Wednesday October 21, 1970

US date format: 10/21/1970, UK date format: 21/10/1970

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 21, 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 Louis Koo and Marc Wilkins. In that special week of October people in US were listening to I'll Be There by Jackson 5. In UK Band Of Gold by Freda Payne was in the top 5 hits. Scrooge, directed by Ronald Neame, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Timeslip.
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 21, 1970?


Holidays

  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
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Events

  • Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh
  • Caledonian Airways takes over British United Airways.
  • 777 Unification church couples wed in Korea.
  • A U.S. Air Force plane makes an emergency landing near Leninakan, Soviet Union. The Soviets release the American officers, including 2 generals, November 10.

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Movies

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Scrooge

Scrooge

Directed by: Ronald Neame

Starring: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More

Husbands

Husbands

Directed by: John Cassavetes

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Jenny Runacre

Waterloo

Waterloo

Directed by: Sergey Bondarchuk

Starring: Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins

Country: United States of America

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Robert Stephens, Christopher Lee, Colin Blakely, Geneviève Page

Country: United States of America

The McKenzie Break

The McKenzie Break

Directed by: Lamont Johnson

Starring: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry, Jack Watson

TV Series

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Timeslip

Timeslip

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

UFO

UFO

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Starring: Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington, Ayshea Brough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Josie and the Pussycats

Josie and the Pussycats

Directed by: Harry Elfont

Queenie's Castle

Queenie's Castle

Mahô no Mako-chan

Mahô no Mako-chan

Days to next October 21

If October 21, 1970 is your birthday you're 49 years, 11 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

The Crystal Cave

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Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions.

God Is An Englishman by R.F. Delderfield

God Is An Englishman

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This bestselling novel set in the ruthless world of Victorian commerce follows the fortunes of Adam Swann, a scion of an Army family and veteran of campaigns in the Crimea and

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.

Calico Palace by Gwen Bristow

Calico Palace

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This thrilling story of the California gold rush is not about the forty-niners, the prospectors who came rushing to the San Francisco area in 1849, but about the men and women

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 21, 1970?

On October 21, 1970 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is October 21, 1970?

On October 21, 1970 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 21, 1970?

On October 21, 1970 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 21, 1970?

On October 21, 1970 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 21, 1970?

On October 21, 1970 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 21, 1970?

On October 21, 1970 several famous people were born including, Louis Koo, Marc Wilkins, Lance Teichelmann.

Which famous people died on October 21, 1970?

Famous people died on October 21, 1970 include, John T Scopes.

What was the number one song in October 21, 1970?

The number one song in the week of October 21, 1970 was I'll Be There by Jackson 5 in US and Band Of Gold by Freda Payne in UK.

What were the top hits on October 21, 1970?

The top hits on October 21, 1970 were I'll Be There by Jackson 5, Cracklin' Rosie by Neil Diamond, Green-Eyed Lady by Sugarloaf in US and Band Of Gold by Freda Payne, Black Night by Deep Purple, You Can Get It If You Really Want by Desmond Dekker in UK.


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