Monday August 17, 1970

US date format: 8/17/1970, UK date format: 17/8/1970

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 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 Jim Courier and Mark Gebel. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Make It With You by Bread. In UK The Wonder Of You by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter, directed by Yasuharu Hasebe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while Up The Organization by Robert Townsend was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Irmãos Coragem.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes

Events

  • Venera 7 (US), 1st softlanding on Venus, launched
  • August 18 ampndash The U.S. sinks 418 containers of nerve gas into the Gulf Stream near the Bahamas.

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Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter

Directed by: Yasuharu Hasebe

Starring: Meiko Kaji, Rikiya Yasuoka, Tatsuya Fuji, Jirô Okazaki

House of Dark Shadows

House of Dark Shadows

Directed by: Dan Curtis

Starring: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Roger Davis

WUSA

WUSA

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Perkins, Laurence Harvey

Soldier Blue

Soldier Blue

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Starring: Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss, Donald Pleasence, John Anderson

Country: United States of America

Lovers and Other Strangers

Lovers and Other Strangers

Directed by: Cy Howard

Starring: Gig Young, Bea Arthur, Bonnie Bedelia, Michael Brandon

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Irmãos Coragem

Irmãos Coragem

Villette

Villette

Schwarzer Peter

Schwarzer Peter

Starring: Peter Garden, Helmut Brandenburg

Tilim

Tilim

Looks Familiar

Looks Familiar

Days to next August 17

If August 17, 1970 is your birthday you're 50 years, 1 month, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 23 days.
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Books

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Up The Organization by Robert Townsend

Up The Organization

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Although it was first published more than thirty-five years ago, Up the Organization continues to top the lists of best business books by groups as diverse as the American Management Association,

The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt

The Secret Woman

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With Over 100 Million Copies Sold, Victoria Holt is the Queen of Gothic Romance"I shall be back," he said"When?""Perhaps sooner than you think."He

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.

The Lord Won'T Mind by Gordon Merrick

The Lord Won'T Mind

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Prior to the publication of this beloved novel, nearly every gay novel and play seemed to end in suicide--or at least deep despair.

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.


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