Friday 12 March 1971
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of March people in US were listening to One Bad Apple by The Osmonds.
In UK Baby Jump by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits.
The Andromeda Strain, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 12 March 1971 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Gregoru Diena observed.
- Flag Day in Venezuela.
- "National Day" of the Republic of Jamtland
- Sweden - Namesday of Crown Princess Victoria, an Official Flag Day.
- Mauritius - National Day.
- St. Justina
- St. Jozefina
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast day of: St. Theophanes the Confessor
- Arbor Day in China.
- St. Maximilian
- Raul Mondesi in San Cristobal: Dominican Republic; outfielder (Los Angeles Dodgers).
- Greg Hansell in Bellflower: California, USA; pitcher (Minnesota Twins).
- Isaiah Rider NBA guard/forward (Minnesota Timberwolves: Portland Trail Blazers).
- Tony Eveready: American adult film actor.
- Max Cortés: Spanish porn actor and director.
- Syrian premier Hafez Assad elected President.
- Turkish Government of Demirel forced to resign by Army.
- Actor David Burns dies onstage of a heart attack at age 70 during a performance of 70 Girls 70 in Philadelphia.
- The March 12 Memorandum is sent to the Demirel government of Turkey and the government resigns.
- Hafez al-Assad becomes president of Syria.
- March 13 ampndash The Allman Brothers Band plays their legendary concert at the Fillmore East.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Osmonds - One Bad Apple
- Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby McGee
- Carpenters - For All We Know
- The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
- Tom Jones - She's A Lady
- Jackson 5 - Mama's Pearl
- Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain
- The Partridge Family - Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted
- Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind
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