Sunday 12 December 1971
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Becky Sunshine [Rebekah Jayne Hunter] and Toni Hodgkinson in Auckland.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone.
In UK Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill was in the top 5 hits.
A Clockwork Orange, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The View from Daniel Pike.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Game or The Oregon Trail.
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Which were the important events of 12 December 1971 ?
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mas�'il (Questions) - First day of the 15th month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Also see December 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Kenya - Jamhuri Day: Independence Day (from Britain, 1963)
- Becky Sunshine [Rebekah Jayne Hunter]: Arkansas, United States -- Miss Nude California (1993).
- Toni Hodgkinson in Auckland: New Zealand; 800 metre (Olympics-1996).
- John Sacca: WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals).
- Tito Wooten: NFL safety (New York Giants).
- Sammy Korir: Kenyan runner.
- Frank Wolff: Actor (Erotic Illusion, Last Gun), suicide at 43.
- John A Emmens: Art Historian / Poet (Dog of Pavlov), dies at 47.
- Jack Barnhill: Northern Ireland senator, assassinated.
- David Sarnoff: Russian-born American TV executive with RCA from 1919 and served as president from 1930.
- Yechezkel Kutscher: Slovakian-born Israeli philologist and Hebrew linguist (d. 1971).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
- Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
- The Chi-Lites - Have You Seen Her
- Michael Jackson - Got To Be There
- Three Dog Night - An Old Fashioned Love Song
- Bread - Baby I'm-A Want You
- Cher - Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves
- Sonny & Cher - All I Ever Need Is You
- Melanie - Brand New Key
- Les Crane - Desiderata
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