Saturday 7 August 1971
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Chris T Jones and Kevin Gaines.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by Bee Gees.
In UK I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross was in the top 5 hits.
Deep End, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, 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 The Guardians.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Game or Star Trek.
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Which were the important events of 7 August 1971 ?
- Chris T Jones: NFL tackle / wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles).
- Kevin Gaines: WLAF DB (London Monarchs).
- Dominic Cork: England cricketer and sportscaster.
- Sydney Penny: Actress (Danni-New Gidget, Thorn Birds, All My Children).
- Rachel York: American actress and singer.
- Apollo 15 returns to Earth.
- India signs a 20-year treaty of friendship and cooperation with the Soviet Union.
- Internment in Northern Ireland: British security forces arrest hundreds of nationalists and detain them without trial in Long Kesh prison 20 people die in the riots that follow.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
- The Raiders - Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian)
- James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
- Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
- Tommy James - Draggin' The Line
- John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
- Carole King - It's Too Late
- Chicago - Beginnings
- What The World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham Martin And John (Medley) - Tom Clay
- Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
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