Tuesday December 28, 1971
US date format: 12/28/1971, UK date format: 28/12/1971
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 28, 1971). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mariana Tosca and Juan Villegas.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Brand New Key by Melanie.
In UK Grandad by Clive Dunn was in the top 5 hits.
The Valachi Papers, directed by Terence Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while In The Shadow Of Man by Jane Goodall was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Galaxy Game or Computer Space.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 28, 1971?
- The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.
- Hasj falls from now on under (neath) the Opiumwet
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 28, 1971?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Melanie - Brand New Key
- Don McLean - American Pie (Parts 1 and 2)
- Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
- Three Dog Night - An Old Fashioned Love Song
- Michael Jackson - Got To Be There
- The Chi-Lites - Have You Seen Her
- Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band - Scorpio
- Jonathan Edwards - Sunshine
- David Cassidy - Cherish
- Donny Osmond - Hey Girl
Top #10 songs in the UK
- The New Seekers - I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
- Clive Dunn - Grandad
- Dave Edmunds - I Hear You Knocking
- Neil Reid - Mother Of Mine
- Benny Hill - Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)
- McGuinness Flint - When I'm Dead And Gone
- T Rex - Ride A White Swan
- Congregation - Softly Whispering I Love You
- T Rex - Jeepster
- The Jackson Five - I'll Be There
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?