Monday April 20, 1970

US date format: 4/20/1970, UK date format: 20/4/1970

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 20, 1970). The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Shemar Moore and Herbert Nitsch. In that special week of April people in US were listening to ABC by The Jackson 5. In UK Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel was in the top 5 hits. Taste the Blood of Dracula, directed by Peter Sasdy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while The House On The Strand by Daphne du Maurier was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching For the Love of Ada.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • USA- National High Five Day
  • Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
  • Saint Victor (d.303)
  • Saint Marcellinus
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Events

  • 74th Boston Marathon won by Ron Hill of Great Britain in 2:10:30 (new US marathon record).
  • Bruno Kreisky becomes first socialist chancellor of Austria.

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Movies

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Taste the Blood of Dracula

Taste the Blood of Dracula

Directed by: Peter Sasdy

Starring: Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Gwen Watford, Linda Hayden

Sachaa Jhutha

Sachaa Jhutha

Directed by: Manmohan Desai

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Vinod Khanna, Faryal

Hi, Mom!

Hi, Mom!

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Starring: Robert De Niro, Allen Garfield, Lara Parker, Charles Durning

In the Folds of the Flesh

In the Folds of the Flesh

Directed by: Sergio Bergonzelli

Starring: Eleonora Rossi Drago, Pier Angeli, Fernando Sancho, Alfredo Mayo

Eden and After

Eden and After

Directed by: Alain Robbe-Grillet

Starring: Catherine Jourdan, Pierre Zimmer, Richard Leduc, Lorraine Rainer

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For the Love of Ada

For the Love of Ada

Directed by: Ronnie Baxter

Norman

Norman

Directed by: Jonathan Segal

The 1970 Stanley Cup Finals

The 1970 Stanley Cup Finals

Musique s'il vous plaît

Musique s'il vous plaît

Fantom operety

Fantom operety

Days to next April 20

If April 20, 1970 is your birthday you're 50 years, 5 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months.
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Books

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The House On The Strand by Daphne du Maurier

The House On The Strand

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In this haunting tale, Daphne du Maurier takes a fresh approach to time travel. A secret experimental concoction, once imbibed, allows you to return to the fourteenth century.

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,

Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser

Mary Queen Of Scots

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Author of Marie AntoinetteShe was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin promised to place a third glorious crown on her …

Love & Will by Rollo May

Love & Will

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"An extraordinary book on sex and civilization....An important contribution to contemporary morality."―Newsweek The heart of man's dilemma, according to Rollo May, is the failure to understand the real meaning of love and will, their source and interrelation.


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