1970

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.

1970

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.

Discover how the world looked like in 1970

Oscar

Oscar Winners

All Academy Awards Prize winners of the 43rd edition of the Oscar ceremony


Best picture

Patton

Patton

Patton

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

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

Country: United States of America

Best director

Franklin Schaffner

Patton

Patton

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

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

Country: United States of America

Best actor

George C. Scott

Patton

Patton

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

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

Country: United States of America

Best actress

Glenda Jackson

Women in Love

Women in Love

Directed by: Ken Russell

Starring: Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, Jennie Linden

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actor

John Mills

Ryan's Daughter

Ryan's Daughter

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard, John Mills, Christopher Jones

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actress

Helen Hayes

Airport

Airport

Directed by: George Seaton, Henry Hathaway

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, George Kennedy, Jean Seberg

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1970 ?
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Inside The Third Reich by Albert Speer

Inside The Third Reich

By:

Speer, the Minister of Armaments and War Production under Hitler, the man who had kept Germany armed and the war machine running even after Hitler's mystique had faded, takes a brutally

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

The Crystal Cave

By:

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.

Mary Queen Of Scots by Antonia Fraser

Mary Queen Of Scots

By:

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 …

The French Lieutenant'S Woman by John Fowles

The French Lieutenant'S Woman

By:

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.

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prizes

All Nobel Prize winners of 1970


Peace Prize

  • Norman Borlaug

Literature

  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Physics

  • Hannes Alfvén
  • Louis Néel

Economic Sciences

  • Paul Samuelson

Chemistry

  • Luis Federico Leloir

Physiology or Medicine

  • Julius Axelrod
  • Ulf von Euler
  • Bernard Katz

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Conformist

The Conformist

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

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville

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

Country: United States of America

Patton

Patton

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

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

Country: United States of America

The White Sun of the Desert

The White Sun of the Desert

Directed by: Vladimir Motyl

Starring: Anatoliy Kuznetsov, Pavel Luspekayev, Spartak Mishulin, Kakhi Kavsadze

Country: United States of America

Kelly's Heroes

Kelly's Heroes

Directed by: Brian G. Hutton

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O'Connor

Country: United States of America

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1970 in the USA ?

world population

World Population

Demographic statistics of the year 1970


Population statistics

  • Total population: 3.7 billion (3,700,437,046 to be precise!)
  • Urban population: 1.4 billion, that is 37.0% of the total population of 1970 lives in cities
  • Yearly change: +74.7 million, corresponding to a percentage increase of +2.06%
  • Average density: 25.0 persons per km2
history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1970?


Events

  • 01 Jan The Epoch (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)
  • 02 Jan Dutch premiere of musical Hair in Amsterdam
  • 03 Jan Jimmy closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances
  • 04 Jan New York City transit fare rises from 20 cents to 30 cents, new larger tokens used
  • 05 Jan KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 07 Jan Farmers sue Max Yasgur for US$35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock".
  • 09 Jan Constitution of Singapore enacted.
  • 10 Jan Preview Center Opens
  • 11 Jan Super Bowl IV: Kansas City Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans; Most Valuable Player: Len Dawson, Quarterback.
  • 12 Jan Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage.
  • 14 Jan 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.
  • 15 Jan Republic Biafra disbands, joins Nigeria.
  • 16 Jan Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya.
  • 17 Jan Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s
  • 18 Jan NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 16-13.
  • 19 Jan UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
  • 20 Jan Super Fight, computer mock championship between Muhammed Ali and Marciano.
  • 21 Jan Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
  • 22 Jan Test debut of Barry Richards, South Africa versus Australia, Cape Town.
  • 23 Jan US launches second generation weather satellite, ITOS 1.
  • 24 Jan Valeri Muratov skates world record 500m (38.99 seconds).
  • 26 Jan Mick Jagger is fined £200 for possession of cannabis.
  • 27 Jan American movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG".
  • 31 Jan Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges
  • 01 Feb Ford Frick, Earle Combs and Jesse Haines elected to Hall of Fame
  • 02 Feb Pete Maravich becomes first to score 3,000 college basketball points.
  • 04 Feb Charles Aznavour opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 05 Feb WSCV TV channel 51 in Ft Lauderdale, Florida (IND) suspends broadcasting
  • 06 Feb Graeme Pollock completes 274 versus Australia at Durban.
  • 07 Feb Hollywood Palace, last airs on ABC TV
  • 10 Feb 26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington NH (state record)
  • 11 Feb 26.37 cm (10.38 inches) of rainfall, Mount Washington, New Hampshire (state 24-hour record).
  • 12 Feb Anthony Shaffers Sleuth, premieres in New York City
  • 13 Feb NL offices begins move from Cin to SF (completed February 23)
  • 14 Feb Gantry closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 1 performance
  • 15 Feb KAMU TV channel 15 in College Station, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 16 Feb Joe Frazier knocks out Jimmy Ellis in five rounds for undisputed heavyweight boxing crown.
  • 17 Feb Jeffrey McDonald slices up his wife and daughter
  • 18 Feb Chicago 7 defendants found innocent of inciting to riot
  • 19 Feb AL Cy Young winner Denny McLain suspended for bookmaking
  • 21 Feb Pathet Lao conquers Xieng Khuang and Muong Suy in Laos.
  • 22 Feb Charles Aznavour closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 23 Feb Holy Eucharist given by women for first time in Roman Catholic service.
  • 24 Feb KVDO TV channel 3 in Salem, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 26 Feb Georgy opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 27 Feb New York Times (falsely) reports US army has ended domestic surveillance.
  • 28 Feb Georgy closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 01 Mar End of US commercial whale hunting.
  • 02 Mar Rhodesia becomes independent Republic
  • 04 Mar New York Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out
  • 05 Mar Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St, New York City
  • 06 Mar Beatles release "Let it Be" in United Kingdom.
  • 07 Mar Ice Dance Championship at Ljubljana won by Pakhomova and Gorshkov (URS)
  • 08 Mar WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 10 Mar Barbra Streisand records The Singer andI Can Do It
  • 11 Mar 12th Grammy Awards: "Aquarius", Crosby Stills and Nash, Peggy Lee win.
  • 12 Mar US lowers voting age from 21 to 18
  • 13 Mar 100 year Beehive anniversary ends in brawl in Amsterdam
  • 15 Mar Purlie opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 689 performances
  • 16 Mar New English Bible published
  • 17 Mar US casts their first United Nations Security Council veto (Support England).
  • 18 Mar KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, TX (ABC) suspends broadcasting
  • 19 Mar W German chancellor and E German Premier Willy Brandt meet
  • 20 Mar Agency for Cultural and Technical Co-operation (ACCT) (Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique).
  • 21 Mar The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by Mayor of San Francisco Joseph Alioto.
  • 22 Mar Blood Red Roses opens and closes at John Golden Theater, New York City
  • 23 Mar US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 25 Mar Concorde makes its first supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH).
  • 26 Mar Golden Gate Park Conservatory made city landmark
  • 27 Mar Ringo releases his 1st solo album Sentimental Journey
  • 28 Mar 1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey)
  • 29 Mar Look to the Lilies opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • 30 Mar Applause opens at Palace Theater NYC for 900 performances
  • 31 Mar Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee.
  • 01 Apr Bud Selig becomes CEO of Milwaukee Brewers
  • 02 Apr Qatar gains independence from Britain.
  • 03 Apr Miriam Hargrave of England passes her drivers test on 40th try
  • 04 Apr Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Don Johnson.
  • 05 Apr WSNS TV channel 44 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Apr BBC Radio 4 broadcasts the first edition of ''PM''.
  • 07 Apr Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds, premieres in New York City
  • 08 Apr Cry for Us All opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 09 Apr Paul McCartney announces official split of The Beatles.
  • 10 Apr An avalanche at a tuberculosis sanatorium in the French Alps kills 74, mostly young boys.
  • 11 Apr Apollo 13 launched to Moon; unable to land, returns in 6 days
  • 13 Apr Greek composer Mikis Theordorakis is freed.
  • 14 Apr Boy Friend opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 119 performances
  • 15 Apr Cry for Us All closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 16 Apr Richard Josef Neutra, Austrian/American architect (Who Bought America?), dies at age 78.
  • 17 Apr Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help
  • 19 Apr Look to the Lilies closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 performances
  • 20 Apr 74th Boston Marathon won by Ron Hill of Great Britain in 2:10:30 (new US marathon record).
  • 21 Apr 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
  • 22 Apr Park opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 24 Apr China PR launches its 1st satellite transmitting song East is Red
  • 25 Apr Park closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 26 Apr Company opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 690 performances
  • 28 Apr Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia.
  • 29 Apr Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.
  • 30 Apr US troops invade Cambodia
  • 01 May 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 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)
  • 03 May 24th NBA Championship: New York Knicks beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3.
  • 04 May National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio
  • 05 May US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site.
  • 06 May Yuchiro Miura of Japan skis down Mount Everest.
  • 08 May Beatles release Let it Be album
  • 09 May 100,000s in the USA demonstrate against Vietnam War.
  • 10 May Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open.
  • 11 May Sammy Davis Jr weds Altovise.
  • 12 May KTVM TV channel 6 in Butte, MT (NBC / ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 13 May Beatles movie Let it Be premieres
  • 14 May New York City local newspaper Our Town begins publishing
  • 15 May Mississippi Highway Patrol kills 2 at Jackson State College
  • 16 May Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70
  • 17 May Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Johnny Londoff Chevrolet Golf Tournament.
  • 20 May 100,000 march in New York supporting US policies in Vietnam.
  • 21 May US National Guard mobilized to quell disturbances at Ohio State University.
  • 22 May Arab terrorists kill nine children and three adults on a school bus.
  • 24 May Peter Queen quits rock music group Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult.
  • 26 May The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
  • 27 May British expedition climbs south face of Annapurna I.
  • 28 May 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 Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans.
  • 31 May At 03:23pm, Yungay Peru levelled by 7.75 earthquake (50-70,000 die)
  • 01 Jun Everything Is Beautiful by Ray Stevens hits #1
  • 02 Jun Norway announces that it has rich oil deposits off its North Sea coast.
  • 03 Jun 1st artificial gene synthesized
  • 04 Jun 43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins spelling croissant
  • 05 Jun KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Jun 102nd Belmont: John Rotz aboard High Echelon wins in 2:34
  • 07 Jun 22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young and Susan Hampshire
  • 08 Jun Players and management end labor dispute up min salary to $12,000
  • 09 Jun Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton University
  • 11 Jun US leaves Wheelus Air Force Base Libya.
  • 12 Jun Pittsburgh Pirates' player Dock Ellis no-hits San Diego Padres, 2-0.
  • 13 Jun In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry hit #1 in the UK
  • 14 Jun Cincinnati Red Stockings loses first game after winning 130 straight.
  • 15 Jun 16th LPGA Championship won by Shirley Englehorn
  • 16 Jun Kenneth A Gibson elected 1st black Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
  • 17 Jun Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera
  • 18 Jun 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.
  • 19 Jun Conservatives win British parliamentary election
  • 20 Jun Ray Stevens Show, debuts on NBC-TV
  • 21 Jun 70th US Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 281 at Hazeltine National, Minnesota
  • 22 Jun Supreme Court ruled juries of less than 12 are constitutional
  • 23 Jun Red Skelton Show, last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV
  • 24 Jun Catch 22 opens in movie theaters
  • 26 Jun Frank Robinson hits two grand slams as Baltimore Orioles beat Washington Senators 12-2.
  • 28 Jun Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
  • 29 Jun US ends two month military offensive into Cambodia.
  • 30 Jun Colorado State College changes its name to University of Northern Colorado.
  • 01 Jul Denny McLain returns, (leaves trailiing) Tigers beat Yankees in 11
  • 02 Jul 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam and Brussels
  • 03 Jul 77th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King (14-12 11-9)
  • 04 Jul 84th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Newcombe beats K Rosewall (57 63 62 36 61)
  • 05 Jul Air Canada Flight 621 crashes near Toronto International Airport killing 109 people.
  • 06 Jul California passes 1st no fault divorce law
  • 08 Jul Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American Self-Determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination Act.
  • 09 Jul In Atlanta, Chief-No-ka-homa is joined by cousin Chief Round-the-Horn
  • 11 Jul The first tunnel under the Pyrenees links the towns of Aragnouet (France) and Bielsa (Spain).
  • 12 Jul 99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St. Andrews
  • 13 Jul Building begins of Amsterdam metro
  • 14 Jul 41st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • 15 Jul Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in first world female soccer championship.
  • 16 Jul Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh opens.
  • 17 Jul 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.
  • 18 Jul Boy Friend closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 119 performances
  • 19 Jul Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open
  • 20 Jul Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks
  • 21 Jul 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
  • 23 Jul Qaboos ibn Sa'id becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Sa'id ibn Taimur initiating massive reforms ;modernisation programs and end to a decade long civil war.
  • 24 Jul International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule
  • 25 Jul (They Long to Be) Close to You reaches #1
  • 26 Jul Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs of Phillies Steve Carlton
  • 27 Jul Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
  • 29 Jul Six days of race rioting in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • 30 Jul 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield, Connecticut, USA.
  • 31 Jul 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940)
  • 01 Aug EAA Convention moves from Rockford Ill to Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • 02 Aug Baltimore defeats Kansas City 10-8, Orioles 23rd straight win over the Royals
  • 03 Aug Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire, passes her driving test on 40th try
  • 04 Aug Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness
  • 05 Aug US Black Panther leader Huey Newton let out of jail
  • 07 Aug Christine Perfect (McVie) joins Fleetwood Mac
  • 08 Aug New York Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)
  • 09 Aug Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 10 Aug Jim Morrison is tried in Miami on lewd & lascivious behavior
  • 11 Aug Tony Perez becomes the first to hit a home run in the red seats at Riverfront.
  • 12 Aug Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball
  • 14 Aug Steven Stills arrested for drug possession
  • 15 Aug Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando)
  • 16 Aug 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills, Oklahoma
  • 17 Aug Venera 7 (US), 1st softlanding on Venus, launched
  • 23 Aug Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
  • 24 Aug Bomb kills one at University of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison.
  • 26 Aug The then new feminist movement, led by Betty Friedan, leads a nation-wide Women's Strike for Equality.
  • 29 Aug Black Panthers confront police in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (one policeman killed).
  • 31 Aug 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)
  • 01 Sep Failed assassination attempt on Jordanian King Hussain
  • 02 Sep 1st tennis tie break at a Grand Slam (US Open) (9 pt sudden death)
  • 03 Sep After NL record 1,117 consecutive games, Billy Williams asks to sit out
  • 04 Sep Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum
  • 05 Sep Estimated 15 cm (6 inches) of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record).
  • 06 Sep New York Met Tommy Agee hits for the cycle
  • 07 Sep PLO hijacks 4 planes
  • 08 Sep Hijacking (and subsequent destruction) of three airliners to Jordan by Palestinians; the events to follow would later become known as Black September
  • 09 Sep Bowie Kuhn suspends Denny McLain for carrying a gun
  • 11 Sep The Ford Pinto automobile is introduced.
  • 12 Sep 1st Concorde lands at Heathrow airport
  • 13 Sep 1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38
  • 14 Sep Stevie Miracle marries Rita Wright, [Syreeta]
  • 15 Sep PLO leader Arafat threatens to make a cemetery of Jordan
  • 16 Sep Jordan King Hussein forms military government
  • 17 Sep Jordan launches offensive against guerrilla army
  • 18 Sep Jimi Hendrix dies in London of drug related complications.
  • 19 Sep Mary Tyler Moore show premieres
  • 20 Sep Jim Morrison found not guilty of lewd behavior
  • 21 Sep Monday Night Football premieres on ABC - Browns 31, Jets 21
  • 22 Sep US President Richard Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses.
  • 23 Sep Abdul Razak bin Hussain becomes Premier of Malaysia
  • 24 Sep Soviet Luna 16 lands on earth after 1st unmanned round trip to moon
  • 25 Sep Ringo releases his Beaucoups of Blues album
  • 26 Sep Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • 27 Sep Ken Boswell sets second baseman record of 85 games without an error.
  • 28 Sep Words & Music, debuts on NBC-TV
  • 29 Sep NET Festival, last aired
  • 30 Sep New American Bible published
  • 01 Oct 63 arrest in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano Italy
  • 02 Oct Plane carrying Wichita State University football team crashes killing 30.
  • 03 Oct Coco closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 333 performances
  • 04 Oct Kansas City Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal
  • 05 Oct John Creach, joins Jefferson Airplane
  • 07 Oct General Juan José Torres becomes the new President of Bolivia.
  • 08 Oct Soviet author Alexander I Solzhenitsyn awarded Nobel Prize for Literature.
  • 09 Oct Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence.
  • 10 Oct Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day).
  • 11 Oct Eleven French soldiers are killed in a shootout with rebels in Chad.
  • 12 Oct Rock Memorabilia Auction at Filmore East
  • 13 Oct Angela Davis arrested in New York City
  • 14 Oct 4th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins
  • 15 Oct Bridge over Yarra River in Melbourne crashes; killing 35
  • 16 Oct In response to the October Crisis terrorist kidnapping, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada invokes the War Measures Act.
  • 17 Oct Anwar Sadat sworn in as President of Egypt
  • 18 Oct Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
  • 19 Oct Rothschilds opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 505 performances
  • 20 Oct American Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 21 Oct Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh
  • 22 Oct Chilean army commander René Schneider is shot in Santiago the government declares a state of emergency. Schneider dies October 25.
  • 23 Oct Gary Gabelich sets a land speed record in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame, fueled with natural gas.
  • 24 Oct Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on Mary Tyler Moore Show
  • 25 Oct 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 Doonesbury comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers.
  • 27 Oct Light, Lively & Yiddish opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • 28 Oct US / USSR sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts
  • 29 Oct WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, Georgia (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 30 Oct KVEW TV channel 42 in Kennewick, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 01 Nov 1st regular season Giants-Jets game, Giants win 22-10 at Shea
  • 02 Nov Cleveland Cavaliers lose by biggest margin-54 points (Philadelphia 76ers 141-87).
  • 03 Nov Bob Gibson wins NL Cy Young Award
  • 04 Nov Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee
  • 05 Nov Vietnam War: The United States Military Assistance Command in Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24).
  • 06 Nov Boog Powell wins AL MVP
  • 07 Nov Purlie closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 689 performances
  • 08 Nov Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63-yard field goal.
  • 09 Nov Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins
  • 10 Nov 2 by 2 opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 343 performances
  • 11 Nov Baltimore Oriole Boog Powell wins AL MVP
  • 12 Nov 240 km/h cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die
  • 13 Nov Flooding ravages Ganges delta, 200,000-1 million killed
  • 14 Nov DC-9 crashes in West Virginia, 75 killed
  • 16 Nov The Lockheed L-1011 Tristar flies for the first time.
  • 17 Nov British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on pg 3 (Stephanie Rahn)
  • 18 Nov Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 19 Nov Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a California state historical landmark.
  • 20 Nov UN General Assembly accepts membership of China PR
  • 21 Nov New York Knicks' first game against Cleveland Cavaliers, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Gardens, New York.
  • 22 Nov Guinean president Sekou Toure accuses Portugal of an attack when hundreds of mercenaries land near the capital Conakry.
  • 23 Nov KNCT TV channel 46 in Belton / Killeen, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 24 Nov 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB)
  • 25 Nov Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year
  • 26 Nov B O Davis Sr, first American black general, dies at age 93 in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 27 Nov Carl Morton (18-11 for last-place Expos), receives NL Rookie of Year
  • 28 Nov 58th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10
  • 30 Nov George Harrison releases his triple album set All Things Must Pass
  • 01 Dec Luis Echeverria Alvarez sworn in as President of MTxico.
  • 02 Dec Tippetts Opera Knot Garden, premieres in London
  • 03 Dec US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 04 Dec Unemployment in US increases to 5.8 percent.
  • 05 Dec Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy, and Bill Masterson trophy stolen from NHL hall of fame.
  • 06 Dec Cleveland Cavaliers' first NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106.
  • 07 Dec Taizan Maezumi Roshi, head of LA Zen Center, receives dharma
  • 09 Dec Dutch Antilles: Government of Petronia falls.
  • 10 Dec North American Soccer League awards New York and Toronto franchises.
  • 11 Dec John Lennon releases an album that contains songs with word fuck
  • 12 Dec Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays.
  • 13 Dec Greg Chappell scores 108 on Test debut versus England at the WACA.
  • 15 Dec Ferryboat capsized in Korean Strait drowning 261
  • 16 Dec 1st successful landing on Venus (USSR)
  • 17 Dec US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 18 Dec Me Nobody Knows opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 performances
  • 21 Dec WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, New York (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 22 Dec Treblinka SS commander Franz Stangl sentenced to life imprisonment
  • 23 Dec New York World Trade Center reaches highest point (411 m).
  • 24 Dec 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.
  • 25 Dec The ETA releases Eugen Beihl.
  • 27 Dec Hello, Dolly! closes at Saint James Theater in New York City after 2,844 performances.
  • 28 Dec Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen opens at Majestic NYC for 19 performances
  • 29 Dec U.S. President Richard Nixon signs into law the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
  • 30 Dec Paul McCartney sues his bandmates to dissolve the Beatles
  • 31 Dec Congress authorizes Eisenhower dollar coin