What Happened in July 1970

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Denny McLain returns, (leaves trailiing) Tigers beat Yankees in 11
  • Jul 1 FC Utrecht soccer team forms in Utrecht

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Jul 1 British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling visits N. Ireland and is reported as saying: "For God's sake bring me a large Scotch. What a bloody awful country!"
  • Jul 2 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam & Brussels
  • Jul 2 NY Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for 3rd time in 28 days
  • Jul 2 The Prevention of Incitement to Hatred Act (Northern Ireland) is introduced; it proved difficult to secure convictions under its provisions and was seldom enforced
  • Jul 2 Neil Blaney is found not guilty of illegal arms importation to the Irish Republican Army by a Dublin jury
  • Jul 3 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival
  • Jul 3 77th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King (14-12 11-9)
  • Jul 3 British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed
  • Jul 3 California Angels Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
  • Jul 3 The British Army imposed a curfew on the Falls Road area of Belfast as they search for weapons; during the operation they come under attack from the Official IRA (OIRA) and republican rioters
  • Jul 4 100 injured in race rioting in Asbury Park NJ

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 84th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Ken Rosewall (57 63 62 36 61)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio

Disc jockey and actor Casey Kasem
Disc jockey and actor
Casey Kasem
  • Jul 4 Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons
  • Jul 4 The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, continues throughout the day; a man is killed by the British Army.

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 5 25th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Jul 5 Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109
  • Jul 5 20th Berlin International Film Festival cancelled due to controversy surrounding the participation of Michael Verhoeven's anti-war film "o.k."
  • Jul 6 California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law
  • Jul 6 Baseball player NY Met Tommie Agee hits for the cycle
  • Jul 6 Irish Minister for External Affairs Partick Hillery pays an unofficial visit to the Falls Road area of Belfast, an areas only just subject to a curfew by British Army
  • Jul 8 SF Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
  • Jul 9 In Atlanta, Chief-No-ka-homa is joined by cousin Chief Round-the-Horn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 Thor Heyerdahl crosses Atlantic on raft Ra II, arrives in Barbados from Morocco in 57 days

Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer Thor Heyerdahl
Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer
Thor Heyerdahl

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 12 99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St Andrews

  • Jul 12 Tanzania signs contract with China for building Tanzam-railway
  • Jul 13 Building begins of Amsterdam metro
  • Jul 13 The annual 'Twelfth' parades passes off without serious incident in Northern Ireland
  • Jul 14 41st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • Jul 14 All star MVP: Carl Yastremski (Boston Red Sox)
  • Jul 15 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
  • Jul 16 Iraq's constitution goes into effect
  • Jul 16 Reds spoil Pirates debut in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium, 3-2
  • Jul 16 9th British Commonwealth Games open in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jul 17 30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, NYC
  • Jul 18 "Boy Friend" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 119 performances
  • Jul 18 Arthur Brown arrested for stripping on stage in Palemo Sicily
  • Jul 18 Ron Hunt gets hit by a pitch for a record 119th time
  • Jul 18 WJCL TV channel 22 in Savannah, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 18 Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jul 19 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open
  • Jul 19 57th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • Jul 20 Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks
  • Jul 21 Aswan Dam opens in Egypt, enables human control of the flooding of the Nile
  • Jul 21 Libya orders confiscation of all Jewish property
  • Jul 21 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 21 Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits & Padres lose, 3-0
  • Jul 23 Qaboos ibn Sa'id becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Sa'id ibn Taimur.
  • Jul 23 A ban on parades and public processions until January 1971 is announced by the Stormont government (North Ireland Parliament)
  • Jul 24 International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule
  • Jul 24 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 25 "(They Long to Be) Close to You" sung by the Carpenters reaches #1
  • Jul 25 9th British Commonwealth Games close in Edinburgh, Scotland

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 26 Cincinnati Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs off Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • Jul 27 Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
  • Jul 27 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 27 L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, & Jesse Haines enter Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jul 29 6 days of race rioting in Hartford Ct
  • Jul 30 -Aug 5] Hurricane Celia, kills 31 in Cuba, Florida & Texas
  • Jul 30 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield Ct
  • Jul 30 Riots hit Belfast, North Ireland
  • Jul 31 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940)
  • Jul 31 Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report"

CommunicationBlack Tot Day

Jul 31 Black Tot Day: the last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy (started 1740)

  • Jul 31 Daniel O'Hagan (19), a Catholic civilian, is shot dead by the British Army during a serious riot in the New Lodge Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 110

  • Jul 1 Kevin O'Brien, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jul 1 Nicky Goetze, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 NCAA Acad), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jul 1 Van Malone, NFL safety (Detroit Lions)
  • Jul 2 Derrick Ralph Adkins, 400m hurdler (Olympics-gold-96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 2 Colin Edwin, Australian musician (Porcupine Tree)
  • Jul 2 Scotty 2 Hotty, American wrestler
  • Jul 2 Monie Love, English rapper
  • Jul 2 Steve Morrow, Irish footballer
  • Jul 3 Preston Jones, WLAF quarterback (London Monarchs)
  • Jul 3 Teemu Selanne, Helsinki Fin, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Jul 3 Victor Bailey, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • Jul 3 Shawnee Smith, American actress
  • Jul 3 Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 3 Audra McDonald, American actress (Private Practice) and singer (6x Tony award winner), born in West Berlin

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
  • Jul 4 Andrei Cherkasov, USSR, tennis star
  • Jul 4 Louise Van Voorhis, 470 sailor (Olympics-4th-1992, 96), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jul 4 Tony Vidmar, Australian former footballer
  • Jul 5 Doug Bochtler, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Jul 5 Maureen Lee, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jul 5 Mac Dre, American rapper (d. 2004)
  • Jul 6 Antonio Harvey, NBA center/forward (LA Clippers)
  • Jul 6 Inspectah Deck, American rapper
  • Jul 6 Frank Salvato II, Italian-American Sound Engineer and Composer
  • Jul 6 Martin Smith, English singer (Delirious?)
  • Jul 7 Michael McCrary, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jul 7 Min Patel, cricketer (in Mumbai England left-arm spinner v India 1996)
  • Jul 7 Wayne McCullough, Irish boxer
  • Jul 7 Erik Zabel, German cyclist
  • Jul 7 Robia LaMorte, American actress and dancer
  • Jul 8 Lisa Powell, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 8 Marlies Askamp, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 8 Todd Martin, American tennis star (1988 USTA Boys' 18), born in Hinsdale, Illinois

Tennis Player Todd Martin
Tennis Player
Todd Martin
  • Jul 8 Beck [Bek David Campbell], American singer (Morning Phase), born in Los Angeles
  • Jul 9 Steve Dubinsky, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 9 Trent Green, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins)
  • Jul 9 Masami Tsuda, Japanese manga author
  • Jul 10 Klaas Van Noortwijk, cricketer (Holland batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • Jul 10 Helen Sjöholm, Swedish singer and actress
  • Jul 10 Gary LeVox, American singer (Rascal Flatts)
  • Jul 10 John Simm, British actor
  • Jul 11 Billy Ashley, Taylor MI, outfielder (LA Dodgers)
  • Jul 11 Pubudu Dissanayake, Sri Lanka cricket wicket-keeper (1993)
  • Jul 11 Justin Chambers, American actor
  • Jul 12 Chad Brown, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jul 12 Jaason Simmons, actor (Baywatch)
  • Jul 12 Jerry Ostroski, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jul 12 Markus Thomas, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
  • Jul 12 Marsha Guialdo, San Juan Trinidad, 100m hurdler
  • Jul 12 Brian Lee Byung-Hun, South Korean actor
  • Jul 12 Juba Kalamka, American artist/activist
  • Jul 13 Steven J Brown, Hackensack NJ, guitarist (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
  • Jul 14 Mark Brandenburg, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 14 Mark Strickland, NBA forward (Miami Heat)
  • Jul 14 Michelle Sawatzky, Steinbach Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 14 Missy Gold, Great Falls Mont, actress (Katie-Benson)
  • Jul 14 Todd Rucci, NFL guard (NE Patriots)
  • Jul 14 Thomas Lauderdale, musician (Pink Martini), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 15 Julian Paynter, Australian 5k runner (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 15 Stephen Howard, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)
  • Jul 15 Chi Cheng, American musician (Deftones), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 16 Fabio Casartelli, cyclist
  • Jul 16 Phil Graham, Halifax Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 16 William Van Landingham, Columbia TN, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • Jul 16 Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai film director
  • Jul 17 Bronwyn Roye, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 17 Mandy Smith, England, rocker (I Just Can't Wait)/wife of Bill Wyman
  • Jul 18 Dusty Imoo, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
  • Jul 18 John Kalin, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jul 18 Margaret Langford, canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jul 18 Patrick Dancy, TV rocker (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
  • Jul 19 Brooks Thompson, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)
  • Jul 19 Kengy Gardiner, Providence RI, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-5th-1994)
  • Jul 19 Rhona Susan Robertson, badminton player (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jul 20 Dean Wells, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jul 20 Shannon Baker, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jul 20 Tom Sherrer, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Cleveland Open-2nd), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jul 21 Bryce Florie, Charleston FLA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • Jul 21 Steven "Scrappy" Segaloff, rower (Olympics-5th-1996), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jul 21 Shawn Stasiak, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 22 Dan Jones, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • Jul 22 Melvin Aldridge, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 22 Sergei Zubov, Moscow Russia, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Pittsburgh)
  • Jul 22 W R Tillman, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jul 22 Craig Baird, New Zealander racing driver
  • Jul 23 Sam Waters, Camp Springs Md, singer (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up)
  • Jul 23 Charisma Carpenter, American actress (Angel), born in Las Vegas,Nevada
  • Jul 23 Thea Dorn, German writer
  • Jul 24 Blaine Bishop, NFL safety (Houston Oilers)
  • Jul 24 Gerald Ressman, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jul 24 Philip Sykes, field hockey defender (Olympics-96), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jul 24 Stephanie Adams, NJ, playmate (Nov, 1992)
  • Jul 25 Nicholas CEJ Windsor, son of the English Duke of Kent
  • Jul 26 Kenny Wilhite, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 26 Phil Alley, cricketer (NSW left-arm pace bowler)
  • Jul 27 Tom Europe, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jul 27 Nikolaj Coster Waldau, Danish actor (Game of Thrones), born in Rudkøbing
  • Jul 28 Paul Strang, cricketer (Zimbabwe's 1st Test match leg-spinner, 1994-)
  • Jul 28 Michael Amott, Swedish guitarist (Arch Enemy)
  • Jul 29 John Rennie, cricketer (Zimbabwe pace bowler 1993)
  • Jul 29 Maria Checca, Bogota Colombia, playmate (Aug, 1994)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 7 Actress Shelley Duvall (21) weds Bernard Sampson

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Jessie Street, Australian civil rights activist, dies
  • Jul 3 Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), dies at 84
  • Jul 4 Harold Vanderbilt, America Cup winner (1930, 34, 37), dies at 85
  • Jul 4 Barnett Newman, American artist (b. 1905)
  • Jul 6 Marjorie Rambeau, dies at 80
  • Jul 7 Allen Lane [Williams], English publisher (Penguin Books), dies at 67
  • Jul 7 Louise Harrison, mother of Beatle George, dies
  • Jul 7 Marjorie Rambeau, actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song), dies at 80
  • Jul 7 Sylvester Wiere, comedian (Wiere Brothers-Ford Festival), dies at 60
  • Jul 7 Dame Laura Knight, British impressionist artist
  • Jul 14 Preston S Foster, actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger), dies at 69
  • Jul 17 Juano Hernandez, actor (St Louis Blues, Two Loves), dies at 74
  • Jul 18 Lucien H d'Azambuja, Fren astronomer (chromosphere of Sun), dies at 86
  • Jul 19 Barry Wood, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies at 61
  • Jul 20 Iain Macleod, Conservative Party Politician and Chancellor of Exchequer at time of his death (b. 1913)
  • Jul 21 Mikhail Gerasimov, Russian anthropologist and sculptor (b. 1907)
  • Jul 21 Bob Kalsu, American football player (b. 1945)
  • Jul 22 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (b. 1912)
  • Jul 24 Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897)
  • Jul 26 Claud Allister, actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet), dies at 81
  • Jul 26 Robert Taschereau, French Canadian lawyer and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1896)
  • Jul 27 Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, dictator of Portugal (1932-68), dies
  • Jul 29 John G B Barbirolli, English conductor/composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 29 Jonel Perlea, composer, dies at 69
  • Jul 30 George Szell, Hungarian/US conductor (Cleveland Orch), dies at 73
  • Jul 30 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, dies in a car accident 47
  • Jul 31 Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (b. 1912)