Thursday December 30, 1971
US date format: 12/30/1971, UK date format: 30/12/1971
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 30, 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 Chris Vance (actor) and Daniel Sunjata.
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 Eleanor And Franklin by Joseph P. Lash 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 The Oregon Trail.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 30, 1971?
- The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
- Philippines - Rizal Day
- Long Island NHL franchise purchased (New York Islanders).
- Chris Vance (actor)
- Daniel Sunjata: American actor.
- Scotty Lewis: WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Steve Hardin NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts: Rhein Fire).
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 30, 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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