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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1970?


Events

  • 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

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Rear Window

Rear Window

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Country: United States of America

Gladiator

Gladiator

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Country: United States of America

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Country: United States of America

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

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Directed by: George Miller

Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

The Cloud-Capped Star

The Cloud-Capped Star

Directed by: Ritwik Ghatak

Starring: Supriya Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee, Gyanesh Mukherjee, Bijon Bhattacharya

Books

Which were the most popular books released in April 1970?
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One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One Hundred Years Of Solitude

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One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family.

The Inheritors by Harold Robbins

The Inheritors

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In 1969, Harold Robbins began his "trilogy of greed" with The Inheritors, a tell-all novel about the entertainment industry. Spanning the years 1955 to 1965, and based on the lives of actual network executives and movie moguls, the novel exposes …

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.

The Peter Principle by Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull

The Peter Principle

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“The Peter Principle has cosmic implications.”—New York TimesBack in 1969, Lawrence J. Peter created a cultural phenomenon with his brilliant, outrageous, hilarious, and all-too-true treatise on business and life, The Peter