Tuesday November 23, 1971
US date format: 11/23/1971, UK date format: 23/11/1971
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on November 23, 1971). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Ashraf Amaya and Chris Hardwick.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to Theme From Shaft by Isaac Hayes.
In UK Coz I Luv You by Slade was in the top 5 hits.
Macbeth, directed by Roman Polanski, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Persuaders!.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or Galaxy Game.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of November 23, 1971?
- Slovenia - Rudolf Maister Day
- Japan - Kinro kansha no hi (Labour Thanksgiving Day)
- Georgia - St George's Day
- R.C. Saints - Pope Clement I, Saint Columban
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- Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement
- Representatives of the People's Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time.
- During a severe thunderstorm over Washington, a man calling himself D. B. Cooper parachutes from the Northwest Orient Airlines plane he hijacked, with US$200,000 in ransom money, and is never seen again (as of March 2008, this case remains the only unsolved skyjacking in history).
- A Brussels court sentences pretender Alexis Brimeyer to 18 months in jail for falsely using a noble title Brimeyer has already fled to Greece.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 23, 1971?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- The Chi-lites - Have You Seen Her
- Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
- Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
- The Staple Singers - Respect Yourself
- Michael Jackson - Got To Be There
- Donnie Elbert - Where Did Our Love Go
- Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
- The Temptations - Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)
- Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band - Scorpio
- Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next November 23If November 23, 1971 is your birthday you're 48 years, 8 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 14 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?