Tuesday 6 January 1970, Epiphany
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gabrielle Reece and Julie Chen.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas.
In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits.
Angels and Demons, directed by Carlos Hugo Christensen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Kolumbowie.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- Gabrielle Reece: American professional volleyball player (until 2000), sports announcer, fashion model and actress.
- Julie Chen: American television personality, news anchor, and producer for CBS.
- Keenan McCardell NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns: Jacksonville Jaguars).
- Geert Brusselers: soccer player (NAC).
- John Gerak NFL tight end/guide (Minnesota Vikings: Saint Louis Rams).
- Daniel Naulty in Los Angeles: California, USA; pitcher (Minnesota Twins).
- Jose Carabali: Venezuelan track and field athlete.
- Yuliana Angelova: Bulgarian astrologer, selflessly engaged in advising and helping others in the Astrodienst forum during many years, from 2007 until a month before her death in 2014.
- José Carabalí: Venezuelan runner.
- Kerrin Petty in Townshend: Vermont, USA; cross country skier (Olympics-1994).
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
- Peter, Paul and Mary - Leaving on A Jet Plane
- The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
- Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
- The Shocking Blue - Venus
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down On The Corner
- Steam - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
- Bobby Sherman - La La La (If I Had You)
- Tommy Roe - Jam Up Jelly Tight
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