Friday 26 February 1971
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Rick Lyle and Helene Segara.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to One Bad Apple by The Osmonds.
In UK My Sweet Lord by George Harrison was in the top 5 hits.
Get Carter, directed by Mike Hodges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Rock Masters: Neil Young in Concert.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or The Oregon Trail.
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Which were the important events of 26 February 1971 ?
- Bah�'f Faith - February 26, Day 1 of Ayy�m-i-H� (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bah�'f calendar devoted to service and gift giving.
- Blessed Edigna
- Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
- Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
- Saint Victor
- Saint Alexander of Alexandria
- Saint Nestor (died 251)
- Liberation Day in Kuwait (1991).
- Nation of Islam - Savior's Day - commemoration of the birthdate of Wallace Fard Muhammad, believed to be Allah in human form, the saviour of the black race.
- Rick Lyle: Defensive end / defensive tackle (NY Jets).
- Helene Segara: French singer.
- Romane Serda: French singer of Spanish descent, she was married to Renaud (divorced in 2011).
- Hélène Ségara: French singer born of an Italian father and Armenian mother, she sings in French, Spanish, Italian and English Helene has been singing since she was 15; at age 22 she took off for Paris to make her mark.
- Erykah Badu: American singer.
- Max Martin: Swedish-American singer-songwriter and producer (It's Alive)
- Fernandel [Contandin]: French actor (Death of Champion), dies at 67.
- Joseph Berg: Composer, dies at 43.
- Joseph Desire Fernandel: Comedian, dies of cancer at 67.
- Tullio Carminati: Actor (Roman Holiday, Moulin Rouge), dies at 76.
- Fernandel : French actor and mime comedian with a long, sorrowful, equine face and a radiant and toothy smile.
- U.N. Secretary General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Osmonds - One Bad Apple
- Jackson 5 - Mama's Pearl
- Dawn - Knock Three Times
- Lynn Anderson - Rose Garden
- Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind
- Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knocking
- Wadsworth Mansion - Sweet Mary
- Jerry Reed - Amos Moses
- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Mr. Bojangles
- Janis Joplin - Me And Bobby McGee
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