Sunday December 13, 1970
US date format: 12/13/1970, UK date format: 13/12/1970
It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 13, 1970). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.
Famous people born on this day include Michaël Cohen and Tonja Yevette Buford-Bailey in Dayton.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson.
In UK I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds was in the top 5 hits.
My Name Is Trinity, directed by Enzo Barboni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while Inside The Third Reich by Albert Speer was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Zollfahndung.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 13, 1970?
- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
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- Greg Chappell scores 108 on Test debut versus England at the WACA.
- The government of Poland announces food price increases. Riots and looting lead to a bloody confrontation between the rioters and the government on December 15, and martial law December 17–22.
- The USSR's ''Venera 7'' becomes the first spacecraft to land successfully on Venus and transmit data back to Earth.
- The South Korean ferry ''Namyong Ho'' capsizes off Korean Strait 308 people are killed.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 13, 1970?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Smokey Robinson - The Tears Of A Clown
- The Partridge Family - I Think I Love You
- Brian Hyland - Gypsy Woman
- The 5th Dimension - One Less Bell To Answer
- Jackson 5 - I'll Be There
- George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
- Santana - Black Magic Woman
- Badfinger - No Matter What
- Chicago - Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
- The Guess Who - Share The Land
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown
- Stevie Wonder - Heaven Help Us All
- James Brown - Super Bad (Part 1 & Part 2)
- Wilson Pickett - Engine Number 9
- The Supremes - Stoned Love
- Chairman Of The Board - Pay To The Piper
- King Floyd - Groove Me
- The Presidents - 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love)
- Curtis Mayfield - (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go
- Aretha Franklin - Border Song (Holy Moses)/You And Me
Sport Games on December 13, 1970
- Baltimore Colts - Buffalo Bills : 20 - 14
- Cincinnati Bengals - Houston Oilers : 30 - 20
- Green Bay Packers - Chicago Bears : 17 - 35
- Kansas City Chiefs - Oakland Raiders : 6 - 20
- Minnesota Vikings - Boston Patriots : 35 - 14
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