Friday March 20, 1970

US date format: 3/20/1970, UK date format: 20/3/1970

It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 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 Michael Rapaport and Dayna Devon. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel. In UK Wand'rin' Star by Lee Marvin was in the top 5 hits. The White Sun of the Desert, directed by Vladimir Motyl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Norman.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Canberra Day
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Events

  • Agency for Cultural and Technical Co-operation (ACCT) (Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique).
  • The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto.
  • ampquotAll Kinds of Everythingampquot, sung by Dana (music and text by Derry Lindsay and Jackie Smith), wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1970 for Ireland.
  • NASA's ''Explorer 1'', the first American satellite and Explorer program spacecraft, reenters Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit.
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Movies

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The White Sun of the Desert

The White Sun of the Desert

Directed by: Vladimir Motyl

Starring: Anatoliy Kuznetsov, Pavel Luspekayev, Spartak Mishulin, Kakhi Kavsadze

Country: United States of America

Leo the Last

Leo the Last

Directed by: John Boorman

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Billie Whitelaw, Calvin Lockhart, Glenna Forster-Jones

Bizarre

Bizarre

Directed by: Antony Balch

Starring: Richard Schulman, Janet Spearman, Dorothy Grumbar, Anthony Rowlands

Bloody Mama

Bloody Mama

Directed by: Roger Corman

Starring: Shelley Winters, Don Stroud, Pat Hingle, Diane Varsi

Country: United States of America

The Adventurers

The Adventurers

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Starring: Charles Aznavour, Alan Badel, Candice Bergen, Thommy Berggren

TV Series

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Norman

Norman

Directed by: Jonathan Segal

Manhunt

Manhunt

Directed by: Greg Barker

Look, Stranger

Look, Stranger

Directed by: Arielle Javitch

Ashita no Jô

Ashita no Jô

Starring: Teruhiko Aoi, Jûkei Fujioka, Shûsei Nakamura, Masako Ebisu

Country: Japan

The Best of Everything

The Best of Everything

Days to next March 20

If March 20, 1970 is your birthday you're 50 years, 6 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 23 days.
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Books

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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 …

A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel

A Beggar In Jerusalem

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When the Six-Day War began, Elie Wiesel rushed to Israel. "I went to Jerusalem because I had to go somewhere, I had to leave the present and bring it back to

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.

Ruffles And Flourishes by Liz Carpenter

Ruffles And Flourishes

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A memoir of her service as a vice presidential aide and her White House years as Mrs. Johnson's staff director and press secretary.


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