Wednesday 29 December 1971
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Margot Thien and Mark Montreuil.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Brand New Key by Melanie.
In UK Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) by Benny Hill was in the top 5 hits.
Straw Dogs, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while Honor Thy Father by Gay Talese was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching El carruaje.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Computer Space or Star Trek.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- The fourth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Thomas Becket (optional memorial)
- Margot Thien: San Diego, California -- Synchronized swimmer (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Mark Montreuil: NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers).
- Toby Mills: WLAF corner (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Um Sang-hyun: South Korean voice actor.
- Stuart Holmes: German-American actor who was one of the silent screen's busiest actors from 1911, the year that he appeared in "How Mrs.
- The United Kingdom gives up its military bases in Malta.
- Ray Tomlinson sends the first ARPAnet e-mail between host computers.
- The Free State of Christiania is founded.
- Seychelles International Airport in Victoria, Seychelles (Mahe) is completed.
- Crude oil production peaks in the continental United States at approximately .
- The Center for Science in the Public Interest is established.
- The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is established.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1971 ?
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
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