Wednesday 24 November 1971
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tony Cline and Lola Glaudini.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Theme From Shaft by Isaac Hayes.
In UK Coz I Luv You by Slade was in the top 5 hits.
Women in Revolt, directed by Paul Morrissey, 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.
On TV people were watching The View from Daniel Pike.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or Star Trek.
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- Roman festivals - in the Byzantine empire the Brumalia (a wine festival) were celebrated from this day until the winter solstice
- R.C. Saints - Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese martyrs
- Also see November 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Feast Day of St. Colman - Cobh, Ireland
- Teacher's Day in Turkey
- Tony Cline: NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills).
- Lola Glaudini: TV Actress.
- Brandon Molale: American actor and stuntman.
- Cosmas Ndeti: three-time Boston Marathon winner.
- Keith Primeau: Toronto, Ontario -- NHL forward (Carolina, Detroit).
- Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year
- Dan DB Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000
- Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison in New Jersey.
- Dan "DB" Cooper parachutes from a Northwest Airlines 727 jet aircraft over Washington State, USA with US$200,000 ransom money, never to be seen again.
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