Thursday 15 October 1970
It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Cooper Harris and Lonnie Palelei.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to I'll Be There by Jackson 5.
In UK Band Of Gold by Freda Payne was in the top 5 hits.
The Vampire Lovers, directed by Roy Ward Baker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Roads to Freedom.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 15 October 1970 ?
- United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
- R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
- Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
- French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Cooper Harris: CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats).
- Lonnie Palelei: Guard (NY Jets).
- Eric Benet: American singer.
- Ginuwine : R&B Singer.
- Eric Benét: American singer-songwriter and actor.
- Bridge over Yarra River in Melbourne crashes; killing 35
- Russian passenger flight hijacked to Turkey
- Anwar Sadat elected President of Egypt
- Baltimore Orioles beat Cincinnati Reds, four games to one in 67th World Series.
- Thirty-five construction workers are killed when a section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses.
- The domestic Soviet Aeroflot Flight 244 is hijacked and diverted to Turkey.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Jackson 5 - I'll Be There
- Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie
- Sugarloaf - Green-Eyed Lady
- Free - All Right Now
- Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun
- Dawn - Candida
- Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
- Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door
- Bobby Sherman - Julie, Do Ya Love Me
- James Taylor - Fire And Rain
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