Sunday July 04, 1971, US Independence Day
US date format: 7/4/1971, UK date format: 4/7/1971
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 4, 1971). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Brendan Donnelly and Gilles Boyer.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to It's Too Late by Carole King.
In UK Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep by Middle Of The Road was in the top 5 hits.
Two-Lane Blacktop, directed by Monte Hellman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Quentin Durward.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or The Oregon Trail.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of July 04, 1971?
- Filipino-American Friendship Day
- In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
- United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
- Michael S. Hart posts the first e-book, a copy of the United States Declaration of Independence, on the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign's mainframe computer, the origin of Project Gutenberg..
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 04, 1971?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Carole King - It's Too Late
- The Raiders - Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian)
- Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose - Treat Her Like A Lady
- Carpenters - Rainy Days And Mondays
- Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds - Don't Pull Your Love
- The Honey Cone - Want Ads
- The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
- James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
- Jerry Reed - When You're Hot, You're Hot
- Ringo Starr - It Don't Come Easy
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
- Gladys Knight And The Pips - I Don't Want To Do Wrong
- Wilson Pickett - Don't Knock My Love - Pt. 1
- Aretha Franklin - BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
- The 8th Day - She's Not Just Another Woman
- Freda Payne - Bring The Boys Home
- James Brown - Escape-ism (Part 1)
- Isaac Hayes - Never Can Say Goodbye
- The Stylistics - Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)
- The Honey Cone - Want Ads
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next July 04If July 04, 1971 is your birthday you're 49 years, 2 months, 19 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 11 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?