Saturday 18 September 1971
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Kate Starre and Oleg Ladik.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond.
In UK Hey Girl Don't Bother Me by The Tams was in the top 5 hits.
The Man Who Haunted Himself, directed by Basil Dearden, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Boy from Space.
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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- Also see September 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Chile - Independence Day (first junta 1810)
- RC Saints - Feast day of St Joseph of Cupertino and Methodius of Olympus
- In ancient Greece, the fifth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
- Kate Starre: Armadale, Australia -- Field hockey utility (1996 Olympics).
- Oleg Ladik: Kiev, Ukraine -- Canadian 100 kg freestyle wrestler (1996 Olympics).
- Ron Childs: NFL linebacker (NO Saints).
- Jada Pinkett Smith: American model and actress.
- Michael Patrick Walker: American composer and lyricist.
- Lance Armstrong: American former pro road racing cyclist, who won the Tour de France seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005, but was stripped of those victories in 2012 after a protracted doping scandal.
- Jada Smith: Movie Actress
- Anna Netrebko: Russian-Austrian soprano and actress
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Donny Osmond - Go Away Little Girl
- Aretha Franklin - Spanish Harlem
- Rod Stewart - Maggie May
- Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
- Paul & Linda McCartney - Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
- The Undisputed Truth - Smiling Faces Sometimes
- Rare Earth - I Just Want To Celebrate
- Joan Baez - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
- Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
- Dramatics - Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
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