1970: On This Year

1970

1970 (MCMLXX in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1970th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1970 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1970 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1970, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1970, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1970, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1970, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1970.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1970 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.

history

What was 1970 known for ?

  • Twelve days after Easter Sunday, Paul McCartney broke up with the Beatles, later in the year, Elvis Presley the all-American rock and roll star met with President Richard M. Nixon, not only for a social call but to help the president with his war on drugs.
  • The first celebration of the earth day was in 1970.
  • Launching of Apollo 13 to the moon was on April 11. This was the third lunar landing mission to the moon. Three astronauts were on the mission to the Fra Mauro highlands of the moon were Fred Wallace Haise, John Leonard Swigert, and James Arthur Lovell. The mission was to explore and conduct geological experiments of the Imbrium Basin. Two days later on April 13, 1970, an oxygen tank aboard the Apollo 13 exploded. Landing on the moon was out of the questions and getting the astronauts home safe became the new mission. On April 17, 1970, the Apollo 13 returned to Earth.
  • At the start of the 70s decade, the consumption of oil in the United States of America was at an all-time high. The American public was undeterred by the imminent energy crisis characterized by fuel shortage and a spike in the price of gasoline. The lawmakers in Washington encouraged the American public saying the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) could not afford to lose the American market. OAPEC retaliated by imposing an oil embargo for the better part of 1970 and subsequent years.
  • Friday 13 is a day of bad luck. This was evident to residents of East Pakistan when a tidal wave caused by a cyclone killed over 200,000 people on November 13. This was the third storm to kill over 200,000 people in the region.
  • These and many more events that took place in 1970 set the stage for changing times in the new decade. It also paved the way for the fashion centered 1980s.

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1970: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1970, during the 43rd Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 15/04/1971 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 1970:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1970?

Patton
The Oscar for Best Movie went to Patton, directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, starring George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1970?

Patton
The Oscar for Best Director went to Franklin Schaffner, for the movie Patton, starring George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1970?

Patton
The Oscar for Best Actor went to George C. Scott, for the movie Patton, starring George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1970?

Women in Love
The Oscar for Best Actress went to Glenda Jackson, for the movie Women in Love, starring Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, Jennie Linden produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1970?

Ryan's Daughter
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to John Mills, for the movie Ryan's Daughter, starring Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Christopher Jones produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1970?

Airport
The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Helen Hayes, for the movie Airport, starring Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, George Kennedy, Jean Seberg produced in the United States of America.
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1970: Who was Time's Person of the Year?


Willy Brandt
In 1970, Willy Brandt was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. As Chancellor of West Germany, Brandt was acknowledged for "seeking to bring about a fresh relationship between East and West" through his "bold approach to the Soviet Union and the East Bloc".

1970: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1970 were:

Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene

Travels With My Aunt

By:

"I met Aunt Augusta the first time at my mother’s funeral ..." Graham Greene described it as "the only book that I have written for fun," Travels with My

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

The Crystal Cave

By:

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

The Selling Of The President 1968 by Joe McGinniss

The Selling Of The President 1968

By:

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

The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt

The Secret Woman

By:

Victoria Holt, the Queen of Gothic Romance, has sold over 100 million copies. "I will be back," he stated. "Perhaps you are thinking sooner than you think. "He

Inside The Third Reich by Albert Speer

Inside The Third Reich

By:

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.

Dog chinese zodiac sign

1970: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1970?


According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1970 was the Year of the Dog.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Dog sign.

Nobel Prize

1970: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year


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1970: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1970 were Michael, James and David for boys and Jennifer, Lisa and Kimberly for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1970: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1970 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Michael
  • James
  • David
  • John
  • Robert
  • Christopher
  • William
  • Brian
  • Mark
  • Richard

1970: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1970 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Jennifer
  • Lisa
  • Kimberly
  • Michelle
  • Amy
  • Angela
  • Melissa
  • Tammy
  • Mary
  • Tracy

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1970: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1970, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Let It Be by The Beatles

1970: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1970 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Let It Be by The Beatles
  2. I'll Be There by Jackson 5
  3. (They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters
  4. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas
  5. Make It With You by Bread
  6. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel
  7. Mama Told Me (Not To Come) by Three Dog Night
  8. I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family
  9. Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross
  10. The Love You Save by The Jackson 5

1970: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 1970, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was The Wonder Of You by Elvis Presley

1970: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 1970 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. The Wonder Of You by Elvis Presley
  2. In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry
  3. Back Home by England World Cup Squad
  4. Wand'rin' Star by Lee Marvin
  5. Voodoo Chile by Jimi Hendrix Experience
  6. Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  7. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
  8. I Want You Back by The Jackson Five
  9. Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum
  10. Band Of Gold by Freda Payne

1970: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1970 were:

The Conformist

The Conformist

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Enzo Tarascio

Country: United States of America

Le cercle rouge

Le cercle rouge

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

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

Country: United States of America

Norman

Norman

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Jonathan Segal

Kleiner König Kalle Wirsch

Kleiner König Kalle Wirsch

Release year: 1970

Patton

Patton

Release year: 1970

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Starring: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong

Country: United States of America

world population

1970: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 1970 was 3,700,437,046 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 37.0% of the total population, which is roughly 1.4 billion individuals.The annual population change in 1970 was an increase of +74.7 million people, representing a percentage increase of +2.06% over the previous year.The average population density in 1970 was 16 persons per square mile (or 25 persons per square kilometer).

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What happened in 1970?

Here's what happened in 1970:

  • Jan 1, 1970: The Epoch
  • Jan 2, 1970: Dutch premiere of musical Hair in Amsterdam
  • Jan 3, 1970: Jimmy closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances
  • Jan 4, 1970: New York City transit fare rises from 20 cents to 30 cents, new larger tokens used
  • Jan 5, 1970: KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 7, 1970: Farmers sue Max Yasgur for US$35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock".
  • Jan 9, 1970: Constitution of Singapore enacted.
  • Jan 10, 1970: Preview Center Opens
  • Jan 11, 1970: Super Bowl IV: Kansas City Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans; Most Valuable Player: Len Dawson, Quarterback.
  • Jan 12, 1970: Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage.
  • Jan 14, 1970: Diana Ross amp The Supremes perform their farewell live concert together at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. Ross's replacement, Jean Terrell, is introduced onstage at the end of the last show.
  • Jan 15, 1970: Republic Biafra disbands, joins Nigeria.
  • Jan 16, 1970: Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya.
  • Jan 17, 1970: Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s
  • Jan 18, 1970: NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 16-13.
  • Jan 19, 1970: UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
  • Jan 20, 1970: Super Fight, computer mock championship between Muhammed Ali and Marciano.
  • Jan 21, 1970: Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
  • Jan 22, 1970: Test debut of Barry Richards, South Africa versus Australia, Cape Town.
  • Jan 23, 1970: US launches second generation weather satellite, ITOS 1.
  • Jan 24, 1970: Valeri Muratov skates world record 500m (38.99 seconds).
  • Jan 26, 1970: Mick Jagger is fined £200 for possession of cannabis.
  • Jan 27, 1970: American movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG".
  • Jan 31, 1970: Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges
  • Feb 1, 1970: Ford Frick, Earle Combs and Jesse Haines elected to Hall of Fame
  • Feb 2, 1970: Pete Maravich becomes first to score 3,000 college basketball points.
  • Feb 4, 1970: Charles Aznavour opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • Feb 5, 1970: WSCV TV channel 51 in Ft Lauderdale, Florida (IND) suspends broadcasting
  • Feb 6, 1970: Graeme Pollock completes 274 versus Australia at Durban.
  • Feb 7, 1970: Hollywood Palace, last airs on ABC TV
  • Feb 10, 1970: 26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington NH
  • Feb 11, 1970: 26.37 cm (10.38 inches) of rainfall, Mount Washington, New Hampshire (state 24-hour record).
  • Feb 12, 1970: Anthony Shaffers Sleuth, premieres in New York City
  • Feb 13, 1970: NL offices begins move from Cin to SF
  • Feb 14, 1970: Gantry closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 1 performance
  • Feb 15, 1970: KAMU TV channel 15 in College Station, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 16, 1970: Joe Frazier knocks out Jimmy Ellis in five rounds for undisputed heavyweight boxing crown.
  • Feb 17, 1970: Jeffrey McDonald slices up his wife and daughter
  • Feb 18, 1970: Chicago 7 defendants found innocent of inciting to riot
  • Feb 19, 1970: AL Cy Young winner Denny McLain suspended for bookmaking
  • Feb 21, 1970: Pathet Lao conquers Xieng Khuang and Muong Suy in Laos.
  • Feb 22, 1970: Charles Aznavour closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • Feb 23, 1970: Holy Eucharist given by women for first time in Roman Catholic service.
  • Feb 24, 1970: KVDO TV channel 3 in Salem, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 26, 1970: Georgy opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Feb 27, 1970: New York Times (falsely) reports US army has ended domestic surveillance.
  • Feb 28, 1970: Georgy closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Mar 1, 1970: End of US commercial whale hunting.
  • Mar 2, 1970: Rhodesia becomes independent Republic
  • Mar 4, 1970: New York Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out
  • Mar 5, 1970: Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St, New York City
  • Mar 6, 1970: Beatles release "Let it Be" in United Kingdom.
  • Mar 7, 1970: Ice Dance Championship at Ljubljana won by Pakhomova and Gorshkov
  • Mar 8, 1970: WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 10, 1970: Barbra Streisand records The Singer andI Can Do It
  • Mar 11, 1970: 12th Grammy Awards: "Aquarius", Crosby Stills and Nash, Peggy Lee win.
  • Mar 12, 1970: US lowers voting age from 21 to 18
  • Mar 13, 1970: 100 year Beehive anniversary ends in brawl in Amsterdam
  • Mar 15, 1970: Purlie opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 689 performances
  • Mar 16, 1970: New English Bible published
  • Mar 17, 1970: US casts their first United Nations Security Council veto (Support England).
  • Mar 18, 1970: KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, TX (ABC) suspends broadcasting
  • Mar 19, 1970: W German chancellor and E German Premier Willy Brandt meet
  • Mar 20, 1970: Agency for Cultural and Technical Co-operation (ACCT) (Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique).
  • Mar 21, 1970: The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by Joseph Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco.
  • Mar 22, 1970: Blood Red Roses opens and closes at John Golden Theater, New York City
  • Mar 23, 1970: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Mar 25, 1970: Concorde makes its first supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH).
  • Mar 26, 1970: Golden Gate Park Conservatory made city landmark
  • Mar 27, 1970: Ringo releases his 1st solo album Sentimental Journey
  • Mar 28, 1970: 1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages
  • Mar 29, 1970: Look to the Lilies opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • Mar 30, 1970: Applause opens at Palace Theater NYC for 900 performances
  • Mar 31, 1970: Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee.
  • Apr 1, 1970: Bud Selig becomes CEO of Milwaukee Brewers
  • Apr 2, 1970: Qatar gains independence from Britain.
  • Apr 3, 1970: Miriam Hargrave of England passes her drivers test on 40th try
  • Apr 4, 1970: Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Don Johnson.
  • Apr 5, 1970: WSNS TV channel 44 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 6, 1970: BBC Radio 4 broadcasts the first edition of ''PM''.
  • Apr 7, 1970: Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds, premieres in New York City
  • Apr 8, 1970: Cry for Us All opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Apr 9, 1970: Paul McCartney announces official split of The Beatles.
  • Apr 10, 1970: An avalanche at a tuberculosis sanatorium in the French Alps kills 74, mostly young boys.
  • Apr 11, 1970: Apollo 13 launched to Moon; unable to land, returns in 6 days
  • Apr 13, 1970: Greek composer Mikis Theordorakis is freed.
  • Apr 14, 1970: Boy Friend opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 119 performances
  • Apr 15, 1970: Cry for Us All closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Apr 16, 1970: Richard Josef Neutra, Austrian/American architect (Who Bought America?), dies at age 78.
  • Apr 17, 1970: Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help
  • Apr 19, 1970: Look to the Lilies closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 performances
  • Apr 20, 1970: 74th Boston Marathon won by Ron Hill of Great Britain in 2:10:30 (new US marathon record).
  • Apr 21, 1970: Reds clout 7 HRs by 6 batters, Braves counter with 3 HRs, 6 for one team and 9 different batters for two teams, all tie or set records
  • Apr 22, 1970: Park opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Apr 24, 1970: China PR launches its 1st satellite transmitting song East is Red
  • Apr 25, 1970: Park closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Apr 26, 1970: Company opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 690 performances
  • Apr 28, 1970: Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia.
  • Apr 29, 1970: Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.
  • Apr 30, 1970: US troops invade Cambodia
  • May 1, 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.
  • May 2, 1970: 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby
  • May 3, 1970: 24th NBA Championship: New York Knicks beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3.
  • May 4, 1970: National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio
  • May 5, 1970: US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site.
  • May 6, 1970: Yuchiro Miura of Japan skis down Mount Everest.
  • May 8, 1970: Beatles release Let it Be album
  • May 9, 1970: 100,000s in the USA demonstrate against Vietnam War.
  • May 10, 1970: Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.
  • May 11, 1970: Sammy Davis Jr weds Altovise.
  • May 12, 1970: KTVM TV channel 6 in Butte, MT (NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 13, 1970: Beatles movie Let it Be premieres
  • May 14, 1970: New York City local newspaper Our Town begins publishing
  • May 15, 1970: Mississippi Highway Patrol kills 2 at Jackson State College
  • May 16, 1970: Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70
  • May 17, 1970: Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Johnny Londoff Chevrolet Golf Tournament.
  • May 20, 1970: 100,000 march in New York supporting US policies in Vietnam.
  • May 21, 1970: US National Guard mobilized to quell disturbances at Ohio State University.
  • May 22, 1970: Arab terrorists kill nine children and three adults on a school bus.
  • May 24, 1970: Peter Queen quits rock music group Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult.
  • May 26, 1970: The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
  • May 27, 1970: British expedition climbs south face of Annapurna I.
  • May 28, 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.
  • May 30, 1970: Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans.
  • May 31, 1970: At 03:23pm, Yungay Peru levelled by 7.75 earthquake
  • Jun 1, 1970: Everything Is Beautiful by Ray Stevens hits #1
  • Jun 2, 1970: Norway announces that it has rich oil deposits off its North Sea coast.
  • Jun 3, 1970: 1st artificial gene synthesized
  • Jun 4, 1970: 43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins spelling croissant
  • Jun 5, 1970: KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 6, 1970: 102nd Belmont: John Rotz aboard High Echelon wins in 2:34
  • Jun 7, 1970: 22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young and Susan Hampshire
  • Jun 8, 1970: Players and management end labor dispute up min salary to $12,000
  • Jun 9, 1970: Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton University
  • Jun 11, 1970: US leaves Wheelus Air Force Base Libya.
  • Jun 12, 1970: Pittsburgh Pirates' player Dock Ellis no-hits San Diego Padres, 2-0.
  • Jun 13, 1970: In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry hit #1 in the UK
  • Jun 14, 1970: Cincinnati Red Stockings loses first game after winning 130 straight.
  • Jun 15, 1970: 16th LPGA Championship won by Shirley Englehorn
  • Jun 16, 1970: Kenneth A Gibson elected 1st black Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
  • Jun 17, 1970: Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera
  • Jun 18, 1970: United Kingdom general election, 1970: the Conservative Party wins and Edward Heath becomes Prime Minister, ousting the Labour government of Harold Wilson after nearly six years in power. The election result was something of a surprise, as most of the opinion polls had predicted a third successive Labour win.
  • Jun 19, 1970: Conservatives win British parliamentary election
  • Jun 20, 1970: Ray Stevens Show, debuts on NBC-TV
  • Jun 21, 1970: 70th US Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 281 at Hazeltine National, Minnesota
  • Jun 22, 1970: Supreme Court ruled juries of less than 12 are constitutional
  • Jun 23, 1970: Red Skelton Show, last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV
  • Jun 24, 1970: Catch 22 opens in movie theaters
  • Jun 26, 1970: Frank Robinson hits two grand slams as Baltimore Orioles beat Washington Senators 12-2.
  • Jun 28, 1970: Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
  • Jun 29, 1970: US ends two month military offensive into Cambodia.
  • Jun 30, 1970: Colorado State College changes its name to University of Northern Colorado.
  • Jul 1, 1970: Denny McLain returns, (leaves trailiing) Tigers beat Yankees in 11
  • Jul 2, 1970: 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam and Brussels
  • Jul 3, 1970: 77th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King
  • Jul 4, 1970: 84th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Newcombe beats K Rosewall
  • Jul 5, 1970: Air Canada Flight 621 crashes near Toronto International Airport killing 109 people.
  • Jul 6, 1970: California passes 1st no fault divorce law
  • Jul 8, 1970: Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American Self-Determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination Act.
  • Jul 9, 1970: In Atlanta, Chief-No-ka-homa is joined by cousin Chief Round-the-Horn
  • Jul 11, 1970: The first tunnel under the Pyrenees links the towns of Aragnouet (France) and Bielsa (Spain).
  • Jul 12, 1970: 99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St. Andrews
  • Jul 13, 1970: Building begins of Amsterdam metro
  • Jul 14, 1970: 41st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • Jul 15, 1970: Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in first world female soccer championship.
  • Jul 16, 1970: Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh opens.
  • Jul 17, 1970: Ralph Baer demonstrates his television video game system to Magnavox. Despite a lack of interest from most Magnavox engineers, Bill Enders negotiates an exclusive license to manufacture and distribute the system, and sublicense Sanders Associates' patents on the technology.
  • Jul 18, 1970: Boy Friend closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 119 performances
  • Jul 19, 1970: Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open
  • Jul 20, 1970: Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks
  • Jul 21, 1970: Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits and Padres lose, 3-0
  • Jul 23, 1970: Qaboos bin Said al Said becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Said bin Taimur initiating massive reforms, modernization programs and end to a decade long civil war.
  • Jul 24, 1970: International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule
  • Jul 25, 1970: (They Long to Be) Close to You reaches #1
  • Jul 26, 1970: Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs of Phillies Steve Carlton
  • Jul 27, 1970: Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
  • Jul 29, 1970: Six days of race rioting in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • Jul 30, 1970: 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield, Connecticut, USA.
  • Jul 31, 1970: 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3
  • Aug 1, 1970: EAA Convention moves from Rockford Ill to Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • Aug 2, 1970: Baltimore defeats Kansas City 10-8, Orioles 23rd straight win over the Royals
  • Aug 3, 1970: Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire, passes her driving test on 40th try
  • Aug 4, 1970: Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness
  • Aug 5, 1970: US Black Panther leader Huey Newton let out of jail
  • Aug 7, 1970: Christine Perfect (McVie) joins Fleetwood Mac
  • Aug 8, 1970: New York Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37
  • Aug 9, 1970: Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Aug 10, 1970: Jim Morrison is tried in Miami on lewd & lascivious behavior
  • Aug 11, 1970: Tony Perez becomes the first to hit a home run in the red seats at Riverfront.
  • Aug 12, 1970: Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball
  • Aug 14, 1970: Steven Stills arrested for drug possession
  • Aug 15, 1970: Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player
  • Aug 16, 1970: 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills, Oklahoma
  • Aug 17, 1970: Venera 7 (US), 1st softlanding on Venus, launched
  • Aug 23, 1970: Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
  • Aug 24, 1970: Bomb kills one at University of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison.
  • Aug 26, 1970: The then new feminist movement, led by Betty Friedan, leads a nation-wide Women's Strike for Equality.
  • Aug 29, 1970: Black Panthers confront police in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (one policeman killed).
  • Aug 31, 1970: 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland
  • Sep 1, 1970: Failed assassination attempt on Jordanian King Hussain
  • Sep 2, 1970: 1st tennis tie break at a Grand Slam
  • Sep 3, 1970: After NL record 1,117 consecutive games, Billy Williams asks to sit out
  • Sep 4, 1970: Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum
  • Sep 5, 1970: Estimated 15 cm (6 inches) of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record).
  • Sep 6, 1970: New York Met Tommy Agee hits for the cycle
  • Sep 7, 1970: PLO hijacks 4 planes
  • Sep 8, 1970: Hijacking (and subsequent destruction) of three airliners to Jordan by Palestinians; the events to follow would later become known as Black September
  • Sep 9, 1970: Bowie Kuhn suspends Denny McLain for carrying a gun
  • Sep 11, 1970: The Ford Pinto automobile is introduced.
  • Sep 12, 1970: 1st Concorde lands at Heathrow airport
  • Sep 13, 1970: 1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38
  • Sep 14, 1970: Stevie Miracle marries Rita Wright, [Syreeta]
  • Sep 15, 1970: PLO leader Arafat threatens to make a cemetery of Jordan
  • Sep 16, 1970: Jordan King Hussein forms military government
  • Sep 17, 1970: Jordan launches offensive against guerrilla army
  • Sep 18, 1970: Jimi Hendrix dies in London of drug related complications.
  • Sep 19, 1970: Mary Tyler Moore show premieres
  • Sep 20, 1970: Jim Morrison found not guilty of lewd behavior
  • Sep 21, 1970: Monday Night Football premieres on ABC - Browns 31, Jets 21
  • Sep 22, 1970: US President Richard Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses.
  • Sep 23, 1970: Abdul Razak bin Hussain becomes Premier of Malaysia
  • Sep 24, 1970: Soviet Luna 16 lands on earth after 1st unmanned round trip to moon
  • Sep 25, 1970: Ringo releases his Beaucoups of Blues album
  • Sep 26, 1970: Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • Sep 27, 1970: Ken Boswell sets second baseman record of 85 games without an error.
  • Sep 28, 1970: Words & Music, debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 29, 1970: NET Festival, last aired
  • Sep 30, 1970: New American Bible published
  • Oct 1, 1970: 63 arrest in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano Italy
  • Oct 2, 1970: Plane carrying Wichita State University football team crashes killing 30.
  • Oct 3, 1970: Coco closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 333 performances
  • Oct 4, 1970: Kansas City Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal
  • Oct 5, 1970: John Creach, joins Jefferson Airplane
  • Oct 7, 1970: General Juan José Torres becomes the new President of Bolivia.
  • Oct 8, 1970: Soviet author Alexander I Solzhenitsyn awarded Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • Oct 9, 1970: Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence.
  • Oct 10, 1970: Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day).
  • Oct 11, 1970: Eleven French soldiers are killed in a shootout with rebels in Chad.
  • Oct 12, 1970: Rock Memorabilia Auction at Filmore East
  • Oct 13, 1970: Angela Davis arrested in New York City
  • Oct 14, 1970: 4th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins
  • Oct 15, 1970: Bridge over Yarra River in Melbourne crashes; killing 35
  • Oct 16, 1970: In response to the October Crisis terrorist kidnapping, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada invokes the War Measures Act.
  • Oct 17, 1970: Anwar Sadat sworn in as President of Egypt
  • Oct 18, 1970: Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
  • Oct 19, 1970: Rothschilds opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 505 performances
  • Oct 20, 1970: American Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 21, 1970: Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh
  • Oct 22, 1970: Chilean army commander René Schneider is shot in Santiago the government declares a state of emergency. Schneider dies October 25.
  • Oct 23, 1970: Gary Gabelich sets a land speed record in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame, fueled with natural gas.
  • Oct 24, 1970: Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on Mary Tyler Moore Show
  • Oct 25, 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.
  • Oct 26, 1970: Doonesbury comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers.
  • Oct 27, 1970: Light, Lively & Yiddish opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • Oct 28, 1970: US / USSR sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts
  • Oct 29, 1970: WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, Georgia (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Oct 30, 1970: KVEW TV channel 42 in Kennewick, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 1, 1970: 1st regular season Giants-Jets game, Giants win 22-10 at Shea
  • Nov 2, 1970: Cleveland Cavaliers lose by biggest margin-54 points (Philadelphia 76ers 141-87).
  • Nov 3, 1970: Bob Gibson wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 4, 1970: Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee
  • Nov 5, 1970: Vietnam War: The United States Military Assistance Command in Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).
  • Nov 6, 1970: Boog Powell wins AL MVP
  • Nov 7, 1970: Purlie closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 689 performances
  • Nov 8, 1970: Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63-yard field goal.
  • Nov 9, 1970: Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins
  • Nov 10, 1970: 2 by 2 opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 343 performances
  • Nov 11, 1970: Baltimore Oriole Boog Powell wins AL MVP
  • Nov 12, 1970: 240 km/h cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die
  • Nov 13, 1970: Flooding ravages Ganges delta, 200,000-1 million killed
  • Nov 14, 1970: DC-9 crashes in West Virginia, 75 killed
  • Nov 16, 1970: The Lockheed L-1011 Tristar flies for the first time.
  • Nov 17, 1970: British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on pg 3
  • Nov 18, 1970: Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Nov 19, 1970: Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a California state historical landmark.
  • Nov 20, 1970: UN General Assembly accepts membership of China PR
  • Nov 21, 1970: New York Knicks' first game against Cleveland Cavaliers, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Gardens, New York.
  • Nov 22, 1970: Guinean president Sekou Toure accuses Portugal of an attack when hundreds of mercenaries land near the capital Conakry.
  • Nov 23, 1970: KNCT TV channel 46 in Belton / Killeen, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 24, 1970: 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford
  • Nov 25, 1970: Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 26, 1970: B O Davis Sr, first American black general, dies at age 93 in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Nov 27, 1970: Carl Morton (18-11 for last-place Expos), receives NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 28, 1970: 58th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10
  • Nov 30, 1970: George Harrison releases his triple album set All Things Must Pass
  • Dec 1, 1970: Luis Echeverria Alvarez sworn in as President of MTxico.
  • Dec 2, 1970: Tippetts Opera Knot Garden, premieres in London
  • Dec 3, 1970: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Dec 4, 1970: Unemployment in US increases to 5.8 percent.
  • Dec 5, 1970: Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy, and Bill Masterson trophy stolen from NHL hall of fame.
  • Dec 6, 1970: Cleveland Cavaliers' first NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106.
  • Dec 7, 1970: Taizan Maezumi Roshi, head of LA Zen Center, receives dharma
  • Dec 9, 1970: Dutch Antilles: Government of Petronia falls.
  • Dec 10, 1970: North American Soccer League awards New York and Toronto franchises.
  • Dec 11, 1970: John Lennon releases an album that contains songs with word fuck
  • Dec 12, 1970: Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays.
  • Dec 13, 1970: Greg Chappell scores 108 on Test debut versus England at the WACA.
  • Dec 15, 1970: Ferryboat capsized in Korean Strait drowning 261
  • Dec 16, 1970: 1st successful landing on Venus
  • Dec 17, 1970: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • Dec 18, 1970: Me Nobody Knows opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 performances
  • Dec 21, 1970: WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, New York (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 22, 1970: Treblinka SS commander Franz Stangl sentenced to life imprisonment
  • Dec 23, 1970: New York World Trade Center reaches highest point (411 m).
  • Dec 24, 1970: Buena Vista releases the animated feature film The Aristocats to theatres. It cost US$4 million to make. It is Disney's first animated feature film completed without Walt Disney.
  • Dec 25, 1970: The ETA releases Eugen Beihl.
  • Dec 27, 1970: Hello, Dolly! closes at Saint James Theater in New York City after 2,844 performances.
  • Dec 28, 1970: Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen opens at Majestic NYC for 19 performances
  • Dec 29, 1970: U.S. President Richard Nixon signs into law the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
  • Dec 30, 1970: Paul McCartney sues his bandmates to dissolve the Beatles
  • Dec 31, 1970: Congress authorizes Eisenhower dollar coin
  • Jan 5, 1970: The 7.1 M  Tonghai earthquake shakes Tonghai County, Yunnan province, China, with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (). Between 10,000 and 15,000 people are known to have been killed and about another 26,000 are injured.

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What does the year 1970 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1970 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 71st year of the 20th century and the 0th year of the 1970s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1969 and precedes 1971.

calendars for year 1970

Can you show me the calendar for the year 1970?

February 1970
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September 1970
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November 1970
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