Saturday 21 February 1970
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) by Sly & the Family Stone.
In UK Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows) by Edison Lighthouse was in the top 5 hits.
Au Hasard Balthazar, directed by Robert Bresson, 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.
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Which were the important events of 21 February 1970 ?
- Saint Pepin of Landen
- Language Martyrs' Day - A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people for gaining right of mother tongue.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Peter Damiani.
- Saint Randoald
- International Mother Language Day (UNESCO).
- Marc Woodard: NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles).
- Patrick Pilloni: hockey forward (Team Austria 1998).
- Will Moore NFL wide receiver (New England Patriots: Jacksonville Jaguars).
- Fat Pat: American rapper (Screwed Up Click) (d. 1998).
- Michael Slater: Australian cricketer and sportscaster.
- Eric Wilson: American bass player (Sublime Sublime with Rome and Long Beach Dub Allstars)
- Javier De La Hoya: Mexican / US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
- Jackson 5 make TV debut on American Bandstand
- Pathet Lao conquers Xieng Khuang and Muong Suy in Laos.
- Jackson Five make TV debut on American Bandstand.
- Construction begins on the Boğaziçi Bridge crossing the Bosphorus in Istanbul.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Sly & the Family Stone - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
- Eddie Holman - Hey There Lonely Girl
- Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
- The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Travelin' Band
- The Guess Who - No Time
- B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
- The Temptations - Psychedelic Shack
- The Shocking Blue - Venus
- Brook Benton - Rainy Night In Georgia
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