Saturday 15 August 1970
It was Saturday, 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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 15 August 1970 ?
- Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
- Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
- Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
- RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
- Acadie ? National Day
- Egypt ? Flooding of the Nile Day
- India ? Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)
- Korea ? Liberation Day
- Italy ? "Ferragosto", remembrance of an ancient Roman holiday in honor of Augustus (Feriae Augusti)
- Liechtenstein ? Liechtenstein Day
- Tuva ? Tuva Republic Day, Naadym
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Alipius
- St. Arnoul/Arnulphus
- St. MacCartin/Ard/Aed
- The Assumption of Mary - a holy day of obligation
- Ancient Latvia ? M?ras
- Maddie Corman: American actress.
- Anthony Anderson: American comedian and actor.
- Dawn Ponte: Kent, Rhode Island -- Dance skater (1995 Eastern Junior Champ).
- Ben Silverman: American actor producer and screenwriter founded Electus Studios.
- Maya Soetoro-Ng: Indonesian-American academic.
- Stéphane Peysson: French rugby union player.
- Karl August Andersen: Composer, dies at 66.
- Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando)
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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
- Edwin Starr - War
- Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
- Bread - Make It With You
- The Temptations - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
- Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
- Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
- Eric Burdon and War - Spill The Wine
- Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime
- Alive and Kicking - Tighter, Tighter
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