Thursday 14 October 1971
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Derrick Rodgers and Frank Wycheck.
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 Galaxy Game or Star Trek.
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- Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
- World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
- RC Saints - Pope Callistus I
- World Organ Donation Day
- Derrick Rodgers: Linebacker (Miami Dolphins).
- Frank Wycheck: NFL tight end (Houston / Tennessee Oilers).
- Marc Foucan: French athlete who specialises in the 400 metres.
- Frédéric Guesdon: French road bicycle racer, who competed as a professional between 1995 and 2012, most notably for UCI ProTeam FDJ-BigMat, spending 16 years of his career with the team.
- Alexandra Lamy: French actress, married in 2009 Jean Dujardin (separated in 2013).
- Jorge Costa: Portuguese footballer and manager
- Robert Jaworski: Jr. Filipino basketball player and politician
- 2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances
- John andYoko appear on Dick Cavett Show
- Two killed in Memphis, Tennessee racial disturbances.
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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