Saturday April 11, 1970
US date format: 4/11/1970, UK date format: 11/4/1970
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 11, 1970). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Clair (humorist) and Trevor Linden in Medicine Hat.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Let It Be by The Beatles.
In UK Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits.
Eden and After, directed by Alain Robbe-Grillet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while The Gang That Couldn'T Shoot Straight by Jimmy Breslin was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching For the Love of Ada.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 11, 1970?
- Saint Stanislas
- Juan Santamarfa Day, anniversary of his death in the Battle of Rivas (State holiday in Costa Rica).
- Saint Godeberta
- Saint Gemma of Lucca
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- Apollo 13 launched to Moon; unable to land, returns in 6 days
- John H O'Hara, American journalist (Pal Joey, Rage to Live), dies at age 65.
- Apollo 13, the third manned lunar landing mission, is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying astronauts James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 11, 1970?
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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
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Jackson 5 - ABC
- Jr. Walker & The All Stars - Gotta Hold On To This Feeling
- Aretha Franklin - Call Me
- Little Sister - You're The One-Part II
- The Supremes - Up The Ladder To The Roof
- The Originals - The Bells
- Tyrone Davis - Turn Back The Hands Of Time
- James Brown - It's A New Day (Part 1) & (Part 2)
- Doris Duke - To The Other Woman (I'm The Other Woman)
- Brook Benton - Rainy Night In Georgia
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next April 11If April 11, 1970 is your birthday you're 50 years, 5 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 22 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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