Wednesday 18 August 1971
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees.
In UK I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits.
Deep End, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 18 August 1971 ?
- RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
- Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
- Jonathan David Winter: Wellington, New Zealand -- 100m backstroker (1996 Olympics).
- Kevin Bouie: NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles, Ariz Cardinals).
- Mindy Czuleger: Inglewood, California -- WPVA volleyballer (Myrtle Bch-17th - 1994).
- Trey Ames: Canton, Ohio -- Actor (David-A Year in the Life).
- Richard D James: Irish musician (Aphex Twin).
- Trey Ames in Canton: Ohio, USA; actor (David - A Year in the Life).
- Tom Middleton: English DJ and producer (Global Communication)
- Aphex Twin: Irish-English DJ and producer (Universal Indicator)
- Jacob Vargas: Mexican-American actor and producer
- Vietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
- Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
- John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
- Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
- James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Sweet Hitch-Hiker
- Chicago - Beginnings
- Five Man Electrical Band - Signs
- Tommy James - Draggin' The Line
- Three Dog Night - Liar
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