Monday 2 March 1970
It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Steve Holman in Indianapolis and Kevin Miniefield.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel.
In UK Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows) by Edison Lighthouse was in the top 5 hits.
Airport, directed by George Seaton, 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 Nase malo misto.
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Which were the important events of 2 March 1970 ?
- Blessed Charles the Good, Count of Flanders (+Bruges 1127)
- saint Jovinus
- Saint Abdalon
- Church of England - Saint Chad's Day.
- Texas Independence Day (1836).
- Bah�'f Faith - Beginning of the Fast (sunrise to sunset fast for 19 days).
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of 'Al� (Loftiness) - First day of the 19th month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Steve Holman in Indianapolis: Indiana, USA; mile runner.
- Kevin Miniefield: NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears).
- Alexander Armstrong: Comedian.
- James Purnell: English politician Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
- Wibi Soerjadi: Dutch pianist and composer.
- Marc-Aurele Fortin: Canadian painter (Born 1888).
- Rhodesia becomes independent Republic
- Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years
- American Airlines' first flight of a Boeing 747.
- US Supreme Court rules draft evaders can not be penalized after five years.
- Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Travelin' Band
- Sly & the Family Stone - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
- Brook Benton - Rainy Night In Georgia
- Eddie Holman - Hey There Lonely Girl
- The Tee Set - Ma Belle Amie
- The Jaggerz - The Rapper
- Chairmen Of The Board - Give Me Just A Little More Time
- B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
- The Hollies - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
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