Friday 2 October 1970
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Maribel Verdu and Frederic 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 Baby Maker, directed by James Bridges, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while The Lord Won'T Mind by Gordon Merrick was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Roads to Freedom.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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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)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Maribel Verdu: Spanish actress.
- Frederic Kowal: French Olympic Bronze Medal winner in canoe-kayak on 7/27/1996, Atlanta.
- Kelly Ripa: American actress, talk show host and television producer.
- Eddie Guardado: Stockton, California -- Pitcher (Minn Twins).
- Patricia O'Callaghan: Canadian soprano and producer.
- Maribel Verdú: Spanish actress and singer
- 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.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- National Weather Service of NOAA.
- NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps.
- In Bolivia, Army Commander General Rogelio Miranda and a group of officers rebel and demand the resignation of President Alfredo Ovando Candía, who fires him.
- National Educational Television ends operations, being succeeded by PBS.
- In Los Angeles, Rock and blues singer Janis Joplin dies in her hotel room, from an overdose of heroin.
- U.S. President Richard Nixon's European tour ends.
- The Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) kidnaps James Cross in Montreal and demands release of all its imprisoned members. The next day the Canadian government announces it will not meet the demand, beginning Quebec's October Crisis.
- The Public Broadcasting Service begins broadcasting.
- Bolivian President Alfredo Ovando Candía resigns General Rogelio Miranda takes over but resigns soon after.
- French President Georges Pompidou visits the Soviet Union.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door
- Dawn - Candida
- Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie
- Bobby Sherman - Julie, Do Ya Love Me
- Jackson 5 - I'll Be There
- Rare Earth - (I Know) I'm Losing You
- Anne Murray - Snowbird
- Edwin Starr - War
- Free - All Right Now
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