Friday 16 January 1970
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas.
In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits.
Angels and Demons, directed by Carlos Hugo Christensen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while Love Story by Erich Segal 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 16 January 1970 ?
- National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
- Teacher's Day in Thailand
- Don MacLean NBA forward (New Jersey Nets: Denver Nuggets).
- Ron Villone in Englewood: New Jersey, USA; pitcher (San Diego Padres).
- Garth Ennis: Irish comic book author.
- Don MacLean: American basketball player: forward, Nets.
- Mix Mike: DJ.
- Rick Bognar: Canadian wrestler and actor
- Brendan O'Hare: Scottish drummer (Teenage Fanclub Telstar Ponies and Mogwai)
- Ron Villone: American baseball player and coach
- Armijn Pane: Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at age 61.
- NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)
- Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya.
- Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
- The Shocking Blue - Venus
- The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
- Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
- Peter, Paul and Mary - Leaving on A Jet Plane
- Elvis Presley - Don't Cry Daddy
- Tommy Roe - Jam Up Jelly Tight
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down On The Corner
- Ferrante and Teicher - Midnight Cowboy
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