Monday 17 August 1970
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
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.
Soldier Blue, directed by Ralph Nelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while Such Good Friends by Lois Gould was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Ljubav na seoski nacin.
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- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Jim Courier: American tennis player, won four grand slam tournaments between 1991 and 1993.
- Mark Gebel: American circus performer and noted family, the son of Gunther Gebel-Williams, the Ringling Brothers great animal trainer.
- Tammy Townsend: TV Actress.
- ?yvind Leonhardsen: Norwegian footballer.
- Karl Unterkircher: Italian-born mountain climber and guide, he was born in the Tyrol in the Dolomites where he found climbing fascinating even as a young man.
- Rupert Degas: English actor and voice artist.
- Andrus Kivirähk: Estonian author.
- Øyvind Leonhardsen: Norwegian footballer and coach.
- Bernard Wilson: NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals).
- Brad Bretz: WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy).
- Rattana Pestonji: Thai director producer screenwriter and cinematographer (d. 1970).
- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1970 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bread - Make It With You
- Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You
- Eric Burdon and War - Spill The Wine
- Edwin Starr - War
- Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime
- Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
- Clarence Carter - Patches
- Freda Payne - Band Of Gold
- B.J. Thomas - I Just Can't Help Believing
- Alive and Kicking - Tighter, Tighter
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