July 1970 calendar

July 1970

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1970?


  • 01 Jul 1970 Denny McLain returns, (leaves trailiing) Tigers beat Yankees in 11
  • 02 Jul 1970 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam and Brussels
  • 03 Jul 1970 77th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King
  • 04 Jul 1970 84th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Newcombe beats K Rosewall
  • 05 Jul 1970 Air Canada Flight 621 crashes near Toronto International Airport killing 109 people.
  • 06 Jul 1970 California passes 1st no fault divorce law
  • 08 Jul 1970 Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American Self-Determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination Act.
  • 09 Jul 1970 In Atlanta, Chief-No-ka-homa is joined by cousin Chief Round-the-Horn
  • 11 Jul 1970 The first tunnel under the Pyrenees links the towns of Aragnouet (France) and Bielsa (Spain).
  • 12 Jul 1970 99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St. Andrews
  • 13 Jul 1970 Building begins of Amsterdam metro
  • 14 Jul 1970 41st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • 15 Jul 1970 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in first world female soccer championship.
  • 16 Jul 1970 Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh opens.
  • 17 Jul 1970 Ralph Baer demonstrates his television video game system to Magnavox. Despite a lack of interest from most Magnavox engineers, Bill Enders negotiates an exclusive license to manufacture and distribute the system, and sublicense Sanders Associates' patents on the technology.
  • 18 Jul 1970 Boy Friend closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 119 performances
  • 19 Jul 1970 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open
  • 20 Jul 1970 Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks
  • 21 Jul 1970 Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits and Padres lose, 3-0
  • 23 Jul 1970 Qaboos bin Said al Said becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Said bin Taimur initiating massive reforms, modernization programs and end to a decade long civil war.
  • 24 Jul 1970 International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule
  • 25 Jul 1970 (They Long to Be) Close to You reaches #1
  • 26 Jul 1970 Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs of Phillies Steve Carlton
  • 27 Jul 1970 Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
  • 29 Jul 1970 Six days of race rioting in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • 30 Jul 1970 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield, Connecticut, USA.
  • 31 Jul 1970 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3
  • 03 Jul 1970 Dan-Air Flight 1903 crashes into the Les Agudes mountain in the Montseny Massif near the village of Arbúcies in Catalonia, Spain, killing all 112 people aboard.
vinyl songs

Music charts

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

  1. - The Love You Save
  2. - Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
  3. - (They Long To Be) Close To You
  4. - Make It With You
  5. - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - In The Summertime
  2. - Yellow River
  3. - All Right Now
  4. - Groovin' With Mr Bloe
  5. - Up Around The Bend


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1970?

Down All The Days by Christy Brown

Down All The Days


A novel that focuses on a young disabled man, his childhood, and his coming to age. He acts as an unattached observer of life in Dublin's slums during the 1940s.

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

The Crystal Cave


Myridden Emrys, the poor son of a Welsh princess and a savage, is a troubled child, haunted with visions and portents.

Human Sexual Inadequacy by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson

Human Sexual Inadequacy


This book is a revolutionary guide to the treatment of sexual dysfunction. Over five hundred couples have been treated by Masters and Johnson's Reproductive Biology Research Foundation, St. Louis, over eleven years of clinical work.

The Wall Street Jungle by Richard Ney

The Wall Street Jungle


The Wall Street Jungle [January 1, 1970] Ney Richard... B00005X4AX

Civilisation by Kenneth Clark



Civilisation - 48 pages in full colour