Friday October 2, 1970

US date format: 10/2/1970, UK date format: 2/10/1970

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 2, 1970). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kelly Ripa and Frédéric Kowal. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross. In UK Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles was in the top 5 hits. The Great White Hope, directed by Martin Ritt, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while God Is An Englishman by R.F. Delderfield was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Timeslip.
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The Great White Hope

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander, Lou Gilbert, Joel Fluellen

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C.C. & Company

Directed by: Seymour Robbie

Starring: Joe Namath, Ann-Margret, William Smith, Jennifer Billingsley

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When Women Had Tails

Directed by: Pasquale Festa Campanile

Starring: Senta Berger, Giuliano Gemma, Frank Wolff, Renzo Montagnani

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Directed by: Paul Morrissey

Starring: Joe Dallesandro, Holly Woodlawn, Geri Miller, Andrea Feldman

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Directed by: Arthur H. Nadel

Starring: Robert Goulet, Danièle Gaubert, Lawrence Dobkin, Carl Duering

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Written by: James Boswell, Ruth Boswell

Starring: Cheryl Burfield, Spencer Banks, Denis Quilley, Iris Russell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson

Starring: Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington, Ayshea Brough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Josie and the Pussycats

Directed by: Harry Elfont

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Starring: Mladen Serment, Eugen Franjkovic, Zvonimir Ferencic, Marija Aleksic

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 October 1970 ?

  • Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
  • World Farm Animal Day
  • Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Plane carrying Wichita State University football team crashes killing 30.
  • Billy Martin named manager of the Detroit Tigers.
  • A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people.
  • The Wichita State University football team's quotGoldquot plane crashes in Colorado, killing most of the players. They were on their way (along with administrators and fans) to a game with Utah State University.
  • In Lebanon, the government of Prime Minister Rashid Karami resigns.

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God Is An Englishman

By: R.F. Delderfield

This bestselling novel set in the ruthless world of Victorian commerce follows the fortunes of Adam Swann, a scion of an Army family and veteran of campaigns in the Crimea and

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Up The Organization

By: Robert Townsend

Although it was first published more than thirty-five years ago, Up the Organization continues to top the lists of best business books by groups as diverse as the American Management Association,

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Great Lion Of God

By: Taylor Caldwell

This classic, epic novel by the acclaimed novelist Caldwell, is a fascinating, moving and spiritual story about St. Paul, and the life and times of the Jews, Romans and early Christians

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The Crystal Cave

By: Mary Stewart

Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions.

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