Monday 31 August 1970
It was Monday, 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.
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- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Deborah Gibson: American singer.
- Rania of Jordan : Royalty.
- Debbie Gibson in Brooklyn: New York, USA; singer ("Only in My Dreams").
- Debbie Gibson: American singer-songwriter producer and actress.
- Nikola Gruevski: Macedonian economist and politician 6th Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia.
- Kristina Cook: English horse rider
- Greg Mulholland: English politician
- Rania : Queen Rania of Jordan
- Amy Stein: American photographer and educator
- Arie van Lent: Dutch-German footballer and manager
- Zack Ward: Canadian actor and producer
- John Rex: American homicide; he used his computer bulletin board to lure and kidnap young boys for the purpose of sexual attack. A 23-year-old student at the Middlesex Community College with near-perfect grades, Rex lived at home with his parents. He was apprehended when he asked two separate contacts, youngsters, to abduct a blond boy between the ages of six and nine and bring him to the family cabin in New Hampshire where he said he would kill the boy and eat him.
- James Robinson: NBA guard (LA Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers)
- 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)
- Lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist, convicted
- Peter Yarrow arrested for taking immoral liberties with girl, 14
- WKMJ TV channel 68 in Louisville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Edwin Starr - War
- Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
- Bread - Make It With You
- Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime
- Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You
- Chicago - 25 Or 6 To 4
- Clarence Carter - Patches
- Ronnie Dyson - (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can't I Touch You
- Eric Burdon and War - Spill The Wine
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door
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