Thursday 31 December 1970, NewYear’s Eve
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). In that special week of December people in US were listening to My Sweet Lord by George Harrison.
In UK I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds was in the top 5 hits.
Sometimes a Great Notion, directed by Paul Newman, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while Islands In The Stream by Ernest Hemingway 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 31 December 1970 ?
- New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
- Dan Howe: Kingston, Ontario -- Canoeist (1996 Olympics).
- Dunstan Anderson NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins: New Orleans Saints, Rhein Fire).
- Edwin Huizinga Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen: Emmen).
- Michel Brunet in Gatineau: QuTbec, Canada; ice dancer (1996 Canadians-second).
- Jorjao: Brazilian footballer.
- Carlos Morales Quintana: husband of Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark
- Jorge da Costa Silva: Brazilian footballer
- Danny McNamara: English singer-songwriter (Embrace)
- Carlos Quintana: Spanish-Danish architect and sailor
- Bryon Russell: American basketball player
- Chandra West: Canadian actress
- Cyril M Scott: English composer/author (Alchemist), dies at age 91.
- Congress authorizes Eisenhower dollar coin
- Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to dissolve the Beatles.
- President Allende nationalizes Chilean coal mines.
- US President Richard Nixon signs the Bank Holding Act legislation creating the Eisenhower dollar coin, and removing the last silver from circulating coins (Kennedy half dollars).
- The first Regional Technical Colleges open in Ireland.
- Sada Abe, Japanese former prostitute and later actress, disappears.
- The Sweet Track, the world's oldest engineered roadway, is discovered in England.
- Alvin Toffler publishes his book ''Future Shock''.
- Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
- The 5th Dimension - One Less Bell To Answer
- Dawn - Knock Three Times
- Smokey Robinson - The Tears Of A Clown
- Santana - Black Magic Woman
- The Partridge Family - I Think I Love You
- Chicago - Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
- The Supremes - Stoned Love
- Van Morrison - Domino
- Brian Hyland - Gypsy Woman
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