Wednesday 17 June 1970
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Arnold Ale and Ron "Popeye" Jones.
In that special week of June people in US were listening to The Long And Winding Road by The Beatles.
In UK In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits.
Chisum, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Shadows of Fear.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 June 1970 ?
- St. Albert Chmielowski.
- National holiday of West Germany until 1990, see Workers' Uprising of 1953 in East Germany.
- Iceland's national day, celebrating independence from Denmark in 1944.
- Arnold Ale: WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores).
- Ron "Popeye" Jones: NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks).
- Stephane Fiset: Montreal, Quebec -- NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche).
- Popeye Jones: American basketball player: forward, Raptors.
- Will Forte: American writer, actor and comedian.
- Stéphane Fiset: Canadian ice hockey player
- Jason Hanson: NFL kicker (Detroit Lions)
- Michael Showalter: American actor director producer and screenwriter
- Sasha Sokol: Mexican singer-songwriter and actress
- Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera
Which were the top hits in that special week of June 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - The Long And Winding Road
- The Jackson 5 - The Love You Save
- The Poppy Family - Which Way You Goin' Billy?
- Rare Earth - Get Ready
- Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
- The Temptations - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
- The Moments - Love On A Two-Way Street
- Joe Cocker - The Letter
- Vanity Fare - Hitchin' A Ride
- Melanie - Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)
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