Saturday 14 February 1970, Valentine's Day
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Sean Hill in Duluth and David Podlich in Brisbane.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) by Sly & the Family Stone.
In UK Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows) by Edison Lighthouse was in the top 5 hits.
Au Hasard Balthazar, directed by Robert Bresson, 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 Ein Jahr ohne Sonntag.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Denmark - Fastelavn. Children dress up, much like Halloween in the US.
- Arizona - Admission Day (1912).
- Mexico - Day of National Mourning (1831).
- Oregon - Admission Day (1859).
- Western World - Valentine's Day.
- Iraq - 'Communist Martyrs Day' celebrated by Iraqi Communist Party.
- Europe/Catholicism - Feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius, patron saints of Europe.
- Saint Abraham (d. 422)
- Saint Valentine (d. 422).
- Sean Hill in Duluth: Minnesota, USA; NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators).
- David Podlich in Brisbane: Queensland; Australasia golfer.
- Kelly Stinnett: US baseball catcher (New York Mets).
- Elaine Youngs in Orange: California, USA; volleyball outside hitter (Olympics-1996).
- Guillaume Raoux: French tennis player, pro since 1989 and winner (team) of the 1996 Davis Cup.
- Simon Pegg: Movie Actor
- Giuseppe Guerini: Italian cyclist
- Sean Hill: Duluth, Minnesota -- NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
- Herbert Strudwick: English cricketer and coach (d. 1970).
- Gantry closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 1 performance
- The iconic live album ''The Who: Live at Leeds'' is recorded.
- MacDonald family massacre: Jeffrey R. MacDonald kills his wife and children at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, claiming that drugged-out ampquothippiesampquot did it.thumb|150px| February 11: Ōsumi (satellite) launched
- Author David Irving is ordered to pay £40,000 libel damages to Capt. John Broome over his book ''The Destruction of Convoy PQ17''.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Sly & the Family Stone - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
- The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
- B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
- The Shocking Blue - Venus
- Eddie Holman - Hey There Lonely Girl
- The Guess Who - No Time
- Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Fall In Love Again
- The Temptations - Psychedelic Shack
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Travelin' Band
- Mark Lindsay - Arizona
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