Monday January 12, 1970
US date format: 1/12/1970, UK date format: 12/1/1970
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 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 Zack de la Rocha and Jenny Griffith in Burbank.
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.
MASH, directed by Robert Altman, 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 Atakku no. 1.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 12, 1970?
- In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
- In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
- Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
- Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage.
- Biafran War ends, Biafra surrenders to Nigeria.
- Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
- Blanche Stuart Scott: American pilot, dies at age 84.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 12, 1970?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
- The Shocking Blue - Venus
- The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
- Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
- Peter, Paul and Mary - Leaving on A Jet Plane
- Elvis Presley - Don't Cry Daddy
- Tommy Roe - Jam Up Jelly Tight
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down On The Corner
- Ferrante and Teicher - Midnight Cowboy
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
- Diana Ross & The Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
- James Brown - Ain't It Funky Now (Part 1)
- Johnnie Taylor - Love Bones
- Jr. Walker & The All Stars - These Eyes
- James Brown - Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn (Part Two)
- Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Point It Out
- Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - What You Gave Me
- Eddie Holman - Hey There Lonely Girl
- Otis Leavill - I Love You
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 12If January 12, 1970 is your birthday you're 50 years, 8 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 21 days.
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