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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1970?


Events

  • 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 (BTG was there)
  • 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 (Orlando)
  • 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 (5-0)

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Music charts

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Movies

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Five Easy Pieces

Five Easy Pieces

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Bob Rafelson

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

Country: United States of America

Soldier Blue

Soldier Blue

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Starring: Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss, Donald Pleasence, John Anderson

Country: United States of America

Lovers and Other Strangers

Lovers and Other Strangers

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Cy Howard

Starring: Gig Young, Bea Arthur, Bonnie Bedelia, Michael Brandon

Country: United States of America

House of Dark Shadows

House of Dark Shadows

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Dan Curtis

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

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Yasuharu Hasebe

Starring: Meiko Kaji, Rikiya Yasuoka, Tatsuya Fuji, JirĂ´ Okazaki

Books

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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.

Up The Organization by Robert Townsend

Up The Organization

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Although it was first published more than thirty-five years ago, Up the Organization continues to top the lists of best business books by groups as diverse as the American Management Association,

Such Good Friends by Lois Gould

Such Good Friends

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HARDCOVER......NO DJ, BOOK IN EXCELLENT CONDITION......NO MARKS, TEARS OR WEAR.....WILL SHIP WITHIN 24 HOURS.....CP5

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 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.