What Happened in November 1970

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 1st regular season Giants-Jets game, Giants win 22-10 at Shea
  • Nov 1 Discotheque in Grenoble France burns, all exits padlocked & 142 die
  • Nov 1 Fire on Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France, 144 die
  • Nov 1 KGTF TV channel 12 in Agana, GU (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 2 Cleveland Cavaliers lose by biggest margin-54 pts (Philadelphia 141-87)
  • Nov 3 "President's Daughter" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Nov 3 Bob Gibson wins NL Cy Young Award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 US President Richard Nixon promises gradual troop removal of Vietnam

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Nov 3 Salvador Allende inaugurated as president of Chile
  • Nov 4 Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee
  • Nov 4 Genie, a 13 year old feral child was found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life.
  • Nov 6 Boog Powell wins AL MVP
  • Nov 6 Twins Jim Perry wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 7 "Purlie" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 689 performances
  • Nov 7 Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida
  • Nov 8 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal
  • Nov 8 5th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 12-7
  • Nov 9 Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins
  • Nov 9 The Irish School of Ecumenics is founded by Michael Hurley
  • Nov 10 "2 by 2" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 343 performances
  • Nov 10 Luna 17, with unmanned self-propelled Lunokhod 1, is launched
  • Nov 10 R Rodgers/M Charnins musical "Two by Two" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 11 Balt Oriole Boog Powell wins AL MVP
  • Nov 12 240 KPH cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die
  • Nov 12 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland 105-103
  • Nov 12 Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell
  • Nov 12 Cyclone Bhola makes landfall, deadliest tropical cyclone recorded kills up to 500,000 in East Pakistan (modern Bangladesh),
  • Nov 12 The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) is formed; the NIHE gradually took over control of the building and allocation of public sector housing in Northern Ireland
  • Nov 13 Lt Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes PM of Syria following military coup
  • Nov 13 VP Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs"
  • Nov 14 DC-9 crashes in West Virginia, 75 killed
  • Nov 14 Marshall U football team wiped out in air crash at Kenova WV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Paul Brown, as head coach of the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, defeats his former team the Cleveland Browns, a moment he calls his "greatest victory"

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • Nov 16 Two men are shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)
  • Nov 16 South Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky defends operations in Cambodia because communist forces could overrun South Vietnam "within 24 hours" if troops operating there were withdrawn

Music releaseMusic Recording

Nov 16 Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Nov 17 British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on page 3 (Stephanie Rahn)
  • Nov 17 Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon
  • Nov 17 Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 18 Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 18 Johnny Bench wins NL MVP

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 18 Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • Nov 18 Netherlands & Albania form diplomatic relations
  • Nov 18 Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon
  • Nov 19 Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a Cal state historical landmark
  • Nov 19 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 20 UN General Assembly accepts membership of China PR
  • Nov 21 NY Knicks 1st game against Cleve Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Garden
  • Nov 21 17th National Film Awards (India): "Bhuvan Shome" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Nov 22 20th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Isaac wins
  • Nov 23 KNCT TV channel 46 in Belton/Killeen, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 23 Arthur Young resigns as Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
  • Nov 24 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB)
  • Nov 25 Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt.
  • Nov 26 In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record.
  • Nov 27 Carl Morton (18-11 for last-place Expos), receives NL Rookie of Year

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 27 George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Nov 27 Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest
  • Nov 27 Test Cricket debut of Rodney "Iron Gloves" Marsh v England, Brisbane
  • Nov 28 58th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10
  • Nov 28 35th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 33-28 in Birmingham
  • Nov 29 Charles Ives' "Yale-Princeton" premieres
  • Nov 29 Colin Cowdrey becomes Test Cricket's leading run scorer (7,250)
  • Nov 30 George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 129

  • Nov 1 Alla Korot, Odessa USSR, actress (Jenna Norris-Another World)
  • Nov 1 Dawn Marple, Salem Ohio, team handball wing/back (Olympics-1996)
  • Nov 1 Sherwin Campbell, cricketer (WI opening batsman 1995)
  • Nov 2 Corbin Lacina, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills)
  • Nov 2 Sharmell Sullivan, American professional wrestling valet
  • Nov 3 Doug Zmolek, NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Rochester, New York
  • Nov 4 Corey Schwab, North Battleford Canada, NHL goalie (NJ Devils)
  • Nov 4 Tim DeBoom, American triathlete
  • Nov 5 Javier Lopez, Ponce Puerto Rico, catcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • Nov 5 Ryan Wetnight, NFL tight end (Chicago Bears)
  • Nov 5 Javy López, baseball player
  • Nov 5 Tamzin Outhwaite, English actress
  • Nov 6 Eric Mueller, rower (Olympics-silver-1996), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Nov 6 Ethan Hawke, actor (Dad, Dead Poets Society, Explorers), born in Austin, Texas
  • Nov 6 Maa Tanuvasa, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Nov 6 Patrick Burke, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Nov 6 Rich Braham, tackle (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Nov 7 Andre Hastings, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, NO Saints)
  • Nov 7 Kris[ten] Fillat, field hockey forward (Olympics-96), born in San Diego, California
  • Nov 7 Marc Rosset, Geneva Switz, tennis star (1992 French Doubles)
  • Nov 7 Neil Hannon, Northern Irish musician (The Divine Comedy)
  • Nov 7 Andy Houston, American NASCAR driver
  • Nov 7 Morgan Spurlock, American director and producer
  • Nov 8 Qadry Ismail, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins)
  • Nov 8 Tom Anderson, co-founder of MySpace
  • Nov 8 José Francisco Porras, Costa Rican footballer
  • Nov 8 Diana King, Jamaican singer
  • Nov 9 Bill Guerin, Wilbraham MA, NHL right wing (NJ Devils, Oilers)
  • Nov 9 Chad Ogea, Lake Charles LA, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • Nov 9 Chantal Brunner, long jumper (Olympics-96), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Nov 9 Melanie Roche, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Nov 9 Susan Tedeschi, American musician
  • Nov 9 Scarface, American rapper
  • Nov 9 Domino (Hip Hop Producer), American Hip Hop Producer
  • Nov 10 Trent Dimas, NM, gymnast (Olympics-gold-92, 96)
  • Nov 10 Warren G, American rapper
  • Nov 10 Freddy Loix, Belgian rally driver
  • Nov 11 Derry Brownson, rock keyboardist (EMF-Unbelievable)
  • Nov 11 Jeff Ware, Norfolk VA, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Nov 11 Lee Parkin Starsky, daughter of Ringo
  • Nov 11 Lee Battersby, Australian author
  • Nov 12 Tonya Harding, Portland Or, figure skater (Oly-8th-1994/US Champ 1994)
  • Nov 12 Donna Adamo, American female professional wrestler
  • Nov 12 Harvey Stephens, British child actor
  • Nov 14 Dana Stubblefield, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
  • Nov 14 Darrien Gordon, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Nov 14 David Wesley, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Boston Celtics)
  • Nov 14 Derrick Hoskins, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • Nov 14 Dexter Nottage, NFL defensive end (Wash Redskins, KC Chiefs)
  • Nov 15 Cecil Doggette, WLAF cornerback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Nov 15 Karin van Breeschoten, Rotterdam Holland, playmate (Sept, 1989)
  • Nov 15 Lesley Reddon, ice hockey goalie (Canada, Oly-98)
  • Nov 15 Mirjam van Breeschoten, Rotterdam Holland, playmate (Sept, 1989)
  • Nov 15 Jack Ingram, American singer and songwriter
  • Nov 15 Patrick Mboma, Cameroonian footballer
  • Nov 16 Jason Carthen, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • Nov 16 Martha Plimpton, actress (Goonies, Mosquito Coast), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 17 Chris Tamer, Dearborn, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • Nov 17 Max Huiberts, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Nov 17 Paul Allender, British guitarist (Cradle of Filth)
  • Nov 18 Allen Watson, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 18 Phil Buckman, actor (Slash-Drexell's Class), born in Queens, New York
  • Nov 18 Toby Wright, safety (St Louis Rams)
  • Nov 18 Elizabeth Anne Allen, American actress
  • Nov 18 Mike Epps, American actor
  • Nov 18 Megyn Kelly, American television news anchor
  • Nov 18 Johan Liiva, Sweden vocalist (Arch Enemy)
  • Nov 19 Berthil de Avest, soccer player (Roda JC/FC Twente)
  • Nov 19 Bhupinder Singh Jr, cricketer (Punjab & Indian ODI batsman)
  • Nov 19 Jenni Meno, Pompton Plains NJ, pairs skaters (Olympics-1994)
  • Nov 19 Larry Tharpe, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions)
  • Nov 19 Rickey Brady, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Nov 19 Justin Chancellor, English bassist (Tool)
  • Nov 20 Sabrina Lloyd, actress (Sliders)
  • Nov 20 Trevor Cobb, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Nov 20 Matt Blunt, American politician
  • Nov 20 Delia Gonzalez, American-Mexican boxer, born in Anthony, New Mexico
  • Nov 20 Geoffrey Keezer, American jazz pianist
  • Nov 20 Joe Zaso, American actor
  • Nov 20 Phife Dawg [Malik Taylor] American rapper (A Tribe called Quest), born in Queens, New York (d. 2016
  • Nov 21 Jorgen Gustafsson, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Nov 21 Justin Langer, cricketer (gutsy Australian lefty bat 1993- )
  • Nov 21 Keith Crawford, wide receiver (St Louis Rams)
  • Nov 22 Alison Korn, rower (Olympics-96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Nov 22 Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lankan cricketeer
  • Nov 22 Stel Pavlou, British novelist
  • Nov 23 Glenn Murray, Manning SC, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Nov 23 Zoë Ball, British television and radio presenter
  • Nov 23 Oded Fehr, Israeli actor
  • Nov 24 Brett Wallerstedt, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • Nov 24 Chad Taylor, musician (Live)
  • Nov 24 Chris Hall, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Nov 24 Doug Brien, kicker (New Orleans Saints)
  • Nov 24 Jason Jacome, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Nov 24 Kelly Blair, Prosser Wash, heptathlete
  • Nov 24 Lemanski Hall, NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Nov 24 Nancy Mason, Belleville Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1995)
  • Nov 24 Julieta Venegas, Mexican singer
  • Nov 25 Purvis Hunt, NFL/WLAF guard (Houston Oilers, Scottish Claymores)
  • Nov 25 Saskia Sibilo, Miss Suriname (1990)

Famous Divorces

  • Nov 8 "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) divorces singer Michelle Phillips (26) only 8 days after getting married

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Richard Cushing, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 75
  • Nov 3 Peter II Karadjordjevic, last king of Yugoslavia (1934-45), dies at 57
  • Nov 6 Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and poet (b. 1900)
  • Nov 8 Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (b. 1892)
  • Nov 9 William L Dawson, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 9 Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), dies at 79

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Nov 10 Charles DeGaulle, general/president France (Free French), dies at 79
  • Nov 17 Naunton Wayne, actor (Dead of Night), dies at 69
  • Nov 18 Hal Dickinson, singer (Modernaires), dies at 56
  • Nov 21 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1887)
  • Nov 21 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
  • Nov 23 Yusuf Bin Ishak, president of Singapore 1965-70, dies at about 60
  • Nov 24 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 25 Yukio Mishima, Japanese author/nationalist (Harakiri), dies at 45
  • Nov 26 B O Davis Sr, 1st African American general, dies at 93 in Chicago
  • Nov 28 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, dies at 85
  • Nov 28 Jan Drda, Czech author (Nema Barikada), dies at 55
  • Nov 29 Robert Ruthenfranz, composer, dies at 65