Friday 31 December 1971, NewYear’s Eve
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 December 1971 ?
- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
- Erin Warren in Winchester: Massachusetts, USA; luger (Olympics-1994).
- Heath Shuler NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins: New Orleans Saints).
- Ricardo Lopez Felipe: Spanish footballer.
- Brent Barry: American basketball player, a guard for the Seattle Supersonics.
- Esteban Loaiza: Mexican Major League Baseball player.
- KAID TV channel 4 in Boise, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
- Lieutenant General Robert E Cushman, Jr, US Marine Corp, ends term as deputy director of US Central Intelligence Agency.
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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