Thursday 1 January 1970, NewYear’s Day
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tom Sier and Vadim Glovatskiy.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas.
In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits.
Angels and Demons, directed by Carlos Hugo Christensen, 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.
On TV people were watching Kolumbowie.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 January 1970 ?
- Tom Sier: Soccer player (SC Heerenveen).
- Vadim Glovatskiy: Hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Olympics - 1998).
- Brian Morton in Wollongong: Australia; canoeist (Olympics-1996).
- Sergei Kiriakov: Russian footballer and manager.
- Kimberly Page: American wrestling manager and actress.
- The Epoch (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)
- Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established
- Netherlands Christian Workers Union (NCW) forms
- Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect.
- Unix epoch time begins at 00:00:00 UTC/GMT.
- UNIX epoch begins.
- The first episode of US soap opera ''All My Children'' is broadcast on the ABC television network.
- An earthquake (Richter Scale 7.7 magnitude) at Yunnan, China kills at least 15,621.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
- Peter, Paul and Mary - Leaving on A Jet Plane
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down On The Corner
- Steam - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
- Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
- The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
- The Shocking Blue - Venus
- Neil Diamond - Holly Holy
- Bobby Sherman - La La La (If I Had You)
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