Thursday 8 April 1971
It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Edward Fryatt in Rochdale and Marc Peers in Edmonton.
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 Omer Pacha.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or Galaxy Game.
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Which were the important events of 8 April 1971 ?
- Saint Constance
- Buddha's Birthday in Japan
- Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
- Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
- Edward Fryatt in Rochdale: England; Nike golfer (1994 NCAA West Regional).
- Marc Peers in Edmonton: Alberta, Canada; tornado yachter (Olympics-1996).
- 1st legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York)
- First legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York).
- In Wethersfield, Connecticut, USA a house is struck by a falling meteorite.
- A right-wing coup attempt is exposed in Laos.
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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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