What Happened in March 1970

Historical Events

  • 1st Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champion all-round ladies skater

Music-releaseAlbum Release

1st Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released

Murderer Charles Manson
Charles Manson
  • 1st End of US commercial whale hunting
  • 1st Kreisky's social democrats win Austrian parliamentary election
  • 1st White government of Rhodesia declares independence from Britain
  • 2nd American Airlines' 1st flight of a Boeing 747
  • 2nd Rhodesia becomes independent republic
  • 2nd Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years
  • 4th French submarine "Eurydice" explodes
  • 4th Jacksonville is 1st college basketball team to avg 100+ pts per game
  • 4th NY Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out
  • 5th Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St NYC
  • 5th Nuclear non-proliferation treaty goes into effect
  • 5th SDS Weathermen terrorist group bomb 18 West 11th St in NYC
  • 5th Dubnium atoms are first detected conclusively.
  • 5th "Airport" based on the book by Arthur Hailey, directed by George Seaton and starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin is released
  • 6th Beatles release "Let it Be" in UK
  • 6th A Catholic man is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast, North Ireland
  • 7th 17th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats South Carolina, 42-39 (2 OT)
  • 7th Ice Dance Championship at Ljubljana won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)
  • 7th Ice Pairs Championship at Ljubljana won by Rodnina & Ulanov (URS)
  • 7th Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Ljubljana won by Gabriele Seyfert (GDR)
  • 7th Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ljubljana won by Tim Wood (USA)
  • 7th WXOW TV channel 19 in La Crosse, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 8th WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting

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10th Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" & "I Can Do It"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 10th South Africa complete 4-0 series drubbing of Australia
  • 10th Members of the Stormont Parliament of Northern Ireland given police protection
  • 11th 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills & Nash, Peggy Lee win
  • 11th Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation
  • 12th US lowers voting age from 21 to 18
  • 13th 100 year Beehive anniversary ends in brawl in Amsterdam
  • 13th Digital Equipment Corp introduces PDP-11 minicomputer
  • 13th SF city employees begin 4-day strike
  • 15th Gary Geld & Peter Udell's "Purlie" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 689 performances
  • 15th Expo '70 opens in Osaka, Japan
  • 16th New English Bible published
  • 16th WNIN TV channel 9 in Evansville, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 17th Peter O'Malley becomes CEO of LA Dodgers
  • 17th US casts their 1st UN Security Council veto (Support England)
  • 18th Cambodia military coup under Gen Lon Nol, prince Sihanuk flees
  • 18th KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, TX (ABC) suspends broadcasting
  • 18th Two-week US postal strike begins; it is against the government and is the largest wildcat strike in US history
  • 18th NFL selects Wilson as official football & scoreboard as official time
  • 18th Five Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs), including William Craig and Harry West, are expelled from the Unionist Parliamentary Party, Northern Ireland
  • 19th W German chancellor & E German premier meet
  • 21st 32nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Jacksonville 80-69
  • 21st Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports.
  • 21st 15th Eurovision Song Contest: Dana for Ireland wins singing "All Kinds of Everything" in Amsterdam
  • 21st 1st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • 22nd "Blood Red Roses" opens & closes at John Golden Theater NYC

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22nd Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 23rd US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 24th Dutch cartoonist Frans Piet ends "Sjors & Sjimmie" strip
  • 25th Concorde makes its 1st supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH)
  • 26th "Minnie's Boys" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 26th 500th nuclear explosion announced by the US since 1945
  • 26th Golden Gate Park Conservatory made city landmark
  • 26th Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) plead guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girl
  • 26th The Police (Northern Ireland) Act becomes law; the act provides for the disarmament of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and the establishment of an RUC reserve force
  • 27th Ringo releases his 1st solo album "Sentimental Journey"
  • 27th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 28th 1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey)
  • 29th "Look to the Lilies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • 29th Manchester City of England win 10th European Cup Winner's Cup against Górnik Zabrze of Poland 2-1 in Vienna
  • 30th "Applause" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 900 performances

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30th Miles Davis Bitches Brew released

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 30th Soap opera "Somerset" premieres
  • 30th Strouse, Adams, Comden & Green's musical "Applause" premieres in NYC
  • 30th USSR wins its 8th straight world hockey championship
  • 31st Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee
  • 31st Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit
  • 31st Following an Orange Order parade, intense riots erupt on the Springfield Road in Belfast; violence lasts for three days, and the British Army used CS gas for the first time in large quantities

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Lisa Eagen, Harlan Iowa, team handball wing/back court (Olympics-1996)
  • 1st Ray Crittenden, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1st Stuart Thompson, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
  • 2nd Kevin Miniefield, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)
  • 2nd Steve Holman, miler, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 3rd Donovan Bergstrom, US 3K steeplechase runner
  • 3rd Inzamam-ul-Haq, cricketer (dashing Pakistani batsman)
  • 3rd Kristine Radford, Australian tennis star (1996 ITF/Lyneham), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 3rd Rick Mirer, NFL QB (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 3rd Scott Keswick, Nevada, gymnast (Coca-Cola-1st-94, Olympics-96)
  • 3rd Shawn Marie Brogan, Miss USA-Iowa (1997)
  • 4th Dave Stevens, Fullerton CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • 4th Marja Helena Paluila, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 4th Tina Paternostro, Williamsport PA, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple-57th)
  • 5th John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • 5th Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, (d. 2013)
  • 6th Amy Pietz, Milwaukee Wisc, actress (Annie-Caroline In the City)
  • 6th Robbie Tobeck, NFL guard/center (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 6th Scott Stahoviak, Waukegan IL, infielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • 7th Jacquelyn Doucette, Miss Massachusetts USA (1996)
  • 7th James Calvin Spivey, Schiller Park Ill, miler
  • 7th Kathy Gedney, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25th-1994), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

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7th Rachel Weisz, English actress (The Mummy, The Constant Gardener) and fashion model , born in London, England

Actress Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
  • 8th Harry Decheiver, soccer player (RKC)
  • 8th Jason Elam, NFL kicker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 8th Rhett Harty, Pasedena CA, US soccer player (Olympic-92)
  • 8th Vadim Bekboulatov, NHL forward (Belarus, Oly-98)
  • 9th Melissa Rathburn-Nealy, US soldier (Iraqi POW)
  • 10th Antonio Edwards, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 10th Matt Barlow, American singer (Iced Earth)
  • 11th Brett Liddle, Boksburg South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Newcastle)
  • 11th Evgeniy Koreshkov, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 11th Delia Gallagher, American journalist
  • 12th Michael Bankston, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 12th Rex Walters, NBA guard (Phila 76ers, Miami Heat)
  • 12th Rod Smith, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • 12th Dave Eggers, American writer, editor, and publisher
  • 12th Roy Khan, Norwegian singer (Kamelot)
  • 12th John Nemechek, American NASCAR driver (d. 1997)
  • 13th Tim Story, American film director
  • 14th Meredith Salenger, actress (Dream a Little Dream, The Kiss)
  • 14th Thomas McLemore, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 14th Ebru Kavaklıoğlu, Russian athlete
  • 15th Chris Dalman, NFL guard/center (SF 49ers)
  • 15th Diego Nargiso, Naples Italy, tennis pro
  • 15th Eric Castle, NFL free safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • 15th Paul Kruse, Merritt, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 16th Kelli James, Medford NJ, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
  • 17th Shannan Mitchem, Decatur GA, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • 18th Michael Rapaport, actor (Zak-Zebrahead)

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18th Queen Latifah, rap singer/actress (Khadijah James-Living Single)

Singer, Rapper, & Actress Queen Latifah
Singer, Rapper, & Actress
Queen Latifah
  • 18th Sarah Thorsett, Winona Minn, 1.5k runner
  • 19th Errol Refos, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 19th Janne Laukenen, Lahti FIN, NHL defenseman (Finland Oly-B-98, Senators)
  • 19th Rick Mirer, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)
  • 19th Sean Fleming, CFL kicker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 20th Kristin Klein, volleyball outside hitter (Oly-96), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 20th Ralph Dawkins, NFL running back (NO Saints)
  • 20th Ron George, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 20th Todd Burger, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
  • 22nd Jason Rouser, Tucson Arizona, 200m/400m runner
  • 22nd Travis Richards, Crystal Minn, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994)
  • 22nd Andreas Johnson, Swedish singer
  • 22nd Leontien van Moorsel, Dutch cyclist
  • 23rd Carl Pickens, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • 23rd Turhon O'Bannon, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 24th Lara Flynn Boyle, Davenport Iowa, actress (Donna Hayward-Twin Peaks)
  • 24th Marques Bragg, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 24th Mike Vanderjagt, CFL kicker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 24th Shannon Lemora, Baton Rouge Louisiana, 1.5k runner
  • 24th Judith Draxler, Austrian swimmer
  • 25th Magnus Larsson, Sweden, tennis star
  • 25th Shawn Antoski, Brantford, NHL left wing (Phila Flyers)
  • 26th Evan Richards, actor (Frankie-Mama Malone), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 26th Paul Bosvelt, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles/FC Twente)
  • 26th Martin McDonagh, Anglo-Irish playwright and film director
  • 27th Anthony Prior, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 27th Corey Page, actor (Richard Wilkins-Loving/City)
  • 27th Ed Philion, NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 27th Brendan Hill, British drummer (Blues Traveler)
  • 27th Princess Leila of Iran (d. 2001)
  • 27th Elizabeth Mitchell, American actress
  • 28th James Johnson, NFL/WLAF running back (Tampa Bucs, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 28th Jason B Gailes, Taunton Mass, rower (Olympics-silver-1996)
  • 28th Shawn Price, NFL defensive end (GB Packers, Car Panthers, Buf Bills)

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28th Vince Vaughn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, American actor (Swingers, Wedding Crashers)

  • 28th Michelle Gildernew, Irish republican politician
  • 30th George Coghill, WLAF safety (Scottish Claymores)
  • 30th Mark Consuelos, Zaragosa Spain, actor (Mateo Santos-All My Children)
  • 30th Shane Bertsch, Nike golfer (1994 Permina Basin Open-14th), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 30th Secretariat, American racehorse and 1973 triple crown winner (d. 1989)
  • 31st Derek Brown, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 31st Oleg Romanov, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics-98)
  • 31st Stuart Carruthers, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympics-96)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

12th Actor Phil Hartman (21) weds first wife Gretchen Lewis

Famous Deaths

  • 1st Ed[uard] Hoornik, Dutch writer/poet (Na jaren), dies at 59
  • 1st Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (b. 1894)
  • 2nd Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Quebec painter (b. 1888)
  • 6th William Hopper, actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason), dies at 55
  • 10th Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (b. 1904)

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11th Erle Stanley Gardner, US writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • 13th Rick Besoyan, composer, dies at 45
  • 15th Josef Martin Bauer, writer, dies at 68
  • 15th Tarjei Vesaas, Nowegian author/novelist/writer (Isslottet), dies at 72
  • 16th Arthur Adamov, Russian/French playwright, dies at 61
  • 16th Tammi Terrell, soul singer (You're All I Need), dies of brain tumor at 24
  • 17th Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Chaud et Frois), dies at 83
  • 20th Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and song writer (b. 1920)
  • 21st Marlen Haushofer, writer, dies at 49
  • 21st Manolis Chiotis, Greek songwriter and musician (b. 1920)
  • 23rd Del Lord, Canadian director (b. 1894)
  • 26th Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist
  • 29th Anna Louise Strong, American communist journalist (b. 1885)
  • 30th Heinrich Brüning, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1885)
  • 31st Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WW II), dies at 75