Wednesday 12 August 1970
It was Wednesday, 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 12 August 1970 ?
- Edouarde Castro: American child, diagnosed with terminal cancer at age three.
- Aleksandar Đurić: Bosnian footballer.
- Charles Mesure: English-Australian actor and screenwriter.
- Toby Perkins: English businessman and politician.
- Jim Schlossnagle: American baseball player and coach.
- Anthony Swofford: American soldier and author
- Hidetaka Yoshioka: Japanese actor
- Alison Inverarity: Australian high jumper (1992, 96 Olympics - 8th Place)
- Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball
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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
- Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime
- Edwin Starr - War
- Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
- Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
- Alive and Kicking - Tighter, Tighter
- The Temptations - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
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