September 1970 calendar

September 1970

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 1970?


  • 01 Sep 1970 Failed assassination attempt on Jordanian King Hussain
  • 02 Sep 1970 1st tennis tie break at a Grand Slam
  • 03 Sep 1970 After NL record 1,117 consecutive games, Billy Williams asks to sit out
  • 04 Sep 1970 Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum
  • 05 Sep 1970 Estimated 15 cm (6 inches) of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record).
  • 06 Sep 1970 New York Met Tommy Agee hits for the cycle
  • 07 Sep 1970 PLO hijacks 4 planes
  • 08 Sep 1970 Hijacking (and subsequent destruction) of three airliners to Jordan by Palestinians; the events to follow would later become known as Black September
  • 09 Sep 1970 Bowie Kuhn suspends Denny McLain for carrying a gun
  • 11 Sep 1970 The Ford Pinto automobile is introduced.
  • 12 Sep 1970 1st Concorde lands at Heathrow airport
  • 13 Sep 1970 1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38
  • 14 Sep 1970 Stevie Miracle marries Rita Wright, [Syreeta]
  • 15 Sep 1970 PLO leader Arafat threatens to make a cemetery of Jordan
  • 16 Sep 1970 Jordan King Hussein forms military government
  • 17 Sep 1970 Jordan launches offensive against guerrilla army
  • 18 Sep 1970 Jimi Hendrix dies in London of drug related complications.
  • 19 Sep 1970 Mary Tyler Moore show premieres
  • 20 Sep 1970 Jim Morrison found not guilty of lewd behavior
  • 21 Sep 1970 Monday Night Football premieres on ABC - Browns 31, Jets 21
  • 22 Sep 1970 US President Richard Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses.
  • 23 Sep 1970 Abdul Razak bin Hussain becomes Premier of Malaysia
  • 24 Sep 1970 Soviet Luna 16 lands on earth after 1st unmanned round trip to moon
  • 25 Sep 1970 Ringo releases his Beaucoups of Blues album
  • 26 Sep 1970 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • 27 Sep 1970 Ken Boswell sets second baseman record of 85 games without an error.
  • 28 Sep 1970 Words & Music, debuts on NBC-TV
  • 29 Sep 1970 NET Festival, last aired
  • 30 Sep 1970 New American Bible published
  • 04 Sep 1970 Salvador Allende is elected President of Chile.
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Music charts

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

  1. - War
  2. - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  3. - Lookin' Out My Back Door
  4. - Make It With You
  5. - In The Summertime

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - The Wonder Of You
  2. - Tears Of A Clown
  3. - Neanderthal Man
  4. - Band Of Gold
  5. - Lola


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in September 1970?

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

The Crystal Cave


Myridden Emrys, the poor son of a Welsh princess and a savage, is a troubled child, haunted with visions and portents.

Inside The Third Reich by Albert Speer

Inside The Third Reich


Speer, Hitler's Minister of Armaments and War Production, is brutally incarcerated. He was the man who kept Germany armed and the war machine going even after Hitler's mythology had died.

Human Sexual Inadequacy by William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson

Human Sexual Inadequacy


This book is a revolutionary guide to the treatment of sexual dysfunction. Over five hundred couples have been treated by Masters and Johnson's Reproductive Biology Research Foundation, St. Louis, over eleven years of clinical work.

Up The Organization by Robert Townsend

Up The Organization


Although Up the Organization was published over thirty-five years before its first publication, it continues to be a top choice for business books, even though it was first published in 1983.

The Wall Street Jungle by Richard Ney

The Wall Street Jungle


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