Thursday October 28, 1971
US date format: 10/28/1971, UK date format: 28/10/1971
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 28, 1971). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Nicolas Ouédec and Ollivier Pourriol.
In UK Coz I Luv You by Slade was in the top 5 hits.
Point of Terror, directed by Alex Nicol, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Persuaders!.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Star Trek or The Oregon Trail.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 28, 1971?
- St. Anastasia II
- St. Remigius
- Greece - Oxi (No) Day
- Czechoslovakia - gains its independence from Austria-Hungary (1918); Holiday in the Czech Republic, Remembrance Day in Slovakia.
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- John andYoko record Happy Xmas (War is Over) in New York City
- England becomes sixth nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit.
- Britain launches its first satellite, Prospero, into low Earth orbit atop a Black Arrow carrier rocket.
- Yves de La Casiniere: Composer, dies at 74.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 28, 1971?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Cher - Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves
- The Osmonds - Yo-Yo
- Rod Stewart - Maggie May
- 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
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Denise LaSalle - Trapped By A Thing Called Love
- Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
- The Persuaders - Thin Line Between Love & Hate
- The 8th Day - You've Got To Crawl (Before You Walk)
- Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
- James Brown - Make It Funky
- Al Green - Tired Of Being Alone
- The Staple Singers - Respect Yourself
- The Dells - The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind)
- Freddie North - She's All I Got
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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on October 28, 1971?
On October 28, 1971 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is October 28, 1971?
On October 28, 1971 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.
Who was the US President on October 28, 1971?
On October 28, 1971 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 28, 1971?
On October 28, 1971 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on October 28, 1971?
On October 28, 1971 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on October 28, 1971?
On October 28, 1971 several famous people were born including, Nicolas Ouédec, Ollivier Pourriol, Roxana Briban.
Which famous people died on October 28, 1971?
Famous people died on October 28, 1971 include, Yves de La Casiniere.
What was the number one song in October 28, 1971?
The number one song in the week of October 28, 1971 was Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves by Cher in US and Coz I Luv You by Slade in UK.
What were the top hits on October 28, 1971?
The top hits on October 28, 1971 were Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves by Cher, Maggie May by Rod Stewart, Yo-Yo by The Osmonds in US and Coz I Luv You by Slade, Maggie May / Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart, The Witch Queen Of New Orleans by Redbone in UK.