Wednesday 22 July 1970
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Dan Jones and Melvin Aldridge.
In that special week of July people in US were listening to (They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters.
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 Great Lion Of God by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ace of Wands.
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Which were the important events of 22 July 1970 ?
- Swaziland - Birthday of former King Sobhuza II
- Pi Approximation Day
- St. Vandrille/Wandre Gisilus
- St. Mineve
- St. Joseph of Palestine (Count Joseph)
- St. Dabius/Davius
- Catholic - the feasts of at least 7 saints: St. Mary Magdalene
- Ratcatcher's Day. See:The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
- Dan Jones: NFL tackle (Cin Bengals).
- Melvin Aldridge: CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats).
- W R Tillman: NFL (Jacksonville Jaguars).
- Craig Baird: New Zealand racing driver.
- Jonathan Zaccaï: Belgian actor and recently film director, son of painter Sarah Kalisky.
- Jason Becker: American guitarist and songwriter (Cacophony)
- Steve Carter: Australian rugby player
- Devendra Fadnavis: Indian lawyer and politician 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra
- Sergei Zubov: Moscow, Russia -- NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Pittsburgh)
- George Johnston: Australian journalist and novelist (Born 1912).
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You
- Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
- Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
- The Jackson 5 - The Love You Save
- Bread - Make It With You
- The Temptations - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
- Blues Image - Ride Captain Ride
- The Five Stairsteps - O-o-h Child
- Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
- Melanie - Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)
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