Sunday 9 May 1971
It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Joy To The World by Three Dog Night.
In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits.
10 Rillington Place, directed by Richard Fleischer, 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.
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Which were the important events of 9 May 1971 ?
- Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
- Our Lady of Flanders
- Saint Tudi
- Saint Pachomius (died 346)
- Saint Gerontius (died 501)
- Roman Empire ? Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).
- Jersey, Guernsey ? Liberation Day (commemorating the end of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II).
- Saint Carolina
- European Union ? Europe day, commemorating the "Schuman declaration".
- Jason Lee: English footballer and manager.
- Nicholas Ghesquière: French fashion designer, was creative director for the house of Balenciaga owned by the Gucci Group (Pinault-Printemps-Redoute).
- Edd China: Reality Star.
- Paul McGuigan: English bassist (Oasis).
- 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman and Jean Stapleton
- Sandra Haynie wins LPGA San Antonio Alamo Golf Open.
- Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42).
- Friends of Earth returns 1500 non-returnable bottles to Schweppes.
- Largest walk-in crowd (31,626) in Baltimore Orioles' history.
- In Los Angeles, California, the 23rd Annual Emmy Awards are presented, hosted by Johnny Carson.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Three Dog Night - Joy To The World
- Jackson 5 - Never Can Say Goodbye
- Ocean - Put Your Hand In The Hand
- Neil Diamond - I Am.. I Said
- Bread - If
- Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
- The Bells - Stay Awhile
- Aretha Franklin - Bridge Over Troubled Water
- Daddy Dewdrop - Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)
- Lobo - Me And You And A Dog Named Boo
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