Thursday 19 August 1971
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Grégory Wimbée and Mary Joe Fernandez.
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 Gift Horse by Hildegard Knef was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Hei-Wi-Tip-Top.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Game or Star Trek.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- Mary Joe Fernandez
- Grégory Wimbée
- Tricia Ann Luedtke in Oostburg: Wisconsin, USA; Miss Wisconsin-America-1991.
- Mary Jo Fernandez: Tennis player.
- Joao Vieira Pinto: Portuguese football player.
- Michael Cleveland: American homicide victim, found shot to death on August 25, 2000 in an alley behind his home of a siingle gunshot to the chest.
- Mary Fernandez: Dominican tennis player: WTA Tour.
- Mary Fernández: Dominican-American tennis player and coach.
- João Pinto: Portuguese footballer.
- Walther Victor: Writer.
- August 22 ampndash A right-wing coup ignites a rebellion in Bolivia. Miners and students join troops to support president Juan Jose Torres, but eventually Hugo Banzer takes over.
- International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (Intelsat) (effective 12 February 1973).
- The USS Manatee (AO-58) spills of fuel oil on President Nixon's Western White House beach in San Clemente, California.
- The first orca to be named, Shamu, dies.
- A bomb made of two hand grenades by communist rebels explodes in the Liberal Party campaign party in Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila the Philippines, injuring several anti-Marcos political candidates.
- Border clashes occur between Tanzania and Uganda.
- Bangladesh and eastern Bengal are flooded thousands flee the area.
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
- Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
- John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
- Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
- James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Sweet Hitch-Hiker
- Chicago - Beginnings
- Five Man Electrical Band - Signs
- Tommy James - Draggin' The Line
- Three Dog Night - Liar
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