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 (14-12 11-9)
  • 04 Jul 1970 84th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Newcombe beats K Rosewall (57 63 62 36 61)
  • 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 ibn Sa'id becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Sa'id ibn Taimur initiating massive reforms ;modernisation 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 (69,940)

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Cup Fever

Cup Fever

Directed by: David Bracknell

Starring: Bernard Cribbins, Sonia Graham, Dermot Kelly, David Lodge

Dersu Uzala

Dersu Uzala

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Maksim Munzuk, Yuriy Solomin, Mikhail Bychkov, Vladimir Khrulev

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Nishikant Kamat

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, Tabu, Rajat Kapoor



Directed by: Ramesh Sippy

Starring: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan

Country: United States of America

Sweethearts on Parade

Sweethearts on Parade

Directed by: Marshall Neilan

Starring: Alice White, Lloyd Hughes, Marie Prevost, Kenneth Thomson


Which were the most popular books released in July 1970?
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Civilisation by Kenneth Clark



48 pages in full color of Civilisation

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

The Crystal Cave


Born the bastard son of a Welsh princess, Myridden Emrys -- or as he would later be known, Merlin -- leads a perilous childhood, haunted by portents and visions.

The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt

The Secret Woman


With Over 100 Million Copies Sold, Victoria Holt is the Queen of Gothic Romance"I shall be back," he said"When?""Perhaps sooner than you think."He

Great Lion Of God by Taylor Caldwell

Great Lion Of God


This classic, epic novel by the acclaimed novelist Caldwell, is a fascinating, moving and spiritual story about St. Paul, and the life and times of the Jews, Romans and early Christians

Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser

Mary Queen Of Scots


Author of Marie AntoinetteShe was the quintessential queen: statuesque, regal, dazzlingly beautiful. Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin promised to place a third glorious crown on her …