January 1970 calendar

January 1970

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1970?


  • 01 Jan 1970 The Epoch
  • 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

Famous Birthday

  • Pop singer and lyric vocalist, born to a Belgian father and a Sicilian mother, she holds also the canadian citizenship.

  • Heather Graham

    Movie Actress.

  • Paul Ryan

    American politician, a Republican congressman for Wisconsin's 1st district, first elected in 1998.

  • American politician, a Republican congressman for Wisconsin's 1st district, first elected in 1998.

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Famous Deaths

vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
  2. - I Want You Back
  3. - Leaving on A Jet Plane
  4. - Someday We'll Be Together
  5. - Venus

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Two Little Boys
  2. - Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town
  3. - Melting Pot
  4. - Suspicious Minds
  5. - Tracy


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Release year: 1970

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

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

Country: United States of America



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


Which were the most popular books released in January 1970?
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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'

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.

The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles

The French Lieutenant'S Woman


The French Lieutenant's Woman, John Fowles's most loved and bestselling work internationally, is a masterful feat of seductive storytelling. It effectively reinvents the Victorian novel.

The Peter Principle by Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull

The Peter Principle


"The Peter Principle has cosmic consequences ."--New York Times" In 1969, Lawrence J. Peter created an cultural phenomenon with his outrageous, funny, and all-too true treatise on life and business, The Peter

Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault

Fire From Heaven


"Written with her usual enthusiasm and imagination...Mary Renault is a great talent." -The New York Times Book ReviewAlexander was born with beauty, strength and determination. But his boyhood sharpened those talents.