Friday 11 December 1970
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson.
In UK Woodstock by Matthew's Southern Comfort was in the top 5 hits.
Rio Lobo, directed by Howard Hawks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while Islands In The Stream by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 11 December 1970 ?
- USA - Admission day for Indiana (19th state, 1816)
- Burkina Faso - Republic Day (1958, Upper Volta became an autonomous republic in the French Community.)
- Argentina - Tango Day, Buenos Aires
- Also see December 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Roman festivals - One of the four Agonalia, this day in honour of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival
- R.C. Saints - pope Damasus I: optional memorial; also Daniel the Stylite (not universal)
- Victoria Fuller: Santa Barbara, California -- Playmate (Jan, 1996).
- Chris Henderson: Soccer Player.
- Danan Hughes: NFL wide receiver (Kansas City Chiefs).
- Doug Nussmeier: NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints).
- Errict Rhett: NFL running back (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).
- Ewen Bremner: Scottish actor whose roles have included Daniel "Spud" Murphy in "Trainspotting" (1996), SPC Shawn Nelson in "Black Hawk Down" (2001), and Lt. Red Winkle in "Pearl Harbor" (2001).
- John Lennon releases an album that contains songs with word fuck
- Start of the first Test match at the WACA, versus England.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Smokey Robinson - The Tears Of A Clown
- The Partridge Family - I Think I Love You
- Brian Hyland - Gypsy Woman
- The 5th Dimension - One Less Bell To Answer
- Jackson 5 - I'll Be There
- George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
- Santana - Black Magic Woman
- Badfinger - No Matter What
- Chicago - Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
- The Guess Who - Share The Land
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