Thursday 21 October 1971
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to Maggie May by Rod Stewart.
In UK Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits.
Women in Cages, directed by Gerry de Leon, 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.
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Which were the important events of 21 October 1971 ?
- Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
- French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
- R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
- Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
- Also see October 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day of the Nacho ? celebrated in the United States and Mexico since the early 1990s.
- Diwali in India (2006)
- Paul Norman Telfer: Scottish footballer.
- Hal Duncan: Scottish author and poet.
- Jade Jagger: Paris, France -- Daughter of Mick and Bianca Jagger.
- Damien Martyn: Australian cricketer.
- Nick Oliveri: American singer-songwriter and bass player (Mondo Generator Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age).
- Conor O'Shea: Irish rugby player and coach
- Paul Telfer: Scottish footballer and coach
- Thomas Ulsrud: Norwegian curler
- Rebecca Lynn Gray: Indianapolis, Indiana -- Miss America - Indiana (1996)
- Shane Hannah: NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
- Raymond Hatton: Actor (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 84.
- To Live Another Summer opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 173 performances
- Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda
- William H Rehnquist and Lewis F Powell nominated to US Supreme Court by Nixon, following resignations of Justices Hugo Black and John Harlan
- US President Richard Nixon nominates Lewis F Powell and William H Rehnquist to US Supreme Court, following resignations of Justices Hugo Black and John Harlan.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rod Stewart - Maggie May
- Carpenters - Superstar
- The Osmonds - Yo-Yo
- Cher - Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves
- Joan Baez - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
- Lee Michaels - Do You Know What I Mean
- Donny Osmond - Go Away Little Girl
- Stampeders - Sweet City Woman
- Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
- Stevie Wonder - If You Really Love Me
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