Tuesday 16 February 1971
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Marco Sas and Shivanthini Dharmasiri.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to One Bad Apple by The Osmonds.
In UK My Sweet Lord by George Harrison was in the top 5 hits.
Get Carter, directed by Mike Hodges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while Islands In The Stream by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rock Masters: Neil Young in Concert.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Game or The Oregon Trail.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 16 February 1971 ?
- Saint Juliana
- Saint Lucilla
- Remembrance of Lambertus
- Saint Jeremias
- Saints Daniel, Samuel and Elias
- Kyoto Protocol Day (2005)
- Lithuania - Independence Day (1918)
- Marco Sas: Dutch soccer player (NAC).
- Shivanthini Dharmasiri: Miss Universe - Sri Lanka (1996).
- Anthony Abrams: NFL defensive tackle (Kansas City Chiefs).
- Larry Jones: NFL running back (Washington Redskins).
- Chi Kredell in Long Beach: California, USA; water polo driver (Olympics-1996).
- Mike Hubbard in Lynchburg: Virginia; catcher (Chicago Cubs).
- Van Tuinei: defensive end (San Diego Chargers).
- Amanda Holden: British actress
- In Italy, a local parliament elects the city of Catanzaro as the capital of Calabria residents of Reggio di Calabria riot for 5 days because of the decision.
- Fifty tornadoes rage in Mississippi, killing 74 people.
- The U.S. Emergency Broadcast System sends an erroneous warning many radio stations just ignore it.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Osmonds - One Bad Apple
- Dawn - Knock Three Times
- Lynn Anderson - Rose Garden
- Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knocking
- Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind
- Jackson 5 - Mama's Pearl
- King Floyd - Groove Me
- Wadsworth Mansion - Sweet Mary
- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Mr. Bojangles
- Bee Gees - Lonely Days
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