Sunday 5 April 1970
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel.
In UK Wand'rin' Star by Lee Marvin was in the top 5 hits.
Colossus: The Forbin Project, directed by Joseph Sargent, 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.
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Which were the important events of 5 April 1970 ?
- Saint Geeraard
- The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
- Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
- Saint Vincent Ferrer
- Arbor Day in South Korea
- Qingming Festival in the Chinese calendar
- Mauritius: Ougadi.
- Saint Irena (d. 304)
- Thea Gill: Canadian actress.
- Krishnan Guru-Murthy: English journalist.
- Miho Hatori: Japanese singer-songwriter (Cibo Matto Smokey & Miho and Butter 08).
- Tim Jacobs NFL running back (Cleveland Browns: Miami Dolphins).
- Erlan Sagymbayev: Hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Olympics - 1998).
- Soheil Ayari: French-Iranian race car driver who won the French Formula Ford championship of 1994, Formula Three championship of 1996 and the Macau Grand Prix of 1997. From 1997 until 2000, he competed in Formula 3000 where he won two races before moving on to the French Supertouring Championship in 2001 where he became champion in 2002, 2004 and 2005.
- Valérie Bonneton: French stage and film actress, born in a "ch'ti" family (Northern France). She grew up in Deauville (Normandy) where she met Dominique Besnehard, casting director. After different jobs, she moved to Paris and attended the "Conservatoire". She is widely known for her roles in "Summer Hours" (2008) and "Little White Lies" directed by Guillaume Canet (2019), and her role in the TV serie "Fais-pas ci, Fais-pas ça".
- WSNS TV channel 44 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
- The Beatles - Let It Be
- John Ono Lennon - Instant Karma (We All Shine On)
- The Jackson 5 - ABC
- Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
- Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
- Frijid Pink - House Of The Rising Sun
- The Jaggerz - The Rapper
- Badfinger - Come And Get It
- Bobby Sherman - Easy Come, Easy Go
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