Friday 24 July 1970
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). 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.
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Which were the important events of 24 July 1970 ?
- Utah - Pioneer Day (1847)
- St. Ruffin
- St. Wulfhad
- St. David
- St. Romanus, 2nd bishop of Rochester.
- St. Lewine
- St. Kinga/Cunegundes
- St. Francis Solano
- St. Saint Christina the Astonishing
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 9 saints: St. Lupus
- Ancient Latvia - Jekaupa Diena held
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Leo
- Vanuatu - Children's Day
- Ecuador - Sim=n Bolfvar Day
- Venezuela - the Libertador (Sim=n Bolfvar Day)
- Blaine Bishop: NFL safety (Houston Oilers).
- Gerald Ressman: Hockey forward (Team Austria 1998).
- Philip Sykes: Tacoma, Washington -- Field hockey defender (1996 Olympics).
- Stephanie Adams: New Jersey, United States -- Playmate (Nov, 1992).
- Elli Kokkinou: Greek singer.
- Peter de Noronha: Indian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1970).
- International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule
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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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