February 1970 calendar

February 1970

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 1970.
The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Harold Wilson (Labour), Pope St Paul VI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 1970: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1970?


  • 01 Feb 1970 Ford Frick, Earle Combs and Jesse Haines elected to Hall of Fame
  • 02 Feb 1970 Pete Maravich becomes first to score 3,000 college basketball points.
  • 04 Feb 1970 Charles Aznavour opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 05 Feb 1970 WSCV TV channel 51 in Ft Lauderdale, Florida (IND) suspends broadcasting
  • 06 Feb 1970 Graeme Pollock completes 274 versus Australia at Durban.
  • 07 Feb 1970 Hollywood Palace, last airs on ABC TV
  • 10 Feb 1970 26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington NH
  • 11 Feb 1970 26.37 cm (10.38 inches) of rainfall, Mount Washington, New Hampshire (state 24-hour record).
  • 12 Feb 1970 Anthony Shaffers Sleuth, premieres in New York City
  • 13 Feb 1970 NL offices begins move from Cin to SF
  • 14 Feb 1970 Gantry closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 1 performance
  • 15 Feb 1970 KAMU TV channel 15 in College Station, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Feb 1970 Joe Frazier knocks out Jimmy Ellis in five rounds for undisputed heavyweight boxing crown.
  • 17 Feb 1970 Jeffrey McDonald slices up his wife and daughter
  • 18 Feb 1970 Chicago 7 defendants found innocent of inciting to riot
  • 19 Feb 1970 AL Cy Young winner Denny McLain suspended for bookmaking
  • 21 Feb 1970 Pathet Lao conquers Xieng Khuang and Muong Suy in Laos.
  • 22 Feb 1970 Charles Aznavour closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 23 Feb 1970 Holy Eucharist given by women for first time in Roman Catholic service.
  • 24 Feb 1970 KVDO TV channel 3 in Salem, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 26 Feb 1970 Georgy opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 27 Feb 1970 New York Times (falsely) reports US army has ended domestic surveillance.
  • 28 Feb 1970 Georgy closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 11 Feb 1970 Japan launches Ohsumi, becoming the fourth nation to put an object into orbit using its own booster.
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Music charts

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

  1. - I Want You Back
  2. - Venus
  3. - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
  4. - Bridge Over Troubled Water
  5. - Hey There Lonely Girl

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Two Little Boys
  2. - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows)
  3. - Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town
  4. - Let's Work Together
  5. - Suspicious Minds


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1970?

In This House Of Brede by Rumer Godden

In This House Of Brede


"A novel of sensitive dedication." --The Atlantic Monthly.Rumer Godden focuses precisely on the theme of religious life. . . as 'the heart and holiness of God'

In Someones Shadow by Rod McKuen

In Someones Shadow


McKuen, Rod. In Someone's Shadow.

Mr. Sammlers Planet by Saul Bellow

Mr. Sammlers Planet


"An enduring testament, prophecy." -Chicago Sun-Times Artur Sammler is an Holocaust survivor, intellectual and occasional lecturer at Columbia University, 1960s New York City. He is a "registrarof madness," a fine example of a "registrar" who has a sophisticated understanding of …

The Gang That Couldn'T Shoot Straight by Jimmy Breslin

The Gang That Couldn'T Shoot Straight


Funny western

The Seven Minutes by Irving Wallace

The Seven Minutes


This seven-minute novel by Irving Wallace is the most controversial and explosive to date. It will be the subject of national debates from the moment it was published.