Wednesday 21 October 1970
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican).
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.
The Twelve Chairs, directed by Mel Brooks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970
while Islands In The Stream by Ernest Hemingway was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Roads to Freedom.
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- 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.
- R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
- Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
- Also see October 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day of the Nacho ? celebrated in the United States and Mexico since the early 1990s.
- Diwali in India (2006)
- Louis Koo: Hong Kong actor and singer.
- Marc Wilkins: American baseball player, a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
- Lance Teichelmann: WLAF defensive tackle (Rhein Fire).
- John T Scopes: US teacher (Scopes "monkey trial" 1925), dies at 70.
- 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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