Tuesday 16 March 1971
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of March people in US were listening to Me And Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin.
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 Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie 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 16 March 1971 ?
- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
- Rupert Sanders: Director.
- Alan Tudyk: American actor.
- Eric Ravotti: NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers).
- Brett Carolan: NFL tight end (San Francisco 49ers).
- KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) suspends broadcasting
- 13th Grammy Awards: "Bridge over Troubled Water", Carpenters win.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby McGee
- Tom Jones - She's A Lady
- The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
- The Osmonds - One Bad Apple
- Carpenters - For All We Know
- Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary
- The Partridge Family - Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted
- Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
- Sammi Smith - Help Me Make It Through The Night
- Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind
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