Wednesday 14 October 1970
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Nina Kemppel and Daniela Pestova.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to I'll Be There by Jackson 5.
In UK Band Of Gold by Freda Payne was in the top 5 hits.
Burn!, directed by Gillo Pontecorvo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Die Journalistin.
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- Also see October 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Navet (Turnip) Day, twenty-third day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Teachers' Day, or National Education Day in Poland
- World Standards Day (from ISO, IEC, ITU)
- RC Saints - Pope Callistus I
- World Organ Donation Day
- Nina Kemppel: Anchorage, Alaska -- Cross country skier (1994 Olympics).
- Daniela Pestova: Czech supermodel.
- Par Zetterberg: Swedish football player.
- Jessica Drake: American pornographic actress, film director, screenwriter, sex educator, philanthropist and radio personality.
- Jim Jackson: American basketball player, a guard with the 76ers.
- Jon Seda: Puerto Rican actor
- Martin Barbarič: Czech footballer and coach (d. 2013)
- Takako Katou: Japanese actress and singer (Lip's and Nanatsuboshi)
- Meelis Lindmaa: Estonian footballer
- Hiromi Nagasaku: Japanese actress and singer (Ribbon)
- Daniela Peštová: Czech model and actress
- Pär Zetterberg: Swedish footballer
- 4th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins
- Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their first game 107-92.
- A Chinese nuclear test is conducted in Lop Nor.
- In Egypt, a referendum supports Anwar Sadat 90.04%.
- A section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses into the river below, killing 35 construction workers.
- The Baltimore Orioles defeat the Cincinnati Reds in Game 5 of the World Series, 9–3, to win the series 4 games to 1 for their 2nd World Championship.
- The domestic Soviet Aeroflot Flight 244 is hijacked and diverted to Turkey.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jackson 5 - I'll Be There
- Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie
- Sugarloaf - Green-Eyed Lady
- Free - All Right Now
- Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun
- Dawn - Candida
- Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door
- Bobby Sherman - Julie, Do Ya Love Me
- James Taylor - Fire And Rain
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