Monday 20 April 1970
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ben Weir and Shemar Moore in Oakland.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to ABC by The Jackson 5.
In UK Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits.
A Man Called Horse, directed by Elliot Silverstein, 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 A Family at War.
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Which were the important events of 20 April 1970 ?
- USA- National High Five Day
- Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
- Saint Victor (d.303)
- Saint Marcellinus
- Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
- Festival of Matsu, Southeast Asia (2006).
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Taurus.
- Islam - Muhammad's Birthday observed in (2004)
- April 20 (4/20) is associated with 420 (cannabis culture).
- Saint Theotimus (died 407)
- Ben Weir: Rock Island, Illinois -- Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Bogey Hills-2nd).
- Shemar Moore in Oakland: California, USA; actor (Malcolm - The Young and the Restless).
- Ben Weir in Rock Island: Illinois, USA; Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Bogey Hills-second).
- Saraa: Mongolian singer.
- Stephane Dieterich: French homicide victim, a student in a business school with a brilliant record.
- Shemar Moore: American actor and former fashion model. His most notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek Morgan on CBS's Criminal Minds from 2005 to present, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train from 1999 to 2003.
- Sarantuya : Mongolian soprano
- Francis Campbell: Irish academic and diplomat British Ambassador to the Holy See
- Avishai Cohen: Israeli singer-songwriter and bassist
- Sarah Gavron: English director and producer
- Adriano Moraes: Brazilian rodeo performer
- 74th Boston Marathon won by Ron Hill of Great Britain in 2:10:30 (new US marathon record).
- Bruno Kreisky becomes first socialist chancellor of Austria.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Jackson 5 - ABC
- The Beatles - Let It Be
- Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
- John Ono Lennon - Instant Karma (We All Shine On)
- The Guess Who - American Woman
- Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
- Badfinger - Come And Get It
- The Friends Of Distinction - Love Or Let Me Be Lonely
- Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
- Tyrone Davis - Turn Back The Hands Of Time
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