Saturday January 24, 1970
US date format: 1/24/1970, UK date format: 24/1/1970
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on January 24, 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 Matthew Lillard and Sleepy Brown.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 24, 1970?
- Jim Ross Day - State of Oklahoma
- Roman Catholic Church - Feasts of St. Francis de Sales and Our Lady of Peace
- Roman Empire - first day of the Sementivae in honor of Ceres and Terra
- Valeri Muratov skates world record 500m (38.99 seconds).
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 24, 1970?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
- The Shocking Blue - Venus
- The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
- Diana Ross and the Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
- Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
- Peter, Paul and Mary - Leaving on A Jet Plane
- Elvis Presley - Don't Cry Daddy
- Tom Jones - Without Love (There Is Nothing)
- Tommy Roe - Jam Up Jelly Tight
- Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Fall In Love Again
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
- Diana Ross & The Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
- James Brown - Ain't It Funky Now (Part 1)
- Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Point It Out
- Johnnie Taylor - Love Bones
- James Brown - Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn (Part Two)
- Eddie Holman - Hey There Lonely Girl
- Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin/Everybody Is A Star
- Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - What You Gave Me
- Jr. Walker & The All Stars - These Eyes
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