Saturday 31 July 1971
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include John Lowery and Sophie Anquetil.
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 The Oregon Trail or Computer Space.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- St. John Columbini
- Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
- St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
- St. Helen of Skofde
- La Hae Hawai?i - Hawaiian Flag Day
- John Lowery: American guitarist.
- Sophie Anquetil: French writer, who revealed in her 2004 book "Pour l'amour de Jacques" that she is the daughter of famous cyclist Jacques Anquetil and his step-daughter Annie.
- John 5: American guitarist and songwriter (2wo Loser and Red Square Black).
- Christina Cox: Canadian actress and stuntwoman.
- Gus Frerotte: NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins).
- Deventer Soccer team Go Ahead Eagles forms
- Apollo program: Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover.
- August ndash Camden, New Jersey erupts in race riots following the beating death of a Puerto Rican motorist by city police. Looting and arson occurred. This was a turning point in Camden's decline to one of the poorest and highest-crime municipalities in the United States. Camden was, however, the site of a 1949 shooting rampage by Howard Unruh, considered by some to be the first mass murderer in the United States. The riots resulted in the demise of Camden's Sears and AP branches. Also in
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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