Sunday 24 May 1970
It was Sunday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jeff Zgonina NFL defensive tackle (Carolina Panthers and Nick Castaneda in Birmingham.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to American Woman by The Guess Who.
In UK Back Home by England World Cup Squad was in the top 5 hits.
The Out of Towners, directed by Arthur Hiller, 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 24 May 1970 ?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- Jeff Zgonina NFL defensive tackle (Carolina Panthers: Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Rams).
- Nick Castaneda in Birmingham: Alabama, USA; pairs skater (with Dawn Piepenbrink).
- Tommy Page in West Caldwell: New Jersey, USA; singer ("I'll Be Your Everything").
- Cristiano Carratti: Italian tennis champion, a member of the ATP Tour.
- Tommy Page: American singer-songwriter and pianist.
- Peter Queen quits rock music group Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult.
- Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational.
- The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Guess Who - American Woman
- The Ides Of March - Vehicle
- Tyrone Davis - Turn Back The Hands Of Time
- Ray Stevens - Everything Is Beautiful
- Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia
- The Beatles - Let It Be
- The Moments - Love On A Two-Way Street
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up Around The Bend
- The Jackson 5 - ABC
- The Marmalade - Reflections Of My Life
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