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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

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Little Big Man

Little Big Man

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Arthur Penn

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam

Country: United States of America

El Topo

El Topo

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Alejandro Jodorowsky

Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, José Legarreta, Alfonso Arau

Country: United States of America

My Name Is Trinity

My Name Is Trinity

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Enzo Barboni

Starring: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Steffen Zacharias, Dan Sturkie

Country: United States of America

Companeros

Companeros

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Sergio Corbucci

Starring: Franco Nero, Tomas Milian, Jack Palance, Fernando Rey

Donkey Skin

Donkey Skin

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Jacques Demy

Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin, Micheline Presle

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1970?
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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

A White House Diary by Lady Bird Johnson

A White House Diary

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

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

Islands In The Stream by Ernest Hemingway

Islands In The Stream

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A LATER CLASSIC FROM AMERICA'S PREMIER FICTION WRITER First published in 1970, nine years after Hemingway's death, this is the story of an artist and adventurer -- a man much like Hemingway himself.

Great Lion Of God by Taylor Caldwell

Great Lion Of God

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This classic, epic novel by the acclaimed novelist Caldwell, is a fascinating, moving and spiritual story about St. Paul, and the life and times of the Jews, Romans and early Christians