Saturday 17 October 1970
It was Saturday, 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.
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- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
- Jean-Paul de Young: Soccer player (FC Utrecht).
- Marciano Vink: Soccer player (Genoa / PSV).
- Anil Kumble: Indian cricketer.
- Tasha Tsang: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan -- Rower (1996 Olympics).
- John Mabry: Wilmington, Delaware -- Outfielder (St. Louis Cardinals).
- Shauna O'Brien: American model and actress
- Blues Saraceno: American guitarist songwriter and producer (Poison)
- Jay McGillis: American football player who, as Boston College's defensive back, played much bigger than his 5'9" height and 180 lbs. In 1991, he was fourth on the team in tackles. That year he contracted leukemia and was in and out of the hospital. Off the field, during the period of his illness, he was also a fighter. He never complained. His teammates remembered him as being emotionally supportive and a real team player. He had courage and was an inspiration to all that knew him.
- Anwar Sadat sworn in as President of Egypt
- Montreal, Quebec: Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte murdered by members of the FLQ terrorist group.
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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
- Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie
- Sugarloaf - Green-Eyed Lady
- Free - All Right Now
- Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun
- Dawn - Candida
- Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door
- Bobby Sherman - Julie, Do Ya Love Me
- James Taylor - Fire And Rain
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