Thursday December 17, 1970

US date format: 12/17/1970, UK date format: 17/12/1970

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Stella Tennant and Sean Patrick Thomas. In that special week of December people in US were listening to The Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson. In UK I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds was in the top 5 hits. I Drink Your Blood, directed by David E. Durston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while The Greening Of America by Charles Reich was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Zollfahndung.
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Historical Events

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  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Gdansk, Poland shipworkers strike.
  • Polish 1970 protests: In Gdynia soldiers fire at workers emerging from trains, killing dozens.

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Movies

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I Drink Your Blood

I Drink Your Blood

Directed by: David E. Durston

Starring: Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, Jadin Wong, Rhonda Fultz, George Patterson

My Name Is Trinity

My Name Is Trinity

Directed by: Enzo Barboni

Starring: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Steffen Zacharias, Dan Sturkie

Country: United States of America

Donkey Skin

Donkey Skin

Directed by: Jacques Demy

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin, Micheline Presle

Little Big Man

Little Big Man

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam

Country: United States of America

El Topo

El Topo

Directed by: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, José Legarreta, Alfonso Arau

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Zollfahndung

Zollfahndung

Timeslip

Timeslip

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Hamburg Transit

Hamburg Transit

Starring: Karl-Heinz Hess, Eckart Dux

Chespirito

Chespirito

Spectreman

Spectreman

Days to next December 17

If December 17, 1970 is your birthday you're 49 years, 9 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 22 days.
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Books

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The Greening Of America by Charles Reich

The Greening Of America

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The 25th Anniversary of the Groundbreaking Classic. "If there was any doubt about the need for social transformation in 1970, that need is clear and urgent today....I

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

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

Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie

Passenger To Frankfurt

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The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable

Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw

Rich Man, Poor Man

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