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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 21, 1970?
- 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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- 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.
- John T Scopes: US teacher (Scopes "monkey trial" 1925),...
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 21, 1970?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Jackson 5 - I'll Be There
- James Brown - Super Bad (Part 1 & Part 2)
- Charles Wright - Express Yourself
- Four Tops - Still Water (Love)
- Candi Staton - Stand By Your Man
- Wilson Pickett - Engine Number 9
- The Three Degrees - I Do Take You
- The Temptations - Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite The World)
- Freda Payne - Deeper & Deeper
- 100 Proof Aged in Soul - Somebody's Been Sleeping
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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.