Thursday 15 January 1970
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Michele Granger 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.
Angels and Demons, directed by Carlos Hugo Christensen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while Present At The Creation by Dean Acheson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Paris 7000.
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Which were the important events of 15 January 1970 ?
- 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.
- Malawi - John Chilembwe Day.
- Roman Catholic Church - Saint Ides, virgin, died January 15, 570.
- Roman Empire - Second day of the Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
- Wikipedia Day.
- Michele Granger: Anaheim, California -- Softball pitcher (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Elroy Kromheer: soccer player (FC Volendam).
- Dan Landry in San Diego: California, USA; volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics-1996).
- Elisabetta Donaggio: Italian noted family, the daughter of singer Pino Donaggio.
- Shane McMahon: American professional wrestler.
- William T Piper: American aircraft designer (Born 1881).
- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1970 ?
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
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