April 1970 calendar

April 1970

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 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.

But much more happened on April 1970: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1970?


  • 01 Apr 1970 Bud Selig becomes CEO of Milwaukee Brewers
  • 02 Apr 1970 Qatar gains independence from Britain.
  • 03 Apr 1970 Miriam Hargrave of England passes her drivers test on 40th try
  • 04 Apr 1970 Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Don Johnson.
  • 05 Apr 1970 WSNS TV channel 44 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Apr 1970 BBC Radio 4 broadcasts the first edition of ''PM''.
  • 07 Apr 1970 Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds, premieres in New York City
  • 08 Apr 1970 Cry for Us All opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 09 Apr 1970 Paul McCartney announces official split of The Beatles.
  • 10 Apr 1970 An avalanche at a tuberculosis sanatorium in the French Alps kills 74, mostly young boys.
  • 11 Apr 1970 Apollo 13 launched to Moon; unable to land, returns in 6 days
  • 13 Apr 1970 Greek composer Mikis Theordorakis is freed.
  • 14 Apr 1970 Boy Friend opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 119 performances
  • 15 Apr 1970 Cry for Us All closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 16 Apr 1970 Richard Josef Neutra, Austrian/American architect (Who Bought America?), dies at age 78.
  • 17 Apr 1970 Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help
  • 19 Apr 1970 Look to the Lilies closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 performances
  • 20 Apr 1970 74th Boston Marathon won by Ron Hill of Great Britain in 2:10:30 (new US marathon record).
  • 21 Apr 1970 Reds clout 7 HRs by 6 batters, Braves counter with 3 HRs, 6 for one team and 9 different batters for two teams, all tie or set records
  • 22 Apr 1970 Park opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 24 Apr 1970 China PR launches its 1st satellite transmitting song East is Red
  • 25 Apr 1970 Park closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 26 Apr 1970 Company opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 690 performances
  • 28 Apr 1970 Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia.
  • 29 Apr 1970 Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.
  • 30 Apr 1970 US troops invade Cambodia
  • 01 Apr 1970 President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law.
vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1970?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Bridge Over Troubled Water
  2. - Let It Be
  3. - ABC
  4. - Instant Karma (We All Shine On)
  5. - Spirit In The Sky

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Wand'rin' Star
  2. - Bridge Over Troubled Water
  3. - All Kinds Of Everything
  4. - I Want You Back
  5. - Spirit In The Sky


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1970?

Love & Will by Rollo May

Love & Will


"An exceptional book about sex and civilisation A significant contribution to contemporary morality. Rollo May argues that the heart of man's problem is his inability to grasp the true meaning of love, will, their source, and interrelation.

Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene

Travels With My Aunt


"I met Aunt Augusta the first time at my mother’s funeral ..." Graham Greene described it as "the only book that I have written for fun," Travels with My

Puppet On A Chain by Alistair MacLean

Puppet On A Chain


The acclaimed master of suspense and action. The classic. Paul Sherman from Interpol's Narcotics Bureau flew to Amsterdam in search of a dope king.

The Gang That Couldn'T Shoot Straight by Jimmy Breslin

The Gang That Couldn'T Shoot Straight


Funny western

A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel

A Beggar In Jerusalem


Elie Wiesel ran to Israel when the Six-Day War started. "I went to Jerusalem to get somewhere. I had to leave the past and bring it back.