Wednesday August 26, 1970

US date format: 8/26/1970, UK date format: 26/8/1970

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 26, 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 Melissa McCarthy and Olimpiada Ivanova. In that special week of August people in US were listening to War by Edwin Starr. In UK The Wonder Of You by Elvis Presley was in the top 5 hits. Five Easy Pieces, directed by Bob Rafelson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970 while Hard Times by Studs Terkel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Josie and the Pussycats.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday

Events

  • The then new feminist movement, led by Betty Friedan, leads a nation-wide Women's Strike for Equality.
  • August 30 ampndash The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 takes place on East Afton Farm off the coast of England. Some 600,000 people attend the largest rock festival of all time. Artists include Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, Chicago, Richie Havens, John Sebastian, Joan Baez, Ten Years After, Emerson, Lake amp Palmer and Jethro Tull.

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Movies

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Five Easy Pieces

Five Easy Pieces

Directed by: Bob Rafelson

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush, Fannie Flagg

Country: United States of America

Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?

Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?

Directed by: Hy Averback

Starring: Brian Keith, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine, Ivan Dixon

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter

Directed by: Yasuharu Hasebe

Starring: Meiko Kaji, Rikiya Yasuoka, Tatsuya Fuji, Jirô Okazaki

House of Dark Shadows

House of Dark Shadows

Directed by: Dan Curtis

Starring: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Roger Davis

WUSA

WUSA

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Perkins, Laurence Harvey

TV Series

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Josie and the Pussycats

Josie and the Pussycats

Directed by: Harry Elfont

Irmãos Coragem

Irmãos Coragem

Doctor Dolittle

Doctor Dolittle

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Starring: Lennie Weinrib, Hal Smith, Robert Towers, Don Messick

Country: United States of America

Kolumbowie

Kolumbowie

Starring: Barbara Burska, Dariusz Domagala, Andrzej Jurga, Lech Adamowski

Country: Poland

Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies

Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies

Days to next August 26

If August 26, 1970 is your birthday you're 50 years, 1 month, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Inside The Third Reich by Albert Speer

Inside The Third Reich

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Speer, the Minister of Armaments and War Production under Hitler, the man who had kept Germany armed and the war machine running even after Hitler's mystique had faded, takes a brutally

The Lord Won'T Mind by Gordon Merrick

The Lord Won'T Mind

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Prior to the publication of this beloved novel, nearly every gay novel and play seemed to end in suicide--or at least deep despair.

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

Human Sexual Inadequacy by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson

Human Sexual Inadequacy

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The innovative program described in this book revolutionizes the the treatment of sexual dysfunction. During eleven years of daily clinical work, more than five hundred couples have been treated at Masters and Johnson's Reproductive Biology Research Foundation in St.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 26, 1970?

On August 26, 1970 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is August 26, 1970?

On August 26, 1970 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on August 26, 1970?

On August 26, 1970 the US President was Richard Nixon (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 26, 1970?

On August 26, 1970 the UK Prime Minister was Edward Heath (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 26, 1970?

On August 26, 1970 Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 26, 1970?

On August 26, 1970 several famous people were born including, Melissa McCarthy, Jacco Eltingh, Olimpiada Ivanova.

What was the number one song in August 26, 1970?

The number one song in the week of August 26, 1970 was War by Edwin Starr in US and The Wonder Of You by Elvis Presley in UK.

What were the top hits on August 26, 1970?

The top hits on August 26, 1970 were War by Edwin Starr, Make It With You by Bread, (They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters in US and The Wonder Of You by Elvis Presley, Neanderthal Man by Hotlegs, Lola by The Kinks in UK.


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