Thursday 12 November 1970
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tonya Harding and Craig Parker.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to I'll Be There by Jackson 5.
In UK Voodoo Chile by Jimi Hendrix Experience was in the top 5 hits.
When Moscow Laughs, directed by Boris Barnet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while Great Lion Of God by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Kleiner König Kalle Wirsch.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- R.C. Saints - Saint Lieven (Leafwini, Lebuin); Josaphat Kuncevyc
- Also see November 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Bah�'f Faith: Holy Day, Bah�'u'll�h
- National Holiday: Sun Yat-Sen (observed in China and Taiwan)
- In the Back To The Future film trilogy, November 12, 1955 is a key date. It is the date of the "famous Hill Valley lightning storm" which sends Marty McFly back to 1985 in his DeLorean time machine, and the date Marty gets his parents together. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc Brown return to this date to stop Biff Tannen from changing history. Doc Brown hyposthesizes that this date might hold some special significance, being the temporal junction point for the entire space-time
- Tonya Harding: American noted competition skater from age seven, winning her first national championship with a daring triple axel in 1991.
- Craig Parker: New Zealand actor.
- Donna Adamo: American professional wrestler.
- Elektra : American wrestler model and dancer.
- Héctor Arredondo: Mexican actor (d. 2014).
- Sarah Harmer: Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- 240 km/h cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die
- Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell
- Cleveland Cavaliers' first NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland Trail Blazers 105-103.
- The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous ''exploding whale'' incident.
- The 1970 Bhola cyclone makes landfall on the coast of East Pakistan becoming the deadliest tropical cyclone in history.
- Soviet author Andrei Amalrik is sentenced to 3 years for 'anti-Soviet' writings.
- Hafez al-Assad comes to power in Syria, following a military coup within the Ba'ath party.
- Southern Airlines Flight 932 crashes in Wayne County, West Virginia all 75 on board, including 37 players and 5 coaches from the Marshall University football team, are killed.
- The Soviet Union enters the ICAO, making Russian the fourth official language of the organization.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jackson 5 - I'll Be There
- Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun
- James Taylor - Fire And Rain
- The Partridge Family - I Think I Love You
- R. Dean Taylor - Indiana Wants Me
- Sugarloaf - Green-Eyed Lady
- Smokey Robinson - The Tears Of A Clown
- 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) - Somebody's Been Sleeping
- Brian Hyland - Gypsy Woman
- Bread - It Don't Matter To Me
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