Sunday 30 May 1971
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jiri Slegr and Kyle Vander.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones.
In UK Knock Three Times by Dawn was in the top 5 hits.
Kuroneko, directed by Kaneto Shind, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971
while The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Über ganz Spanien wolkenloser Himmel.
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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Which were the important events of 30 May 1971 ?
- Saint Reinhilde
- Peru ? National Potato Day .
- United States ? Memorial Day (originally ? currently last Monday in May).
- Saint Ferdinand III
- Saint Gabinus
- Saint Jeanne d'Arc
- Trinidad and Tobago ? Indian Arrival Day(National Holiday).
- Jiri Slegr: Jihlava, Czechoslovakia -- NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers, Olympics - Gold - 1998).
- Kyle Vander: Kuyp; Australian 110 metre hurdler (Olympics-1996).
- Drahomir Kadlec in Pribham: Czechoslovakia; hockey defenseman (Team Czechoslovakia Republic).
- Idina Menzel: American actress and singer.
- Duncan Jones: Director.
- Paul Grayson: English rugby player and coach
- Jiří Šlégr: Czech ice hockey player and politician
- Kyle Kuyp: Australian hurdler
- US Mariner 9 launched (first satellite to orbit Mars).
- Willie Mays hits his 638th homerun, sets National League record of 1,950 runs scored.
- Train crash at Duivendrecht, Netherlands, five die.
- 36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; after drinking LSD-laced apple juice.
- Mariner program: Mariner 9 is launched to map 70% of the surface, and to study temporal changes in the atmosphere and surface, of Mars.
- Audie Murphy, WWII hero/actor (Sierra, Whispering Smiths), killed in plane crash at age 46.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1971 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
- Three Dog Night - Joy To The World
- Jackson 5 - Never Can Say Goodbye
- The Honey Cone - Want Ads
- Ringo Starr - It Don't Come Easy
- Ocean - Put Your Hand In The Hand
- Aretha Franklin - Bridge Over Troubled Water
- Donny Osmond - Sweet And Innocent
- Lobo - Me And You And A Dog Named Boo
- Daddy Dewdrop - Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)
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