allen and Nikki Schieler.
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 Galaxy Game or Star Trek.
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Which were the important events of 9 August 1971 ?
- St. Nathy (or David)
- Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
- St. Fedlimid/Felimy
- St. Romanus Ostiarius
- St. Edith Stein
- Singapore: National Day
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Jean Vianney
- Alan Allen: NFL / WLAF wide receiver (NY Jets, London Monarchs).
- Nikki Schieler: Norwalk, California -- Playmate (Sep, 1997).
- Scott Karl: Fontana, California -- Pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers).
- Davide Rebellin: Italian champion cyclist.
- Mack 10: American rapper and actor (Westside Connection).
- James Kim: American television personality (Born 1971)
- Mark Povinelli: American actor and stuntman
- Nikki Ziering: American model and actress
- The Troubles: The British security forces in Northern Ireland launch Operation Demetrius. Hundreds of people are arrested and interned, thousands are displaced, and twenty are killed in the violence that follows.
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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
- Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
- John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
- Tommy James - Draggin' The Line
- James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
- The Raiders - Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian)
- Chicago - Beginnings
- What The World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham Martin And John (Medley) - Tom Clay
- Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
- Five Man Electrical Band - Signs
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