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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1970?


Events

  • 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 (USSR)
  • 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

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Chhoti Si Baat

Chhoti Si Baat

Directed by: Basu Chatterjee

Starring: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Asrani

For a Few Dollars More

For a Few Dollars More

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, Mario Brega

Country: United States of America

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

Directed by: James McTeigue

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

Country: United States of America

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Written by:

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson

Country: United States of America

The Revenant

The Revenant

Written by:

Directed by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1970?
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Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw

Rich Man, Poor Man

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Vintage TV tie-in paperback

The Greening Of America by Charles Reich

The Greening Of America

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The 25th Anniversary of the Groundbreaking Classic. "If there was any doubt about the need for social transformation in 1970, that need is clear and urgent today....I

Don'T Fall Off The Mountain by Shirley MacLaine

Don'T Fall Off The Mountain

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"I've always felt that I would never develop into a really fine actress because I cared more about life beyond the camera than the life in front of it.

Papillon by Henri Charriere

Papillon

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Henri Charrière, called "Papillon," for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit.

Caravan To Vaccares by Alistair MacLean

Caravan To Vaccares

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The classic tale of suspense set in Provence, where an English tourist investigates a series of mysterious deaths, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.From