Friday 7 August 1970
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to (They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters.
In UK In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits.
Lovers and Other Strangers, directed by Cy Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while Great Lion Of God by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 7 August 1970 ?
- Eric Namesnik: United States -- 400m medley swimmer (1992, 96 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Joe Cocozzo: NFL guard (SD Chargers).
- Melanie Sykes: TV Show Host.
- Jonathan Jackson: instigator of the Marin County Civic Center shootout and brother of Black Panther George Jackson (Born 1953).
- Haley: US judge, shot dead.
- James McClain: US black activist, shot dead.
- Jonathan P Jackson: US black activist, shot dead.
- William Christmas: US black activist, shot dead.
- Harold Haley: American lawyer and judge (d. 1970)
- 1st computer chess tournament
- 4, including presiding judge, killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, California (Police charge Angela Davis provided weapons)
- Christine Perfect (McVie) joins Fleetwood Mac
- WDHN TV channel 18 in Dothan, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
- Four, including presiding judge, killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, California (Police charge Angela Davis provided weapons).
- California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during in an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You
- Bread - Make It With You
- Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
- Eric Burdon and War - Spill The Wine
- Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
- Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
- Alive and Kicking - Tighter, Tighter
- The Jackson 5 - The Love You Save
- The Temptations - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
- The Five Stairsteps - O-o-h Child
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