Friday 23 January 1970
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas.
In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits.
MASH, directed by Robert Altman, 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 23 January 1970 ?
- Pie Day
- The Saddest day of the year is January 23 according to a recent study completed by the Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales (a part of the Russell Group of British universities). 
- Roman Catholic Church: Feast of Blessed Marianne of Molokai
- Tracey Cherelle Jones: American actress.
- Spiridon Vasdekis: Greek long jumper.
- Constantina Diță: Romanian-American runner.
- Brendan O'Connor: Irish singer and television host.
- Oleg Ovsyannikov: Russian ice dancer.
- Spyridon Vasdekis: Greek long jumper
- Mark Wohlers: American baseball player: pitcher, Braves
- Marquel Fleetwood: WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Alan Embree in Vancouver: Washington, USA; pitcher (Cleveland Indians).
- Sherman Obando in Changuinola: Panam�; outfielder (Montreal Expos).
- Mark Wohlers in Holyoke: Massachusetts, USA; pitcher (Atlanta Braves).
- Richard Smehlik in Ostrava: Czechoslovakia; NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres, Olympics-Gold-1998).
- Jim Schwantz NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys: San Francisco 49ers).
- US launches second generation weather satellite, ITOS 1.
- Australia's first amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (from California).
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
- The Shocking Blue - Venus
- The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
- Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
- Peter, Paul and Mary - Leaving on A Jet Plane
- Elvis Presley - Don't Cry Daddy
- Tom Jones - Without Love (There Is Nothing)
- Tommy Roe - Jam Up Jelly Tight
- Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Fall In Love Again
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