Friday 15 May 1970
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Prince Be and Cory Philpot.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to American Woman by The Guess Who.
In UK Back Home by England World Cup Squad was in the top 5 hits.
The Ballad of Cable Hogue, directed by Sam Peckinpah, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 15 May 1970 ?
- Paraguay - Independence Day. Celebrations for the anniversary of the independence begin on Flag Day, 14 May.
- Nakba Day in Palestinian communities.
- Roman Empire - Mercuralia in honor of Mercury held.
- International day of climate changes.
- International conscientious objectors' day.
- Buddha's Birthday in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea (2005).
- United States - Peace Officers Memorial Day.
- International day of families.
- Teacher's Day in Mexico (Dfa del Maestro) and South Korea (??? ?).
- Saint Dymphna
- Saint Achillius
- Saint Gerebern
- Saint Isidore the Labourer
- Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
- Saint Reticius
- Saint Denise
- Slovenia - Day of Slovenian armed forces.
- Prince Be: Rapper (PM Dawn).
- Cory Philpot: Canadian Football League running back (British Columbia Lions).
- Desmond Howard NFL receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars: Oakland Raiders).
- Keith Tower: NBA center (Los Angeles Clippers).
- Ronald de: Boer; Dutch soccer player (Ajax).
- Tony Brown: NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks).
- Artie Smith: NFL defensive end (Cincinnati Bengals).
- Frank de: Boer; Dutch soccer star (Ajax).
- Desmond Howard: American football player, a wide receiver/kick returner for the Oakland Raiders. Howard has played for a smattering of NFL teams over the expanse of his seven-year career, but first signed with the Washington Redskins on 8/25/1992. An excellent player, Howard's honors include the Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Awards in 1991 and the Superbowl MVP Award and single-season record for most yards by punt return in 1996. In his career as a whole, and as part of the NFC and league championship Green Bay Pa
- Daniel LaPlante: American homicide; accused murderer of a housewife and her two young children 12/01/1987. In December 1986 he had terrorized another family, who escaped.
- Frank de Boer: Dutch footballer and manager
- Ronald de Boer: Dutch footballer and manager
- Alison Jackson: English photographer director and screenwriter
- Anne Meyers: American violinist and educator
- Martin Rossiter: Welsh singer-songwriter (Gene)
- Rod Smith: NFL wide reciever (Denver Broncos - Super Bowl 32)
- Ben Wallace: English captain and politician
- Mississippi Highway Patrol kills 2 at Jackson State College
- South-Africa excluded from Olympic play
- Elizabeth Hoisington and Anna Mae Mays named first female US generals.
- President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army Generals.
- Philip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green are killed at Jackson State University by police during student protests.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- The Guess Who - American Woman
- The Jackson 5 - ABC
- The Ides Of March - Vehicle
- The Beatles - Let It Be
- Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia
- Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky
- Ray Stevens - Everything Is Beautiful
- Tyrone Davis - Turn Back The Hands Of Time
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up Around The Bend
- The Marmalade - Reflections Of My Life
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