Monday 29 March 1971
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ryan Mark Lambert in Cleveland and Lennart van Reen.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) by The Temptations.
In UK Baby Jump by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits.
The Beguiled, directed by Donald Siegel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while The Throne Of Saturn by Allen Drury was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Return of Ultraman.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or The Oregon Trail.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 29 March 1971 ?
- St. Bertold (d.1179)
- Blessed Hugo (d.1239)
- St. Ludolf of Ratzeburg (d.1250)
- St. Eustace
- Memorial day and commemoration of the 1947 revolt against French colonisation in Madagascar
- Youth Day in Taiwan
- Festival of Ishtar.
- St. Jonas (d. 327)
- Ryan Mark Lambert in Cleveland: Ohio, USA; actor/singer (Kids Incorporated, Freeze Frame).
- Lennart van Reen: son of author Ton van Reen and publisher Corrie Zelen.
- Alexandre Brasseur: French stage and film actor, son of Claude and grandson of Pierre Brasseur.
- Robert Gibbs: American White House (Jan.
- Lara Logan: South-African journalist and reporter.
- Hidetoshi Nishijima: Japanese actor
- Dhirendranath Datta: Pakistani lawyer and politician (d. 1971).
- 1st Lt William L Calley Jr found guilty in My Lai (Vietnam) massacre
- Royal Albert Hall opens
- WSVN (now WSBN) TV channel 47 in Norton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
- Chile President Salvadore Allende nationalizes banks/copper mines.
- American First Lieutenant William L Calley Jr found guilty in My Lai (Vietnam) massacre.
- Development of a serum hepatitis vaccine for children announced.
- A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.
- My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
- Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby McGee
- Carpenters - For All We Know
- Tom Jones - She's A Lady
- Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
- Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary
- The Partridge Family - Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted
- Sammi Smith - Help Me Make It Through The Night
- Andy Williams - (Where Do I Begin) Love Story
- Paul McCartney - Another Day
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