Sunday 29 August 1971
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 August 1971 ?
- The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
- Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
- Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
- 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
- Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
- Martin Tankleff: American homicide; accused of murdering parents shortly before dawn on 9/07/1988 in their million-dollar home.
- Henry Blanco: Venezuelan baseball player and coach.
- Alex Griffin: English bass player (Ned's Atomic Dustbin).
- Carla Gugino: American actress.
- Dennis de Brown: Soccer player (Sparta).
- Nathan Leopold: American convicted murderer (Leopold and Loeb) (Born 1904).
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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
- Donny Osmond - Go Away Little Girl
- Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
- Aretha Franklin - Spanish Harlem
- John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
- The Undisputed Truth - Smiling Faces Sometimes
- Five Man Electrical Band - Signs
- Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Sweet Hitch-Hiker
- Three Dog Night - Liar
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