August 1970 calendar

August 1970

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

But much more happened on August 1970: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1970?


  • 01 Aug 1970 EAA Convention moves from Rockford Ill to Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • 02 Aug 1970 Baltimore defeats Kansas City 10-8, Orioles 23rd straight win over the Royals
  • 03 Aug 1970 Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire, passes her driving test on 40th try
  • 04 Aug 1970 Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness
  • 05 Aug 1970 US Black Panther leader Huey Newton let out of jail
  • 07 Aug 1970 Christine Perfect (McVie) joins Fleetwood Mac
  • 08 Aug 1970 New York Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37
  • 09 Aug 1970 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 10 Aug 1970 Jim Morrison is tried in Miami on lewd & lascivious behavior
  • 11 Aug 1970 Tony Perez becomes the first to hit a home run in the red seats at Riverfront.
  • 12 Aug 1970 Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball
  • 14 Aug 1970 Steven Stills arrested for drug possession
  • 15 Aug 1970 Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player
  • 16 Aug 1970 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills, Oklahoma
  • 17 Aug 1970 Venera 7 (US), 1st softlanding on Venus, launched
  • 23 Aug 1970 Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
  • 24 Aug 1970 Bomb kills one at University of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison.
  • 26 Aug 1970 The then new feminist movement, led by Betty Friedan, leads a nation-wide Women's Strike for Equality.
  • 29 Aug 1970 Black Panthers confront police in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (one policeman killed).
  • 31 Aug 1970 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland
  • 09 Aug 1970 LANSA Flight 502 crashes after takeoff from Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco, Peru, killing 99 of the 100 people on board, as well as two people on the ground.
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Music charts

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

  1. - (They Long To Be) Close To You
  2. - Make It With You
  3. - War
  4. - Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
  5. - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - In The Summertime
  2. - The Wonder Of You
  3. - All Right Now
  4. - Neanderthal Man
  5. - Up Around The Bend


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in August 1970?

Up The Organization by Robert Townsend

Up The Organization


Although Up the Organization was published over thirty-five years before its first publication, it continues to be a top choice for business books, even though it was first published in 1983.

Such Good Friends by Lois Gould

Such Good Friends



The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles

The French Lieutenant'S Woman


The French Lieutenant's Woman, John Fowles's most loved and bestselling work internationally, is a masterful feat of seductive storytelling. It effectively reinvents the Victorian novel.

The Wall Street Jungle by Richard Ney

The Wall Street Jungle


The Wall Street Jungle [January 1, 1970] Ney Richard... B00005X4AX

The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt

The Secret Woman


Victoria Holt, the Queen of Gothic Romance, has sold over 100 million copies. "I will be back," he stated. "Perhaps you are thinking sooner than you think. "He