Wednesday 26 August 1970
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to War by Edwin Starr.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 26 August 1970 ?
- RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
- Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
- Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday
- Melissa McCarthy: Movie Actress.
- Olimpiada Ivanova: Russian race walker.
- Brett Schultz: South African cricketer.
- Brannen Temple: American drummer and composer.
- Jacco Eltingh: Heerde, Netherlands -- Tennis star (1993 ATP World Doubles).
- The then new feminist movement, led by Betty Friedan, leads a nation-wide Women's Strike for Equality.
- August 30 ampndash The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 takes place on East Afton Farm off the coast of England. Some 600,000 people attend the largest rock festival of all time. Artists include Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, Chicago, Richie Havens, John Sebastian, Joan Baez, Ten Years After, Emerson, Lake amp Palmer and Jethro Tull.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You
- Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
- Edwin Starr - War
- Bread - Make It With You
- Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
- Eric Burdon and War - Spill The Wine
- Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime
- Clarence Carter - Patches
- Chicago - 25 Or 6 To 4
- Ronnie Dyson - (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can't I Touch You
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