Thursday 30 December 1971
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Thomas Strzalkowski in Krakow and Sylvester Wright.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Brand New Key by Melanie.
In UK Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill was in the top 5 hits.
Straw Dogs, directed by Sam Peckinpah, 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 El carruaje.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or Galaxy Game.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 30 December 1971 ?
- The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
- Philippines - Rizal Day
- Thomas Strzalkowski in Krakow: Poland; US fencer-sabre (Olympics-1996).
- Sylvester Wright: NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles).
- Scotty Lewis: WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Steve Hardin NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts: Rhein Fire).
- Ricardo Lopez Felipe: Spanish footballer.
- Long Island NHL franchise purchased (New York Islanders).
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Melanie - Brand New Key
- Don McLean - American Pie (Parts 1 and 2)
- Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
- Three Dog Night - An Old Fashioned Love Song
- Michael Jackson - Got To Be There
- The Chi-Lites - Have You Seen Her
- Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band - Scorpio
- Jonathan Edwards - Sunshine
- David Cassidy - Cherish
- Donny Osmond - Hey Girl
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