Saturday 17 July 1971
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Calbert Cheaney and Daniel Kunce.
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.
The Devils, directed by Ken Russell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while The European Discovery Of America by Samuel Eliot Morison was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Guardians.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or The Oregon Trail.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
- Feast Day of St Cynllo
- Iraq - Ba'ath Revolution Day
- Calbert Cheaney: American basketball player: guard/forward, Wizards.
- Daniel Kunce: Sumperk, Germany -- Hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998).
- Pietro Maso: Italian homicide; a teenage boy who, on 4/17/1991, along with three pals, waited at home for his parents to return from church, when he beat them to death simulating a robbery.
- Cory Doctorow: Canadian author and activist.
- Nico Mattan: Belgian cyclist.
- Cliff Edwards "Ukulele Ike": singer (54th Street Revue), dies at age 76.
- Kathy Whitworth / Judy Kimball wins LPGA Four-Ball Golf Championship
- Italy and Austria sign a treaty that ends the schism about South Tyrol.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Carole King - It's Too Late
- The Raiders - Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian)
- James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
- Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds - Don't Pull Your Love
- Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose - Treat Her Like A Lady
- Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
- Carpenters - Rainy Days And Mondays
- Tommy James - Draggin' The Line
- Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
- Carly Simon - That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be
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