Monday 10 August 1970
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Gino Torretta and Bret Hedican.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to (They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters.
In UK The Wonder Of You by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits.
Lovers and Other Strangers, directed by Cy Howard, 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 Ljubav na seoski nacin.
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Which were the important events of 10 August 1970 ?
- Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
- Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
- Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
- St. Deusdedit
- Ancient Latvia - Labrenca Diena held
- St. Blaan
- Gino Torretta: American football player, a quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings (1993), Detroit Lions (1994), San Francisco 49ers (1995–1996), Seattle Seahawks (1996–1997) and Indianapolis Colts (1997).
- Bret Hedican: St. Paul -- NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks).
- Brendon Julian: New Zealand-Australian cricketer and journalist.
- Steve Mautone: Australian footballer and coach.
- Bernd-Alois Zimmermann: German Composer (Requiem), commits suicide at 52.
- Jim Morrison is tried in Miami on lewd & lascivious behavior
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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
- Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime
- Edwin Starr - War
- Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
- Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
- Alive and Kicking - Tighter, Tighter
- The Temptations - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
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