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Sunday 4 October 1970

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include BT (musician) and Brian Kozlowski. 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 Human Sexual Inadequacy by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Roads to Freedom.
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The Baby Maker

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Barbara Hershey, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Sam Groom

Country: United States

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Tora! Tora! Tora!

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Starring: Martin Balsam, S Yamamura, Jason Robards

Country: United States

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Five Easy Pieces

Directed by: Bob Rafelson

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush

Country: United States

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Soldier Blue

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Starring: Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss, Donald Pleasence

Country: United States

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Lovers and Other Strangers

Directed by: Cy Howard

Starring: Gig Young, Bea Arthur, Bonnie Bedelia

Country: United States

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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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Starring: David Wood, John Wentworth, Sheila Fearn, Sheila Hancock

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Odd Couple

Written by: Jerry Belson, Garry Marshall

Starring: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro

Country: United States

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Mary Tyler Moore

Written by: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns

Starring: Mary Tyler Moore, Gavin MacLeod, Edward Asner, Ted Knight

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 October 1970 ?

Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Janis Joplin: American singer and rock-star of the hippie years whose style of singing was a cross between blues and larynx-shredding, carefully rehearsed shrieking.
  • George Frederick McKay: Composer, dies at 71.
  • Kansas City Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal
  • Umps return after 1-day walkout in quest of higher wages
  • WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984-foot TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Sport Games on 4 October 1970

American Football
  • Baltimore Colts - Boston Patriots : 14 - 6
  • Dallas Cowboys - St. Louis Cardinals : 7 - 20
  • Houston Oilers - Cincinnati Bengals : 20 - 13
  • Kansas City Chiefs - Denver Broncos : 13 - 26
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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Human Sexual Inadequacy

By: William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson

The innovative program described in this book revolutionizes the the treatment of sexual dysfunction. During eleven years of daily clinical work, more than five hundred couples have been treated at Masters

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The Child From The Sea

By: Elizabeth Goudge

Against the pomp and pageantry of turbulent seventeenth-century England, Elizabeth Goudge weaves the poignant tale of Lucy Walter, the proud and beautiful secret wife of Charles II.

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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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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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