March 1970 calendar

March 1970

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1970?


  • 01 Mar 1970 End of US commercial whale hunting.
  • 02 Mar 1970 Rhodesia becomes independent Republic
  • 04 Mar 1970 New York Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out
  • 05 Mar 1970 Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St, New York City
  • 06 Mar 1970 Beatles release "Let it Be" in United Kingdom.
  • 07 Mar 1970 Ice Dance Championship at Ljubljana won by Pakhomova and Gorshkov
  • 08 Mar 1970 WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 10 Mar 1970 Barbra Streisand records The Singer andI Can Do It
  • 11 Mar 1970 12th Grammy Awards: "Aquarius", Crosby Stills and Nash, Peggy Lee win.
  • 12 Mar 1970 US lowers voting age from 21 to 18
  • 13 Mar 1970 100 year Beehive anniversary ends in brawl in Amsterdam
  • 15 Mar 1970 Purlie opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 689 performances
  • 16 Mar 1970 New English Bible published
  • 17 Mar 1970 US casts their first United Nations Security Council veto (Support England).
  • 18 Mar 1970 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, TX (ABC) suspends broadcasting
  • 19 Mar 1970 W German chancellor and E German Premier Willy Brandt meet
  • 20 Mar 1970 Agency for Cultural and Technical Co-operation (ACCT) (Agence de CoopĂ©ration Culturelle et Technique).
  • 21 Mar 1970 The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by Joseph Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco.
  • 22 Mar 1970 Blood Red Roses opens and closes at John Golden Theater, New York City
  • 23 Mar 1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 25 Mar 1970 Concorde makes its first supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH).
  • 26 Mar 1970 Golden Gate Park Conservatory made city landmark
  • 27 Mar 1970 Ringo releases his 1st solo album Sentimental Journey
  • 28 Mar 1970 1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages
  • 29 Mar 1970 Look to the Lilies opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • 30 Mar 1970 Applause opens at Palace Theater NYC for 900 performances
  • 31 Mar 1970 Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee.
  • 22 Mar 1970 Chicano residents in San Diego, California occupy a site under the Coronado Bridge, leading to the creation of Chicano Park.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Bridge Over Troubled Water
  2. - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
  3. - Travelin' Band
  4. - The Rapper
  5. - Let It Be

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Grows)
  2. - Wand'rin' Star
  3. - Let's Work Together
  4. - Bridge Over Troubled Water
  5. - Leavin' On A Jet Plane


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1970?

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

The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss

The Selling Of The President 1968


The Selling of President 1968 by Joe McGinniss 1970 Mass Market Paperback

Ruffles And Flourishes by Liz Carpenter

Ruffles And Flourishes


Memoir of her time as vice presidential aide, and her White House years spent as Mrs. Johnson’s staff director and press secretary.

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.

A Beggar In Jerusalem by Elie Wiesel

A Beggar In Jerusalem


Elie Wiesel ran to Israel when the Six-Day War started. "I went to Jerusalem to get somewhere. I had to leave the past and bring it back.