Sunday 6 September 1970
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Igor Korolev and Torrance Small.
In that special week of September people in US were listening to War by Edwin Starr.
In UK The Wonder Of You by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Kes, directed by Kenneth Loach, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Doctor Dolittle.
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Which were the important events of 6 September 1970 ?
- United States - National Stillbirth Remembrance Day in 39 states
- RC Saints - a Saint Bega or Bee of Cumbria and a Sankt Mang of Fnssen
- Bulgaria - Unification Day
- Canada - Stillbirth Remembrance Day in New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario
- Pakistan - Defence Day
- Swaziland - Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1968)
- Also see September 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Igor Korolev: Moscow, Russia -- NHLer (Team Russia, Winnipeg).
- Torrance Small: NFL wide receiver (NO Saints).
- Stephane Guivarc'h: French footballer, a striker who featured in the France squad that won the 1998 FIFA World Cup on home soil.
- Shane Heal: Box Hill, Melbourne, Victoria -- Basketball guard (1996 Olympics).
- Cheyne Coates: Australian singer-songwriter and producer.
- Emily Maitlis: Canadian-English journalist
- New York Met Tommy Agee hits for the cycle
- Palestinians seize 3 jetliners
- Two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinian terrorist members of PFLP and taken to Dawson's Field in Jordan.
- An anti-war rally is held at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, attended by John Kerry, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland.
- Fighting breaks out between Arab guerillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan.
Which were the top hits in that special week of September 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Edwin Starr - War
- Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
- Bread - Make It With You
- Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime
- Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You
- Chicago - 25 Or 6 To 4
- Clarence Carter - Patches
- Ronnie Dyson - (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can't I Touch You
- Eric Burdon and War - Spill The Wine
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door
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