Wednesday September 16, 1970

US date format: 9/16/1970, UK date format: 16/9/1970

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 16, 1970). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Cécile de Ménibus and Tamron Hall. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross. In UK Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles was in the top 5 hits. Monte Walsh, directed by William A. Fraker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while The Wall Street Jungle by Richard Ney was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Timeslip.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
  • Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
  • In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
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Events

  • Jordan King Hussein forms military government
  • King Hussein of Jordan declares military rule following the hijacking of four civilian airliners by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). This results in the formation of the Black September Palestinian paramilitary unit.

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Movies

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Monte Walsh

Monte Walsh

Directed by: William A. Fraker

Starring: Lee Marvin, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Palance, Mitchell Ryan

The Baby Maker

The Baby Maker

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Barbara Hershey, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Sam Groom, Scott Glenn

Country: United States of America

Trog

Trog

Directed by: Freddie Francis

Starring: Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Bernard Kay, Kim Braden

Tora! Tora! Tora!

Tora! Tora! Tora!

Directed by: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda

Starring: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

Country: United States of America

Barefoot in the Park

Barefoot in the Park

Directed by: Gene Saks

Starring: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer, Mildred Natwick

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Timeslip

Timeslip

Written by:

Starring: Cheryl Burfield, Spencer Banks, Denis Quilley, Iris Russell

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

UFO

UFO

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Starring: Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington, Ayshea Brough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Josie and the Pussycats

Josie and the Pussycats

Directed by: Harry Elfont

Irmãos Coragem

Irmãos Coragem

Menace

Menace

Starring: David Wood, John Wentworth, Sheila Fearn, Sheila Hancock

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next September 16

If September 16, 1970 is your birthday you're 50 years, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 21 days.
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Books

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The Wall Street Jungle by Richard Ney

The Wall Street Jungle

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The Wall Street Jungle [Jan 01, 1970] Ney, Richard ... B00005X4AX

God Is An Englishman by R.F. Delderfield

God Is An Englishman

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This bestselling novel set in the ruthless world of Victorian commerce follows the fortunes of Adam Swann, a scion of an Army family and veteran of campaigns in the Crimea and

Human Sexual Inadequacy by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson

Human Sexual Inadequacy

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The innovative program described in this book revolutionizes the the treatment of sexual dysfunction. During eleven years of daily clinical work, more than five hundred couples have been treated at Masters and Johnson's Reproductive Biology Research Foundation in St.

Sexual Politics by Kate Millett

Sexual Politics

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"Praised and denounced when it was first published in 1970, "Sexual Politics" not only explored history but also became part of it.

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

The Crystal Cave

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Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions.


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