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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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Memento

Memento

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Country: United States of America

Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States of America

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States of America

Rashomon

Rashomon

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

Sholay

Sholay

Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1970?
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The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt

The Secret Woman

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With Over 100 Million Copies Sold, Victoria Holt is the Queen of Gothic Romance"I shall be back," he said"When?""Perhaps sooner than you think."He

Hard Times by Studs Terkel

Hard Times

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In this unique recreation of one of the most dramatic periods in modern American history, Studs Terkel recaptures the Great Depression of the 1930s in all its complexity.

Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser

Mary Queen Of Scots

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Author of Marie AntoinetteShe was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin promised to place a third glorious crown on her …

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

Civilisation by Kenneth Clark

Civilisation

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48 pages in full color of Civilisation