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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

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Patton

Patton

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong

Country: United States of America

MASH

MASH

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Robert Altman

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman

Country: United States of America

Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni

Starring: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G.D. Spradlin

Country: United States of America

Pippi in the South Seas

Pippi in the South Seas

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Olle Hellbom

Starring: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg, Beppe Wolgers

The Molly Maguires

The Molly Maguires

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar, Frank Finlay

Books

Which were the most popular books released in January 1970?
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The Shivering Sands by Victoria Holt

The Shivering Sands

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Caroline Verlaine goes to Lovat Stacy, a lonely house on the Kent coast, to search for her missing sister. Is Roma's disappearance due to an accident or is it murder?

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

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.

In Someones Shadow by Rod McKuen

In Someones Shadow

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In Someone's Shadow, by McKuen, Rod

The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles

The French Lieutenant'S Woman

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Perhaps the most beloved of John Fowles's internationally bestselling works, The French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive storytelling that effectively invents anew the Victorian novel.