Wednesday 27 October 1971
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Theodoros Zagorakis and Liz Pagano.
In UK Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart was in the top 5 hits.
Maid in Sweden, directed by Floch Johnson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while Message From Malaga by Helen MacInnes was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Bandeira 2.
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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- St. Namatius
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
- Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- St. Desiderius
- R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
- St. Vincent, Sabina, & Christeta
- St. Capitolina
- St. Odhran
- St. Elesbaan
- St. Florentius
- St. Frumentius, the saint who introduced Christianity into Ethiopia.
- St. Gaudiosus
- St. Abban of Murnevin
- Theodoros Zagorakis: Greek footballer and politician.
- Liz Pagano: Seattle, Washington -- WPVA volleyballer (National-13th - 1994).
- Matt Brown: WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals).
- Mike Ricci: Scarborough, Ontario -- NHL center (Colorado Avalanche).
- Zaddick X Longenbach: Greenwalds, Pennsylvania -- Fencer-foil (1996 Olympics).
- Jade Arcade: American comics artist and writer.
- Stefano Guidoni: Italian footballer.
- Jorge Soto: Peruvian footballer.
- Steve Garvey weds Cynthia Truhan
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo is renamed Zaire.
- The British House of Commons votes 356–244 in favour of joining the European Economic Community.
- The United Kingdom becomes the 6th nation to launch a satellite into orbit, the Prospero X-3, using a Black Arrow carrier rocket.
- The Egyptian Opera House (Khedivial Opera House) burns down in Cairo.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Cher - Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves
- Rod Stewart - Maggie May
- The Osmonds - Yo-Yo
- Carpenters - Superstar
- Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
- John Lennon - Imagine
- Lee Michaels - Do You Know What I Mean
- Joan Baez - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
- Cat Stevens - Peace Train
- The Free Movement - I've Found Someone Of My Own
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