Sunday 23 August 1970
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Make It With You by Bread.
In UK The Wonder Of You by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Lovers and Other Strangers, directed by Cy Howard, 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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Which were the important events of 23 August 1970 ?
- Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
- Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
- Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
- RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
- Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
- Sway Calloway: Rapper.
- River Phoenix in Madras: Oregon, USA; actor (Little Nikta, Stand By Me).
- Andrew Henry: CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders).
- Fabian Wilnis: Dutch soccer player (NAC, De Graafschap).
- LaMark Carter: Shreveport, Louisiana -- Triple jumper.
- River Phoenix: American actor who had an impressive resume of films by the time he reached his 20s.
- ''KK'' Krishnakumar Kunnath: Indian singer
- KK : Indian singer-songwriter
- Lawrence Frank: American basketball player and coach
- Jason Hetherington: Australian rugby player
- Brad Mehldau: American pianist and composer
- Lee Sung-jae: South Korean actor
- Jay Mohr: American actor, stand up comedian, and radio host. He is known for his role as Professor Rick Payne in the TV series Ghost Whisperer, the title role in the CBS sitcom Gary Unmarried, which ran from 2008 to 2010, as a featured player for two seasons on the long running sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and the back-stabbing sports agent Bob Sugar in Jerry Maguire. As of January 2, 2013, Mohr is the host of Jay Mohr Sports, a daily midday sports radio talk show on Fox Sports Radio.
- Nel Rose: Dancer, dies at 55.
- Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
- Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bread - Make It With You
- Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You
- Eric Burdon and War - Spill The Wine
- Edwin Starr - War
- Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime
- Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
- Clarence Carter - Patches
- Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
- B.J. Thomas - I Just Can't Help Believing
- Alive and Kicking - Tighter, Tighter
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