Monday 5 October 1970
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Anthony Phillips and Mark Luijpers.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Cracklin' Rosie by Neil Diamond.
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 Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Roads to Freedom.
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Which were the important events of 5 October 1970 ?
- Anthony Phillips: NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons).
- Mark Luijpers: Dutch soccer player (Roda JC).
- Thomas Randolph: NFL cornerback (New York Giants).
- Tina Poitras: Thompson, Manitoba -- 10k walker (1996 Olympics).
- Carlos Coy: Rapper.
- Josie Bissett: American actress
- Matthew Knights: Australian footballer and coach
- Audie Pitre: American singer and bass player (Acid Bath) (d. 1997)
- Tord Gustavsen: Norwegian pianist and composer
- Cal Wilson: New Zealand comedian actress and screenwriter
- John Creach, joins Jefferson Airplane
- PBS becomes a network
- Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross
- PBS (Public Broadcasting System) becomes a television network in the USA.
- Montreal, Quebec: British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group, triggering the October Crisis.
- The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie
- Jackson 5 - I'll Be There
- Dawn - Candida
- Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
- Free - All Right Now
- Bobby Sherman - Julie, Do Ya Love Me
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door
- Sugarloaf - Green-Eyed Lady
- Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun
- Rare Earth - (I Know) I'm Losing You
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