Saturday 15 August 1970
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Anthony Anderson and Kevin Cheng.
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.
Soldier Blue, directed by Ralph Nelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while Up The Organization by Robert Townsend was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ljubav na seoski nacin.
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- Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
- Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
- Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
- RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
- Acadie ? National Day
- Egypt ? Flooding of the Nile Day
- India ? Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)
- Korea ? Liberation Day
- Italy ? "Ferragosto", remembrance of an ancient Roman holiday in honor of Augustus (Feriae Augusti)
- Liechtenstein ? Liechtenstein Day
- Tuva ? Tuva Republic Day, Naadym
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Alipius
- St. Arnoul/Arnulphus
- St. MacCartin/Ard/Aed
- The Assumption of Mary - a holy day of obligation
- Ancient Latvia ? M?ras
- Anthony Anderson: American comedian and actor.
- Kevin Cheng
- Maddie Corman: American actress.
- Ben Silverman: American actor producer and screenwriter founded Electus Studios.
- Maya Soetoro-Ng: Indonesian-American academic.
- Stéphane Peysson: French rugby union player.
- Dawn Ponte: Kent, Rhode Island -- Dance skater (1995 Eastern Junior Champ).
- Karl August Andersen: Composer, dies at 66.
- Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando)
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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