Tuesday 6 April 1971
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tom Sorensen in Racine and Vivian Y Herding in Albuquerque.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) by The Temptations.
In UK Hot Love by T Rex was in the top 5 hits.
Summer of '42, directed by Robert Mulligan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while The Passions Of The Mind by Irving Stone was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Return of Ultraman.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Oregon Trail or Star Trek.
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Which were the important events of 6 April 1971 ?
- Saint Isolde
- Tartan Day, a day set aside for the celebration of Scottish influence.
- The date of organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the start of the Restoration Movement by Joseph Smith Junior. Also the date on which this church believes Jesus Christ was born.
- In Thailand, April 6th marks Chakri Day - a day to commemorate King Rama I, founder of the Chakri dynasty.
- Saint Balderik
- Saint Marcellinus of Carthage (d.413)
- St. Sixtus
- Saint Wineboud
- Blessed Notker
- The start of the tax year in the United Kingdom (arising from the 11 day correction to March 25 at the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752).
- Tom Sorensen in Racine: Wisconsin, USA; volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-1996).
- Vivian Y Herding in Albuquerque: New Mexico, USA; Miss New Mexico-America (1996).
- Tamara Henry: Miss Arkansas-USA (1997).
- Lou Merloni: American baseball player and radio host.
- Sanjay Suri: Indian actor and producer.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
- Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
- Three Dog Night - Joy To The World
- Tom Jones - She's A Lady
- Carpenters - For All We Know
- Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby McGee
- The Partridge Family - Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted
- Paul McCartney - Another Day
- Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary
- Brewer & Shipley - One Toke Over The Line
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