Saturday 28 August 1971
It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Raul Marquez and Emmanuel Ostian.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees.
In UK I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross 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 Whistle Test.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Oregon Trail or Star Trek.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 28 August 1971 ?
- Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
- Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
- Raul Marquez: Mexico -- US boxer (1992 Olympics).
- Emmanuel Ostian: French television producer, known for "Rêves parties" (2014) and "Le grand journal de Canal+" (2004).
- Shane Andrews: Dallas, Texas -- Infielder (Montreal Expos).
- Todd Eldredge: Chatham, Massachusetts -- Figure skater (1997 National Sr Champ).
- Janet Evans: US swimmer (Olympics-1992).
- Raúl Márquez: Mexican-American boxer and sportscaster
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
- John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
- Five Man Electrical Band - Signs
- Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
- Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Sweet Hitch-Hiker
- Three Dog Night - Liar
- The Undisputed Truth - Smiling Faces Sometimes
- Aretha Franklin - Spanish Harlem
- Donny Osmond - Go Away Little Girl
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