Sunday August 16, 1970US date format: 8/16/1970, UK date format: 16/8/1970
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It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1970). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ness (TV host) and Fabio Casartelli.
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.
House of Dark Shadows, directed by Dan Curtis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while Human Sexual Inadequacy by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Irmãos Coragem.
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- RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
- USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
- Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
- Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
- Ness (TV host)
- Fabio Casartelli: Italian athlete, an Olympic Gold Medal...
- Eric Swann: NFL defensive tackle (Arizona...
- Lester Smith: CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts).
- Quinton McCracken: Wilmington, North Carolina -- Outfielder...
- Wilco Hellinga: Soccer player (SC Heerenveen).
- Killah Priest: American rapper.
- Manisha Koirala: Nepalese Bollywood actress.
- Saif Ali Khan: Indian actor.
- Saif Khan: Movie Actor.
- Bonnie Bernstein: American journalist and sportscaster.
- Anthony Anderson: Actor.
- Adrian Hardy: NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals).
- Maya Soetoro-Ng: Educator.
- Dena Head: WNBA guard (Utah Starzz).
- 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills, Oklahoma
- Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cincinnati Golf Open
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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
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) - Stevie Wonder
- 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)
Top #10 R&B songs
- Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
- Get Up (I Feel Like Being Like A) Sex Machine (Part 1) - James Brown
- Jr. Walker & The All Stars - Do You See My Love (For You Growing)
- Edwin Starr - War
- The Love You Save/I Found That Girl - Jackson 5
- Clarence Carter - Patches
- Johnnie Taylor - Steal Away
- Gene Chandler - Groovy Situation
- Tyrone Davis - I'll Be Right Here
- The Three Degrees - Maybe
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