Thursday 12 November 1970
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of November people in US were listening to I'll Be There by Jackson 5.
In UK Voodoo Chile by Jimi Hendrix Experience was in the top 5 hits.
When Moscow Laughs, directed by Boris Barnet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
- Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
- National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
- In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
- Elektra : American wrestler model and dancer.
- Héctor Arredondo: Mexican actor (d. 2014).
- Sarah Harmer: Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Craig Parker: New Zealand actor.
- Tonya Harding: American noted competition skater from age seven, winning her first national championship with a daring triple axel in 1991.
- Donna Adamo: American professional wrestler
- 240 km/h cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die
- Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell
- Cleveland Cavaliers' first NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland Trail Blazers 105-103.
- The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous ''exploding whale'' incident.
- The 1970 Bhola cyclone makes landfall on the coast of East Pakistan becoming the deadliest tropical cyclone in history.
- Soviet author Andrei Amalrik is sentenced to 3 years for 'anti-Soviet' writings.
- Hafez al-Assad comes to power in Syria, following a military coup within the Ba'ath party.
- Southern Airlines Flight 932 crashes in Wayne County, West Virginia all 75 on board, including 37 players and 5 coaches from the Marshall University football team, are killed.
- The Soviet Union enters the ICAO, making Russian the fourth official language of the organization.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jackson 5 - I'll Be There
- The Partridge Family - I Think I Love You
- Smokey Robinson - The Tears Of A Clown
- Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun
- James Taylor - Fire And Rain
- Brian Hyland - Gypsy Woman
- Sugarloaf - Green-Eyed Lady
- R. Dean Taylor - Indiana Wants Me
- 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) - Somebody's Been Sleeping
- Bread - It Don't Matter To Me
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