Wednesday 17 February 1971
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). 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.
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Which were the important events of 17 February 1971 ?
- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
- Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
- Saint Silvinus
- Roman Empire - Quirinalia in honor of Quirinus.
- Jeremy Edwards: British actor.
- SaRenna Lee: American pornographic actress.
- Sylvain Guillot: French jockey with 95 wins; winner of the ‘’Lauriers du plat’’ (Laurels of the flat).
- Stéphane Pétilleau: French cyclist forced to end his career in 2007 because of a heart problem (atrial fibrillation due to hypertrophy of the left atrium of the heart).
- Denise Richards: American actress.
- Martyn Bennett: Canadian-Scottish bagpipe player and composer (d. 2005)
- Teddy Hart: Actor (3 Men on a Horse), dies at 73.
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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