Saturday 9 May 1970
It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Doug Christie and David Haines.
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.
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Which were the important events of 9 May 1970 ?
- Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
- Our Lady of Flanders
- Saint Tudi
- Saint Pachomius (died 346)
- Saint Gerontius (died 501)
- Roman Empire ? Feast of the Lemures (See Larvae).
- Jersey, Guernsey ? Liberation Day (commemorating the end of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II).
- Saint Carolina
- European Union ? Europe day, commemorating the "Schuman declaration".
- Doug Christie: American basketball player: guard/forward, Raptors.
- David Haines: David Haines was a Scottish aid worker who was captured by ISIL in early 2013, and later allegedly executed by beheading in early September 2014.
- Ghostface Killah: American rapper.
- 100,000s demonstrate against Vietnam War
- 100,000s in the USA demonstrate against Vietnam War.
- Walter Reuther, United Auto Workers' union leader/president (CIO), dies in a jet crash.
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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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