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 off Cape Camarat in the Mediterranean, all 57 crew lost
  • 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 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
  • 7th 17th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats South Carolina, 42-39 (2 OT)
  • 8th WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music releaseMusic Recording

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 NFL selects Wilson as official football & scoreboard as official time
  • 18th Two-week US postal strike begins; it is against the government and is the largest wildcat strike in US history
  • 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 1st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • 21st 15th Eurovision Song Contest: Dana for Ireland wins singing "All Kinds of Everything" in Amsterdam
  • 22nd "Blood Red Roses" opens & closes at John Golden Theater NYC
  • 22nd Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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, actress (Annie-Caroline In the City), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 (Philadelphia 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

18th Queen Latifah, American rapper and actress (Khadijah James-Living Single), born in Newark, New Jersey

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, 200m/400m runner, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 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 (Philadelphia 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

20th Singer David Bowie (23) weds model Angie Bowie (20) at Bromley Register Office in Beckenham Lane, London

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie

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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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, American soul singer (You're All I Need), dies of a brain tumor at 24
  • 16th Mary Ann Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), dies at 22
  • 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