Sunday 9 August 1970
It was Sunday, 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 The Wonder Of You by Elvis Presley 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 The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 9 August 1970 ?
- St. Nathy (or David)
- Feast day of the great martyr Saint Panteleimon in Russian Orthodox Church
- St. Fedlimid/Felimy
- St. Romanus Ostiarius
- St. Edith Stein
- Singapore: National Day
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Jean Vianney
- Thomas Lennon: American actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer and director best known as a cast member on MTV's "The State" and for his role as Lieutenant Jim Dangle on the Comedy Central series "Reno 911!.
- Arion Salazar: American bassist (Third Eye Blind).
- Pat Mahomes: American pro baseball pitcher who was selected by the Minnesota Twins, right out of high school, 6/01/1988.
- Chris Gedney: NFL tight end (Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals).
- Stacy Valentine: American porno star whose life was documented in the film "The Girl Next Door," an intimate and humanizing look into the rise to fame of an adult film superstar.
- Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
- Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes.
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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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