Friday 16 October 1970
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). 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.
The Vampire Lovers, directed by Roy Ward Baker, 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 16 October 1970 ?
- Tom Williams: Irish republican (Born 1924).
- Adrian Murrell: NFL running back / kick returner (NY Jets).
- Mehmet Scholl: German football player with Turkish-German ancestry.
- Kazuyuki Fujita: Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter.
- In response to the October Crisis terrorist kidnapping, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada invokes the War Measures Act.
- October Crisis: The Canadian government declares a state of emergency and outlaws the Quebec Liberation Front.
- October Crisis: Pierre Laporte is found murdered in south Montreal.
- A cholera epidemic breaks out in Istanbul.
- The Soviet Union launches the ''Zond 8'' lunar probe.
- Egyptian president Anwar Sadat names Mahmoud Fawzi as his prime minister.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jackson 5 - I'll Be There
- Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
- Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie
- Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door
- James Taylor - Fire And Rain
- Dawn - Candida
- Sugarloaf - Green-Eyed Lady
- Free - All Right Now
- Bobby Sherman - Julie, Do Ya Love Me
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