Thursday 29 July 1971
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jayne Fenner and Johnny Ruffin.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to You've Got A Friend by James Taylor.
In UK Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep by Middle Of The Road was in the top 5 hits.
Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, 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 The Guardians.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Game or The Oregon Trail.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 July 1971 ?
- Jayne Fenner: Four Marks, England -- US sailing (1992 Olympics).
- Johnny Ruffin: Butler, Alabama -- Pitcher (Cin Reds).
- Monica Calhoun: American actress.
- Bryan Dattilo: Kankakee, Illinois -- Actor (California Dreaming, Days of Our Lives).
- Lisa Ekdahl: Swedish singer and songwriter.
- Andrea Philipp: German sprinter
- The United Kingdom opts out of the Space Race, with the cancellation of its Black Arrow launch vehicle.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
- The Raiders - Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian)
- Carole King - It's Too Late
- Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
- Tommy James - Draggin' The Line
- Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
- Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds - Don't Pull Your Love
- John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
- The Grass Roots - Sooner Or Later
- What The World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham Martin And John (Medley) - Tom Clay
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