Friday 8 May 1970
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Christine Stark in Winnipeg and Marco Heering.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to American Woman by The Guess Who.
In UK Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits.
The Ballad of Cable Hogue, directed by Sam Peckinpah, 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 A Family at War.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 May 1970 ?
- Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
- Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
- Parents' Day in South Korea
- Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
- VE Day
- World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
- Saint Ida of Nivelles
- Christine Stark in Winnipeg: Manitoba, Canada; volleyball player (Olympics-1996).
- Marco Heering: soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles).
- Luis Enrique: Spanish football player.
- Michael Bevan: Australian cricketer and coach.
- Naomi Klein: Canadian author and activist.
- Luis García: Spanish footballer and manager
- Beatles release Let it Be album
- NBA championship: New York Knicks beat Los Angeles Lakers, 113-99.
- Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in New York City's Wall Street.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Guess Who - American Woman
- The Jackson 5 - ABC
- The Beatles - Let It Be
- The Ides Of March - Vehicle
- Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
- The Friends Of Distinction - Love Or Let Me Be Lonely
- Ray Stevens - Everything Is Beautiful
- John Ono Lennon - Instant Karma (We All Shine On)
- Tyrone Davis - Turn Back The Hands Of Time
- The Marmalade - Reflections Of My Life
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