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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1970?


Events

  • 01 Oct 1970 63 arrest in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano Italy
  • 02 Oct 1970 Plane carrying Wichita State University football team crashes killing 30.
  • 03 Oct 1970 Coco closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 333 performances
  • 04 Oct 1970 Kansas City Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal
  • 05 Oct 1970 John Creach, joins Jefferson Airplane
  • 07 Oct 1970 General Juan José Torres becomes the new President of Bolivia.
  • 08 Oct 1970 Soviet author Alexander I Solzhenitsyn awarded Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • 09 Oct 1970 Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence.
  • 10 Oct 1970 Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day).
  • 11 Oct 1970 Eleven French soldiers are killed in a shootout with rebels in Chad.
  • 12 Oct 1970 Rock Memorabilia Auction at Filmore East
  • 13 Oct 1970 Angela Davis arrested in New York City
  • 14 Oct 1970 4th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins
  • 15 Oct 1970 Bridge over Yarra River in Melbourne crashes; killing 35
  • 16 Oct 1970 In response to the October Crisis terrorist kidnapping, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada invokes the War Measures Act.
  • 17 Oct 1970 Anwar Sadat sworn in as President of Egypt
  • 18 Oct 1970 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
  • 19 Oct 1970 Rothschilds opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 505 performances
  • 20 Oct 1970 American Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 21 Oct 1970 Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh
  • 22 Oct 1970 Chilean army commander René Schneider is shot in Santiago the government declares a state of emergency. Schneider dies October 25.
  • 23 Oct 1970 Gary Gabelich sets a land speed record in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame, fueled with natural gas.
  • 24 Oct 1970 Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on Mary Tyler Moore Show
  • 25 Oct 1970 The wreck of the Confederate submarine ''Hunley'' is found off Charleston, South Carolina, by pioneer underwater archaeologist, Dr. E. Lee Spence, Cover Story: Time Capsule From The Sea ampndash ''U.S. News amp World Report'', July 2–9, 2007 then just 22 years old. ''Hunley'' was the first submarine in history to sink a ship in warfare.
  • 26 Oct 1970 Doonesbury comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers.
  • 27 Oct 1970 Light, Lively & Yiddish opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • 28 Oct 1970 US / USSR sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts
  • 29 Oct 1970 WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, Georgia (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 30 Oct 1970 KVEW TV channel 42 in Kennewick, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting

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Movies

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The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

Country: United States of America

All About Eve

All About Eve

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Country: United States of America

Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Country: United States of America

Le cercle rouge

Le cercle rouge

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

Starring: Alain Delon, Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè, Yves Montand

Country: United States of America

Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in October 1970?
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Great Lion Of God by Taylor Caldwell

Great Lion Of God

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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

The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles

The French Lieutenant'S Woman

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Perhaps the most beloved of John Fowles's internationally bestselling works, The French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive storytelling that effectively invents anew the Victorian novel.

Islands In The Stream by Ernest Hemingway

Islands In The Stream

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A LATER CLASSIC FROM AMERICA'S PREMIER FICTION WRITER First published in 1970, nine years after Hemingway's death, this is the story of an artist and adventurer -- a man much like Hemingway himself.

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

The Crystal Cave

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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.

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