Saturday 1 August 1970
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to (They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters.
In UK In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits.
The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer, directed by Masaki Kobayashi, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 August 1970 ?
- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
- Switzerland - National Day
- Benin - National Day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Kam�l (Perfection) - First day of the eighth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Sts. Faith, Hope, and Charity (sisters).
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Ethelwolf
- Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Yorkshire Day
- People's Republic of China - Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Liberation Army
- Lughnasadh - L� L�nasa, the traditional first day of Autumn in Ireland.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the liberation of Haile Selassie from slavery
- Nicaragua - Fiesta Day
- Lammas - Neopagan festival of Lammas
- Lebanon - Army's Day (Eid al-Jaysh)
- World Scout Day - anniversary of the first day of the Brownsea Island Camp in 1907, where Robert Baden-Powell began scouting.
- Democratic Republic of Congo - Parent's Day
- Sibel Can: Turkish singer actress and dancer.
- Quentin Coryatt: NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts).
- David James: English footballer and manager.
- Elon Lindenstrauss: Israeli mathematician and academic.
- EAA Convention moves from Rockford Ill to Oshkosh, Wisconsin
- KTSD TV channel 10 in Pierre, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
- Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh Pirates) ties record of five extra base hits in a game.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You
- Bread - Make It With You
- Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
- Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
- Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
- The Jackson 5 - The Love You Save
- Eric Burdon and War - Spill The Wine
- The Temptations - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
- Alive and Kicking - Tighter, Tighter
- The Five Stairsteps - O-o-h Child
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