Sunday 24 January 1971
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Joe Panos and John Reece.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Knock Three Times by Dawn.
In UK Grandad by Clive Dunn was in the top 5 hits.
Vanishing Point, directed by Richard C. Sarafian, 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.
On TV people were watching Dave Allen at Large.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Game or Star Trek.
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Which were the important events of 24 January 1971 ?
- Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
- Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
- Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
- Joe Panos: NFL guard / center (Philadelphia Eagles).
- John Reece: WLAF / NFL cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals, Dallas Cowboys).
- Tonya Crowe in Long Beach: California, USA; actress (Olivia - Knots Landing).
- Saalman Raelyn in Fostoria: Ohio, USA; actress (Attack of 60-foot Centerfold).
- Andrea Mackris: American television producer.
- Bill W: American activist co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1971).
- NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-6 (first Pro Bowl after NFL-AFL merger).
- The Guinean government sentences to death 92 Guineans who helped Portuguese troops in the failed landing attempts in November 1970 72 are sentenced to hard labor for life 58 of the sentenced are hanged the next day.
- In Uganda, Idi Amin deposes Milton Obote in a coup, and becomes president.
- In Los Angeles, Charles Manson and three female ampquotFamilyampquot members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders.
- Himachal Pradesh becomes the 18th Indian state.
- ''Intelsat IV'' (F2) is launched it enters commercial service over the Atlantic Ocean March 26.
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