Tuesday January 20, 1970

US date format: 1/20/1970, UK date format: 20/1/1970

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 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 Skeet Ulrich and Branka Katic. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas. In UK Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris was in the top 5 hits. Patton, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Atakku no. 1.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Aquarius.
  • Saint Fabian
  • Euthymus
  • Desiderius
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Events

  • Super Fight, computer mock championship between Muhammed Ali and Marciano.
  • 20th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 142-135 at Philadelphia.
  • The Greater London Council announces its plans for the Thames Barrier at Woolwich to prevent flooding (the barrier opens in 1981).
  • Five lifeboatmen are killed when a Fraserburgh, Scotland vessel, ''The Duchess of Kent'', capsizes.
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Movies

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Patton

Patton

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong

Country: United States of America

Start the Revolution Without Me

Start the Revolution Without Me

Directed by: Bud Yorkin

Starring: Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland, Hugh Griffith, Jack MacGowran

The Bear and the Doll

The Bear and the Doll

Directed by: Michel Deville

Starring: Brigitte Bardot, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Daniel Ceccaldi, Georges Claisse

Horror of the Blood Monsters

Horror of the Blood Monsters

Directed by: Al Adamson

Starring: John Carradine, Robert Dix, Vicki Volante, Joey Benson

MASH

MASH

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Atakku no. 1

Atakku no. 1

Manhunt

Manhunt

Directed by: Greg Barker

Look, Stranger

Look, Stranger

Directed by: Arielle Javitch

Die Baumwollpflücker

Die Baumwollpflücker

Starring: Helmut Schmid

Rischiatutto

Rischiatutto

Days to next January 20

If January 20, 1970 is your birthday you're 50 years, 8 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 30 days.
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Books

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The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles

The French Lieutenant'S Woman

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Perhaps the most beloved of John Fowles's internationally bestselling works, The French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive storytelling that effectively invents anew the Victorian novel.

Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault

Fire From Heaven

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“Written with her usual vigor and imagination...Mary Renault has a great talent.”–The New York Times Book ReviewAlexander’s beauty, strength, and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts

The Peter Principle by Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull

The Peter Principle

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“The Peter Principle has cosmic implications.”—New York TimesBack in 1969, Lawrence J. Peter created a cultural phenomenon with his brilliant, outrageous, hilarious, and all-too-true treatise on business and life, The Peter

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 …

Present At The Creation by Dean Acheson

Present At The Creation

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With deft portraits of many world figures, Dean Acheson analyzes the processes of policy making, the necessity for decision, and the role of power and initiative in matters of state.


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