Wednesday 28 July 1971
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and DJ Gusto.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to You've Got A Friend by James Taylor.
In UK Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep by Middle Of The Road was in the top 5 hits.
Johnny Got His Gun, directed by Dalton Trumbo, 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 The Guardians.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or The Oregon Trail.
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- St. Celsus
- St. Victor
- St. Innocent
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Nazarius
- San Marino - Fall of the Fascist Government
- Peru - Independence Day
- Faroe Islands - �lavs�ka Eve
- Canada - Commemoration of the deportation of the Acadians
- St. Sampson (a bishop)
- Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
- DJ Gusto
- Billy Sawilchik
- Annie Perreault: Canadian short-track speed skater.
- Larry Kennedy: WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire).
- Stephen Lynch: American comedian and singer-songwriter.
- Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi : Iraqi leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
- 16 time gold glover Brook Robinson commits 3 errors in 6th inning
- Dutch ends censorship of Blue Movie
- Abdel Khaliq Mahjub, Sudanese communist leader, is hanged.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
- The Raiders - Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian)
- Carole King - It's Too Late
- Jean Knight - Mr. Big Stuff
- Tommy James - Draggin' The Line
- Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
- Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds - Don't Pull Your Love
- John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads
- The Grass Roots - Sooner Or Later
- What The World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham Martin And John (Medley) - Tom Clay
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