Wednesday 3 February 1971
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Sarah Kane and Vincent Elbaz.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Knock Three Times by Dawn.
In UK My Sweet Lord by George Harrison was in the top 5 hits.
Get Carter, directed by Mike Hodges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while Islands In The Stream by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Dave Allen at Large.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or Star Trek.
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- Saints Berlindis, Celsa and Nona.
- Japan - the festival of Setsubun before spring.
- United States - Four Chaplains Day.
- Saint Blaise, Catholics visit churches to have their throats blessed.
- Saint Ansgar, patron saint of Denmark
- Mozambique - Heroes' Day.
- Saint Werburgh
- Saint Hadelin (+690)
- Sarah Kane: English playwright (d. 1999).
- Vincent Elbaz: French actor.
- Elisa Donovan: American actress.
- Jayne Middlemiss
- Marcus Buckley: NFL linebacker (New York Giants).
- Rockwilder: American hip-hop/R&B producer.
- Hong Seok-cheon: South Korean actor.
- Eric Owens in Danville: Virginia, USA; outfielder (Cincinnati Reds).
- Sean Dawkins: NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts).
- Roman Cechmanek: NHL goaltender (Team Czechoslovakia Olympics-gold-1998).
- KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast
- New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption. Many believe the incident proves that NYPD officers tried to kill him.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Dawn - Knock Three Times
- The Osmonds - One Bad Apple
- George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
- Bee Gees - Lonely Days
- Lynn Anderson - Rose Garden
- Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knocking
- King Floyd - Groove Me
- Elton John - Your Song
- The 5th Dimension - One Less Bell To Answer
- Gladys Knight & The Pips - If I Were Your Woman
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