Saturday 8 August 1970
It was Saturday, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released this week ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 8 August 1970 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Patrice Braut: Belgian victim working as informatician in the WTC (97th Floor, twin tower North), discovered 13 years later by DNA test.
- Trev Alberts: American football player and journalist.
- Ben Davis: English chemist and academic.
- Chester Williams: South African rugby player and coach.
- Amaia Arruti: LPGA golfer.
- Catriona Fallon: Burlingame, California -- Rower (1992, 96 Olympics - 4th Place)
- Pascal Duquenne: Belgian actor, winner of the Best Performer Prize at the Cannes Film Festival on 5/20/1996 for his role in "The Eighth Day," directed by Jaco Van Dormael.
- Simone Annichiarico: Italian noted family member, she is the daughter of actor Walter Chiari and Alida Chelli.
- New York Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)
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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
- Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
- The Jackson 5 - The Love You Save
- Bread - Make It With You
- The Temptations - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
- Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
- Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
- Eric Burdon and War - Spill The Wine
- Alive and Kicking - Tighter, Tighter
- The Five Stairsteps - O-o-h Child
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