Saturday 17 January 1970
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jeremy Roenick in Boston and Darnell Walker NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons.
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.
On TV people were watching Paris 7000.
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Which were the important events of 17 January 1970 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Jeremy Roenick in Boston: Massachusetts, USA; NHL center (Team USA, Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes).
- Darnell Walker NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons: San Francisco 49ers).
- Candace Murray in Vancouver: British Columbia, Canada; softball shortstop (Olympics-1996).
- James Wattana: Thai snooker player.
- Jeremy Roenick: American hockey player, a forward for the Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks between 1988 and 2009.
- Suga Free: Rapper
- Cássio de Barros: Brazilian footballer
- Genndy Tartakovsky: Russian-American animator director and producer
- Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s
- 357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft.
- AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-3.
- John M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Massachusetts).
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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