Saturday 8 August 1970
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Pascal Duquenne and Chester Williams.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to (They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters.
In UK In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry was in the top 5 hits.
Soldier Blue, directed by Ralph Nelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ljubav na seoski nacin.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Pascal Duquenne: Belgian actor, winner of the Best Performer Prize at the Cannes Film Festival on 5/20/1996 for his role in "The Eighth Day," directed by Jaco Van Dormael.
- Chester Williams: South African rugby player and coach.
- Catriona Fallon: Burlingame, California -- Rower (1992, 96 Olympics - 4th Place).
- Simone Annichiarico: Italian noted family member, she is the daughter of actor Walter Chiari and Alida Chelli.
- Patrice Braut: Belgian victim working as informatician in the WTC (97th Floor, twin tower North), discovered 13 years later by DNA test.
- Trev Alberts: American football player and journalist.
- Ben Davis: English chemist and academic.
- Amaia Arruti: LPGA golfer.
- New York Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You
- Bread - Make It With You
- Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
- Eric Burdon and War - Spill The Wine
- Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
- Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
- Alive and Kicking - Tighter, Tighter
- The Jackson 5 - The Love You Save
- The Temptations - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
- The Five Stairsteps - O-o-h Child
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