December 1970 calendar

December 1970

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 1970: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1970?


  • 01 Dec 1970 Luis Echeverria Alvarez sworn in as President of MTxico.
  • 02 Dec 1970 Tippetts Opera Knot Garden, premieres in London
  • 03 Dec 1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 04 Dec 1970 Unemployment in US increases to 5.8 percent.
  • 05 Dec 1970 Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy, and Bill Masterson trophy stolen from NHL hall of fame.
  • 06 Dec 1970 Cleveland Cavaliers' first NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106.
  • 07 Dec 1970 Taizan Maezumi Roshi, head of LA Zen Center, receives dharma
  • 09 Dec 1970 Dutch Antilles: Government of Petronia falls.
  • 10 Dec 1970 North American Soccer League awards New York and Toronto franchises.
  • 11 Dec 1970 John Lennon releases an album that contains songs with word fuck
  • 12 Dec 1970 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays.
  • 13 Dec 1970 Greg Chappell scores 108 on Test debut versus England at the WACA.
  • 15 Dec 1970 Ferryboat capsized in Korean Strait drowning 261
  • 16 Dec 1970 1st successful landing on Venus
  • 17 Dec 1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 18 Dec 1970 Me Nobody Knows opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 performances
  • 21 Dec 1970 WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, New York (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 22 Dec 1970 Treblinka SS commander Franz Stangl sentenced to life imprisonment
  • 23 Dec 1970 New York World Trade Center reaches highest point (411 m).
  • 24 Dec 1970 Buena Vista releases the animated feature film The Aristocats to theatres. It cost US$4 million to make. It is Disney's first animated feature film completed without Walt Disney.
  • 25 Dec 1970 The ETA releases Eugen Beihl.
  • 27 Dec 1970 Hello, Dolly! closes at Saint James Theater in New York City after 2,844 performances.
  • 28 Dec 1970 Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen opens at Majestic NYC for 19 performances
  • 29 Dec 1970 U.S. President Richard Nixon signs into law the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
  • 30 Dec 1970 Paul McCartney sues his bandmates to dissolve the Beatles
  • 31 Dec 1970 Congress authorizes Eisenhower dollar coin
  • 21 Dec 1970 First flight of F-14 multi-role combat aircraft.
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Music charts

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

  1. - I Think I Love You
  2. - The Tears Of A Clown
  3. - My Sweet Lord
  4. - One Less Bell To Answer
  5. - Gypsy Woman

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Woodstock
  2. - I Hear You Knocking
  3. - Grandad
  4. - Voodoo Chile
  5. - When I'm Dead And Gone


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in December 1970?

A White House Diary by Lady Bird Johnson

A White House Diary


Original publication in 1970. A White House Diary, Lady Bird Johnson's intimate behind-the scenes account of Lyndon Johnson’s presidency, November 22, 1963 to January 20, 1969.

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

The Crystal Cave


Myridden Emrys, the poor son of a Welsh princess and a savage, is a troubled child, haunted with visions and portents.

Papillon by Henri Charriere



Henri Charriere was referred to as "Papillon" for his butterfly tattoo on his chest. He was convicted in Paris of a murder he didn't commit in 1931.

Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie

Passenger To Frankfurt


Harper Collins is now the Queen of Mystery! Agatha Christie is the acknowledged mistress suspense--creator and indomitable sleuth Miss Marple as well as meticulous Belgian detective Hercule poirot and many other memorable characters

Don'T Fall Off The Mountain by Shirley MacLaine

Don'T Fall Off The Mountain


"I felt that I wouldn't be able to become a great actress. I was more concerned about the lives of those around me than what was happening in front of the camera.