Friday 17 December 1971
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Nikki McCray and Sari Kristiina Fisk.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone.
In UK Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill was in the top 5 hits.
Dirty Harry, directed by Don Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while The Day Of The Jackal by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The View from Daniel Pike.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or Galaxy Game.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 December 1971 ?
- Nikki McCray: Collierville, Tennessee -- Basketball guard (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Sari Kristiina Fisk: Ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics - 1998).
- Mark Byers: WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Tony Richardson: NFL fullback (Kansas City Chiefs).
- Carl Reeves: NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears).
- Alyson Habetz in Crowley: Louisiana, USA; female pitcher (Colorado Silver Bullets).
- Sinan Akkus: Turkish-German actor
- Antoine Rigaudeau: French basketball player, who won the Euroleague in 1997–98 and 2000–01 with Kinder Bologna. In 2001, before the European Championship, he retired from international basketball after 110 appearances with the French National Team, but he decided to come back for the 2005 European Championship where he won the bronze medal. He retired again after the tournament.
- Sinan Akkuş: Turkish-German actor and director
- Alan Khan: South African radio & TV presenter
- Diamonds are Forever premieres in US
- Cease fire between India and Pakistan in Kashmir
- Radio Bangladesh begins transmitting.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
- Melanie - Brand New Key
- The Chi-Lites - Have You Seen Her
- Three Dog Night - An Old Fashioned Love Song
- Michael Jackson - Got To Be There
- Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
- Bread - Baby I'm-A Want You
- Sonny & Cher - All I Ever Need Is You
- Don McLean - American Pie (Parts 1 and 2)
- David Cassidy - Cherish
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