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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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Landscape After Battle

Landscape After Battle

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Andrzej Wajda

Starring: Daniel Olbrychski, Stanislawa Celinska, Aleksander Bardini, Tadeusz Janczar

Two Mules for Sister Sara

Two Mules for Sister Sara

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Don Siegel

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Manolo Fábregas, Alberto Morin

Country: United States of America

The Landlord

The Landlord

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Hal Ashby

Starring: Beau Bridges, Lee Grant, Diana Sands, Pearl Bailey

The Cheyenne Social Club

The Cheyenne Social Club

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Gene Kelly

Starring: James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Shirley Jones, Sue Ane Langdon

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1970?
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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

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 …

Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene

Travels With My Aunt

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"I met Aunt Augusta for the first time at my mother's funeral..." Described by Graham Greene as "the only book I have written just for the fun of it," Travels with My

The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss

The Selling Of The President 1968

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