It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of February people in US were listening to I Want You Back by The Jackson 5. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. MASH, directed by Robert Altman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 .
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?
  • PattonPatton
    directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
    starring: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young
  • MASHMASH
    directed by Robert Altman
    starring: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of Sunday, 01 February 1970 ?

Holidays
  • St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
  • In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
  • Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
  • The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
  • The start of Black History Month in the United States.
  • Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
  • St. Veridiana

Facts
  • Ford Frick, Earle Combs and Jesse Haines elected to Hall of Fame
  • West-Germany and the USSR sign gas contract
  • WMAA TV channel 29 in Jackson, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die.

Famous People born
Malik Sealy; NBA guard/forward (Detroit Pistons: Los Angeles Clippers).
Eric Mobley;: NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies).
Yasuyuki Kazama: Japanese racing driver

Famous People died
Blaz Arnic: Composer, dies at 69
Alfred Renyi: Hungarian mathematician (Born 1921)
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Magazine

 Esquire Magazine cover
Esquire Magazine cover

Magazine

 Playboy Magazine cover
Playboy Magazine cover

Magazine

 TIME Magazine Cover: Biafra: End  a Rebellion -- Jan. 26, 1970
TIME Magazine Cover: Biafra: End a Rebellion -- Jan. 26, 1970

Magazine

 Sports Illustrated: no.8162
Sports Illustrated: no.8162
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Books

Love Story - Erich Segal

Love Story - Erich Segal

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Books

The French Lieutenant's Woman - John Fowles

The French Lieutenant's Woman - John Fowles

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Books

Islands in the Stream - Ernest Hemingwa

Islands in the Stream - Ernest Hemingwa

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Books

The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart

The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart

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Old Journal Ads

General Motors Chevrolet Chevelle Style (1970)General Motors Chevrolet Chevelle Style (1970)
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Volvo Fat Cars Die Young Car (1970)Volvo Fat Cars Die Young Car (1970)
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Joann Freeman Photo Piano Ad Music (1970)Joann Freeman Photo Piano Ad Music (1970)
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Tell the world why Sunday, 1 February 1970 is such a special date for you!