Thursday January 15, 1970

US date format: 1/15/1970, UK date format: 15/1/1970

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 15, 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 Shane McMahon and Elroy Kromheer. 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..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
  • Jallikattu in South India.
  • United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
  • North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
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Events

  • Republic Biafra disbands, joins Nigeria.
  • Milwaukee Brewers make their first trade (with Oakland Athletics).
  • Muammar al-Qaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.
  • Nigerian Civil War: After a 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria, Biafra surrenders.

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Movies

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MASH

MASH

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman

Country: United States of America

The Molly Maguires

The Molly Maguires

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar, Frank Finlay

Scream and Scream Again

Scream and Scream Again

Directed by: Gordon Hessler

Starring: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Judy Huxtable

Pippi in the South Seas

Pippi in the South Seas

Directed by: Olle Hellbom

Starring: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg, Beppe Wolgers

Bloodthirsty Butchers

Bloodthirsty Butchers

Directed by: Andy Milligan

Starring: John Miranda, Annabella Wood, Berwick Kaler, Jane Hilary

TV Series

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Atakku no. 1

Atakku no. 1

Manhunt

Manhunt

Directed by: Greg Barker

Look, Stranger

Look, Stranger

Directed by: Arielle Javitch

The Tim Conway Show

The Tim Conway Show

Carrusel del domingo

Carrusel del domingo

Days to next January 15

If January 15, 1970 is your birthday you're 50 years, 8 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Collapse Of The Third Republic by William L. Shirer

The Collapse Of The Third Republic

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An acclaimed historian unfolds a monumental, eyewitness page-turner on the tragic fall of France to Hitler’s Third Reich at the outset of WWII. As an international war correspondent and radio commentator, William L.

In Someones Shadow by Rod McKuen

In Someones Shadow

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In Someone's Shadow, by McKuen, Rod

The Peter Principle by Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull

The Peter Principle

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“The Peter Principle has cosmic implications.”—New York TimesBack in 1969, Lawrence J. Peter created a cultural phenomenon with his brilliant, outrageous, hilarious, and all-too-true treatise on business and life, The Peter

Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault

Fire From Heaven

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“Written with her usual vigor and imagination...Mary Renault has a great talent.”–The New York Times Book ReviewAlexander’s beauty, strength, and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on January 15, 1970?

On January 15, 1970 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is January 15, 1970?

On January 15, 1970 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on January 15, 1970?

On January 15, 1970 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on January 15, 1970?

On January 15, 1970 the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour).

Who was the Pope on January 15, 1970?

On January 15, 1970 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on January 15, 1970?

On January 15, 1970 several famous people were born including, Shane McMahon, Michele Granger, Elroy Kromheer.

Which famous people died on January 15, 1970?

Famous people died on January 15, 1970 include, William T Piper.

What was the number one song in January 15, 1970?

The number one song in the week of January 15, 1970 was Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas in US and Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris in UK.

What were the top hits on January 15, 1970?

The top hits on January 15, 1970 were Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas, Venus by The Shocking Blue, I Want You Back by The Jackson 5 in US and Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris, Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition, Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley in UK.


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