Wednesday 8 April 1970
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gerald Vaughn and Harold Bishop.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Let It Be by The Beatles.
In UK Wand'rin' Star by Lee Marvin was in the top 5 hits.
Colossus: The Forbin Project, directed by Joseph Sargent, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while The House On The Strand by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching A Family at War.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 April 1970 ?
- Saint Constance
- Buddha's Birthday in Japan
- Saint Walter of Pontoise (died 1099)
- Saint Julie Billiart of Namur (died 1816).
- Gerald Vaughn: Canadian Football League defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats).
- Harold Bishop: NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns).
- Derek D: Brown in Washington DC; team handball right wing (Olympics-1996).
- Beatrice Bocci: Italian showgirl, beauty pageant winner and television presenter.
- Bourne: TV Actor.
- Marie V Felix: Prince of Luxemburg, dies.
- Cry for Us All opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 8 performances
- US Senate rejects President Richard Nixon's nomination of Carswell to Supreme Court.
- Bahr el-Baqar incident: Israeli bombers strike an Egyptian school. 46 children are killed.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Beatles - Let It Be
- The Jackson 5 - ABC
- John Ono Lennon - Instant Karma (We All Shine On)
- Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
- Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
- Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
- Frijid Pink - House Of The Rising Sun
- Badfinger - Come And Get It
- Bobby Sherman - Easy Come, Easy Go
- The Jaggerz - The Rapper
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