Friday 31 December 1971
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..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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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.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Don McLean - American Pie (Parts 1 and 2)
- Jonathan Edwards - Sunshine
- Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band - Scorpio
- Donny Osmond - Hey Girl
- Melanie - Brand New Key
- Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
- The Chi-Lites - Have You Seen Her
- Three Dog Night - An Old Fashioned Love Song
- Michael Jackson - Got To Be There
- David Cassidy - Cherish
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CD and DVD Birthday Cards
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 31 December 1971 and get them!
What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?