Saturday 10 July 1971
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Brent Alexander and Orlando Jordan.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to It's Too Late by Carole King.
In UK Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep by Middle Of The Road was in the top 5 hits.
The Devils, directed by Ken Russell, 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 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 10 July 1971 ?
- Mauritania - Armed Forces Day
- Bahamas - Independence Day
- Silence Day - celebrated by followers of Meher Baba
- Ancient Latvia - Septinu Bralu Diena observed
- Brent Alexander: NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals).
- Orlando Jordan: American wrestler.
- Adam Foote: Toronto, Ontario -- NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche, Team Canada).
- Gregory Goodridge: Barbadian footballer and coach.
- 100th British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 278 at Royal Birkdale
- Failed attempt on King Hassan II Shirat Morocco, 101 killed
- Hassan II of Morocco survives an attempted coup d'etat, which lasts until June 11.
- July 11 ampndash Coup attempt in Morocco: 1,400 cadets take over the king's palace for 3 hours and kill 28 people 158 rebels die when the king's troops storm the palace. Ten high-ranking officers are later executed for involvement.
- Gloria Steinem holds her Address to the Women of America speech.
- Ólafur Jóhannesson forms a government in Iceland.
- Jordanian army troops launch an offensive against Palestinian guerillas in Jordan.
- The Yugoslavian government begins allowing foreign companies to take their profits from the country.
- Paced by a prodigious home run by Reggie Jackson which hits a transformer on the roof of Tiger Stadium, the American League defeats the National League 6-4 in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Detroit.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Carole King - It's Too Late
- The Raiders - Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian)
- Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose - Treat Her Like A Lady
- Carpenters - Rainy Days And Mondays
- Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds - Don't Pull Your Love
- James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
- Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
- The Honey Cone - Want Ads
- Jerry Reed - When You're Hot, You're Hot
- Carly Simon - That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be
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