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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1970?


Events

  • 01 May 1970 Protests erupt in Seattle, Washington, following the announcement by U.S. President Richard Nixon that U.S. Forces in Vietnam would pursue enemy troops into Cambodia, a neutral country.
  • 02 May 1970 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)
  • 03 May 1970 24th NBA Championship: New York Knicks beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3.
  • 04 May 1970 National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio
  • 05 May 1970 US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site.
  • 06 May 1970 Yuchiro Miura of Japan skis down Mount Everest.
  • 08 May 1970 Beatles release Let it Be album
  • 09 May 1970 100,000s in the USA demonstrate against Vietnam War.
  • 10 May 1970 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.
  • 11 May 1970 Sammy Davis Jr weds Altovise.
  • 12 May 1970 KTVM TV channel 6 in Butte, MT (NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 13 May 1970 Beatles movie Let it Be premieres
  • 14 May 1970 New York City local newspaper Our Town begins publishing
  • 15 May 1970 Mississippi Highway Patrol kills 2 at Jackson State College
  • 16 May 1970 Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70
  • 17 May 1970 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Johnny Londoff Chevrolet Golf Tournament.
  • 20 May 1970 100,000 march in New York supporting US policies in Vietnam.
  • 21 May 1970 US National Guard mobilized to quell disturbances at Ohio State University.
  • 22 May 1970 Arab terrorists kill nine children and three adults on a school bus.
  • 24 May 1970 Peter Queen quits rock music group Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult.
  • 26 May 1970 The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
  • 27 May 1970 British expedition climbs south face of Annapurna I.
  • 28 May 1970 The formerly united Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Universite Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
  • 30 May 1970 Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans.
  • 31 May 1970 At 03:23pm, Yungay Peru levelled by 7.75 earthquake (50-70,000 die)

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Shining

The Shining

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States of America

Braveheart

Braveheart

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Country: United States of America

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

Country: United States of America

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Country: United States of America

Batman Begins

Batman Begins

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1970?
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Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser

Mary Queen Of Scots

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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 …

Points Of Rebellion by William O. Douglas

Points Of Rebellion

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Points of rebellion

Hard Times by Studs Terkel

Hard Times

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In this unique recreation of one of the most dramatic periods in modern American history, Studs Terkel recaptures the Great Depression of the 1930s in all its complexity.

Calico Palace by Gwen Bristow

Calico Palace

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This thrilling story of the California gold rush is not about the forty-niners, the prospectors who came rushing to the San Francisco area in 1849, but about the men and women

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

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Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult