Wednesday 13 October 1971
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Irv Smith and Jay Williams.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Maggie May by Rod Stewart.
In UK Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits.
Women in Cages, directed by Gerry de Leon, 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 Vetenskapens Värld.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Oregon Trail or Star Trek.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 13 October 1971 ?
- RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
- Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
- French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
- Irv Smith: NFL tight end (NO Saints).
- Jay Williams: Defensive end (St. Louis Rams).
- Sacha Baron Cohen: English comedian.
- Sacha Cohen: Movie Actor.
- Billy Bush: American television and radio host.
- Pyrros Dimas: Albanian-Greek weightlifter and politician
- Hitesh Modi: Kenyan cricketer
- Kira Reed: American actress and producer and screenwriter
- Luis Tosar: Spanish actor singer and producer
- Stafford Smythe: Canadian hockey executive (d. 1971).
- 1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3)
- WTZH TV channel 24 in Meridian, MS (CBS) suspends broadcasting
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rod Stewart - Maggie May
- Carpenters - Superstar
- The Osmonds - Yo-Yo
- Joan Baez - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
- Donny Osmond - Go Away Little Girl
- Lee Michaels - Do You Know What I Mean
- Paul & Linda McCartney - Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
- Stevie Wonder - If You Really Love Me
- Stampeders - Sweet City Woman
- Cher - Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves
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