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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1970?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1970 The Epoch (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)
  • 02 Jan 1970 Dutch premiere of musical Hair in Amsterdam
  • 03 Jan 1970 Jimmy closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances
  • 04 Jan 1970 New York City transit fare rises from 20 cents to 30 cents, new larger tokens used
  • 05 Jan 1970 KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 07 Jan 1970 Farmers sue Max Yasgur for US$35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock".
  • 09 Jan 1970 Constitution of Singapore enacted.
  • 10 Jan 1970 Preview Center Opens
  • 11 Jan 1970 Super Bowl IV: Kansas City Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans; Most Valuable Player: Len Dawson, Quarterback.
  • 12 Jan 1970 Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage.
  • 14 Jan 1970 Diana Ross amp The Supremes perform their farewell live concert together at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. Ross's replacement, Jean Terrell, is introduced onstage at the end of the last show.
  • 15 Jan 1970 Republic Biafra disbands, joins Nigeria.
  • 16 Jan 1970 Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya.
  • 17 Jan 1970 Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s
  • 18 Jan 1970 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 16-13.
  • 19 Jan 1970 UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
  • 20 Jan 1970 Super Fight, computer mock championship between Muhammed Ali and Marciano.
  • 21 Jan 1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
  • 22 Jan 1970 Test debut of Barry Richards, South Africa versus Australia, Cape Town.
  • 23 Jan 1970 US launches second generation weather satellite, ITOS 1.
  • 24 Jan 1970 Valeri Muratov skates world record 500m (38.99 seconds).
  • 26 Jan 1970 Mick Jagger is fined £200 for possession of cannabis.
  • 27 Jan 1970 American movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG".
  • 31 Jan 1970 Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges

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Movies

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The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

Country: United States of America

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Directed by: Vladimir Menshov

Starring: Vera Alentova, Aleksey Batalov, Irina Muravyova, Raisa Ryazanova

The Shop Around the Corner

The Shop Around the Corner

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut

Country: United States of America

La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

Directed by: Federico Fellini

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux

Country: United States of America

Diabolique

Diabolique

Directed by: Henri-Georges Clouzot

Starring: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1970?
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The Peter Principle by Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull

The Peter Principle

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“The Peter Principle has cosmic implications.”—New York TimesBack in 1969, Lawrence J. Peter created a cultural phenomenon with his brilliant, outrageous, hilarious, and all-too-true treatise on business and life, The Peter

The Seven Minutes by Irving Wallace

The Seven Minutes

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The seven minute Irving Wallace's most controversial and explo¬sive novel to date, certain to stir up national debate from the moment of its publication.

The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

The Andromeda Strain

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The United States government is given a warning by the pre-eminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to

Present At The Creation by Dean Acheson

Present At The Creation

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With deft portraits of many world figures, Dean Acheson analyzes the processes of policy making, the necessity for decision, and the role of power and initiative in matters of state.

My Life With Jacqueline Kennedy by Mary Barelli Gallagher

My Life With Jacqueline Kennedy

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The Author, Mary Gallagher, is uniquely situated to understand the real woman beneath the goddess figure that the world made of Jacqueline Kennedy, having been her personal secretary for eight years.