Thursday 23 September 1971
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Marcel Boudesteyn and Osamu Nishimura.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to Maggie May by Rod Stewart.
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 Vetenskapens Värld.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or Star Trek.
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- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Adomnan of Iona, Saint Constantius, Saint Thecla.
- French Republican Calendar - Safran (Saffron) Day, second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Saudi Arabia - National Day (unification 1932)
- Japanese Autumnal equinox Day (????/Sh?bun no hi)
- Celebrate Bisexuality Day - September 23rd of every year is designated as Celebrate Bisexuality Day and celebrated by members of the bisexual community and their allies worldwide. Observed annually since 1999.
- Also see September 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In ancient Latvia, the second day of Mikeli
- Astrology: Usually the first day of sun sign Libra in the tropical zodiac.
- Traditional New Year's Day in Constantinople and Eastern Orthodox churches ? because of the birthday of August, not because of the equinox.
- Marcel Boudesteyn: Soccer player (Excelsior / FC Groningen).
- Osamu Nishimura: Wrestler (NJPW).
- Taunya Harris: Miss USA-New Mexico (1997).
- Willie Greene: Milledgville, Georgia -- Infielder (Cin Reds).
- Eric Montross: American basketball player: center, 76ers.
- Moin Khan: Pakistani cricketer and coach
- Ingebrigt Flaten: Norwegian bassist and composer (Atomic and The Thing)
- Kenji Matsuda: Japanese actor
- Lee Mi-yeon: South Korean actress
- John Vermeers painting The liefdesbrief stolen
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Rod Stewart - Maggie May
- Donny Osmond - Go Away Little Girl
- Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
- Joan Baez - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
- Aretha Franklin - Spanish Harlem
- Paul & Linda McCartney - Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
- The Undisputed Truth - Smiling Faces Sometimes
- Carpenters - Superstar
- Dramatics - Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
- Rare Earth - I Just Want To Celebrate
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