Thursday 26 August 1971
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jocelyn Borgella and Sharon Tina Jenkins.
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.
The Man Who Haunted Himself, directed by Basil Dearden, 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 Whistle Test.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or Star Trek.
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Which were the important events of 26 August 1971 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Jocelyn Borgella: NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions).
- Sharon Tina Jenkins: Auckland, New Zealand -- Badminton player (1996 Olympics).
- Thalia : World Music Singer.
- Thalía : Mexican-American singer-songwriter and actress (Timbiriche).
- Francesco Santoliquido: Composer, dies at 88.
- Dutch Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia
- The United States Congress declares August 26th as an annual Women's Equality Day.
- A civilian government takes power in Greece.
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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
- John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
- Five Man Electrical Band - Signs
- Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
- Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Sweet Hitch-Hiker
- Three Dog Night - Liar
- The Undisputed Truth - Smiling Faces Sometimes
- Aretha Franklin - Spanish Harlem
- Donny Osmond - Go Away Little Girl
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