What Happened in September 1970

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Failed assassination attempt on Jordanian king Hussain
  • Sep 1 Jose Velasco Ibarra re-elected president of Ecuador
  • Sep 2 1st tennis tie break at a Grand Slam (US Open) (9 pt sudden death)
  • Sep 3 After NL record 1,117 consecutive games, Billy Williams asks to sit out
  • Sep 3 Bill Halley & Comets reject $30,000 for 15 date tour of Australia

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Sep 3 Indonesian president Suharto visits Netherlands

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
  • Sep 4 -5) 29.0 cm rainfall at Workman Creek, Arizona (state record)

Music releaseMusic Single

Sep 4 George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Sep 4 Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum
  • Sep 4 Salvador Allende wins presidential election in Chile
  • Sep 4 An Irish Republican Army (IRA) member, Michael Kane (35), is killed in the premature explosion of the bomb he was planting at an electricity transformer in Belfast
  • Sep 5 Estimated 15 cm (6") of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record)
  • Sep 6 Palestinians seize 3 airiners
  • Sep 6 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7 Jerry Lewis' 5th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 7 Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacks 4 planes and forces them to land at Dawson's Field, Jordan
  • Sep 7 White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader & lose both games
  • Sep 7 Donald Boyles sets record for highest parachute jump from a bridge, by leaping off of 1,053' Royal George Bridge in Colorado
  • Sep 7 Fighting between Arabic guerillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan.
  • Sep 8 Black September hijackings begin, three airliners hijacked and blown up by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
  • Sep 9 Bowie Kuhn suspends Denny McLain for carrying a gun
  • Sep 9 Feyenoord wins soccer's Club World Cup
  • Sep 11 88 of the hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings are released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.
  • Sep 11 The Ford Pinto is introduced.
  • Sep 12 Soviet unmanned spacecraft Luna 16 launched to the moon
  • Sep 12 Phyllis Ann George (Texas), 21, crowned 43rd Miss America 1971
  • Sep 12 Supersonic airliner Concorde lands for the 1st time at Heathrow airport
  • Sep 12 US LSD professor Timothy Leary escapes from California jail
  • Sep 12 Palestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman.
  • Sep 13 1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38
  • Sep 13 IBM announces System 370 computer
  • Sep 13 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open
  • Sep 13 Palestine guerillas conquer Irbid Jordania

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 13 90th Men's U.S. Open: Ken Rosewall beats Tony Roche (2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 13 90th Women's U.S. Open: Margaret Court beats Rosemary Casals (6-2, 2-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • Sep 14 Economic Council for Northern Ireland holds its first meeting

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Sep 15 Decca awards Bing Crosby a 2nd platinum disc for selling 300 million

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • Sep 15 PLO leader Arafat threatens to make a cemetery of Jordan
  • Sep 15 Rotterdam dock strikes end
  • Sep 15 Officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in Northern Ireland vote narrowly in favour of remaining unarmed
  • Sep 16 King Hussein of Jordan forms military government
  • Sep 17 Jordan launches offensive against guerrilla army
  • Sep 17 WSWP TV channel 9 in Grandview, WV (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 19 "The Mary Tyler Moore" show premieres on CBS

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 Jim Morrison found not guilty of "lewd" behavior

Rocker Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
  • Sep 20 Soviet spcecraft Luna 16 lands on Moon's Mare Fecunditatis, drills core sample
  • Sep 21 "Monday Night Football" premieres on ABC - Browns 31, Jets 21
  • Sep 21 KAPP TV channel 35 in Yakima, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 21 Soviet space probe Luna 16 leaves the Moon
  • Sep 21 Oakland A's Vida Blue no-hits Minnesota Twins, 6-0
  • Sep 21 New York Times starts first modern op-ed page.

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Sep 22 US President Richard Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Sep 23 Abdul Razak bin Hussain becomes premier of Malaysia
  • Sep 23 Gary Muhrcke wins 1st NY Marathon
  • Sep 23 Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) Arthur Young announces his resignation
  • Sep 24 Soviet space probe Luna 16 lands on earth after 1st unmanned round trip to moon

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 25 Ringo Starr releases his album "Beaucoups of Blues"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Sep 26 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • Sep 26 The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 km²).
  • Sep 26 A groups of Protestant youths attack the Catholic Unity Flats as rioting continues in the Protestant Shankill Road area
  • Sep 27 Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error
  • Sep 28 "Words & Music" debuts on NBC-TV
  • Sep 28 Anwar Sadat replaces Egyptian President Nassar
  • Sep 28 Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Aust) in 22nd America's Cup
  • Sep 29 "NET Festival" last aired
  • Sep 30 New American Bible published
  • Sep 30 A Protestant man is shot and killed by Loyalists in Belfast, North Ireland

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 116

  • Sep 1 Barbara Paulus, tennis star, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Sep 1 Flora Perfetti, Faenza Italy, tennis star
  • Sep 1 Jodi Lambert, Australian 100m/200m sprinter (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 1 Hwang Jung-min, South Korean actor
  • Sep 1 Padma Lakshmi, Indian actress
  • Sep 1 Vanna, Croatian singer
  • Sep 3 George Lynch, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Sep 3 Uzooma Okeke, CFL guard (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Sep 3 Jeremy Glick, American United Airlines Flight 93 passenger (d. 2001)
  • Sep 3 Gareth Southgate, English footballer
  • Sep 4 Cari Read, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-silver-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Sep 4 Igor Cavalera, Brazilian pop drummer (Sepultura)
  • Sep 4 Ione Skye, [Leitch], Hertfordshire England, actress (Say Anything)
  • Sep 4 Janae Lautenschlager, Canoga Park California, diver (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 4 Jennifer Nakken, Cedar City Utah, Miss Utah-America (1991)
  • Sep 4 Luis Lopez, infielder (San Diego Padres)
  • Sep 4 Dave Buchwald, American hacker and filmmaker
  • Sep 5 Brad Hopkins, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
  • Sep 5 Lori Harrigan, Anaheim California, softball pitcher (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Sep 5 Michael Potts, Langdale AL, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Sep 5 Willie Clay, NFL safety (Detroit Lions)
  • Sep 5 Liam Lynch, American musician (Sifl and Olly)
  • Sep 5 Mohammad Rafique, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Sep 6 Igor Korolev, Moscow Russia, NHLer (Team Russia, Winnipeg)
  • Sep 6 Shane Heal, Australian basketball guard (Oly-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Sep 6 Torrance Small, NFL wide receiver (NO Saints)
  • Sep 6 Paul Miller, American composer and author
  • Sep 7 Tom Everett Scott, American actor
  • Sep 8 Clarence Weatherspoon, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Sep 8 Tomur Barnes, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers)
  • Sep 8 Neko Case, American musician
  • Sep 9 Dan Miceli, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 9 Joey Hamilton, Statesboro GA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • Sep 9 Mike Faulkerson, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears)
  • Sep 9 Natalia Streignard, Venezuelan actress
  • Sep 10 Julie Halard, Versailles France, tennis star (1995 Prague)
  • Sep 10 Robert Green, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
  • Sep 10 Paula Kelley, musician
  • Sep 11 Berry Richter, Madison Wis, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994)
  • Sep 11 Dan Hackett, water polo goalkeeper (Olympics-96), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Sep 11 Chris Garver, tattoo artist
  • Sep 11 Taraji P. Henson, American actress and singer
  • Sep 11 William Joppy, American boxer
  • Sep 11 Ted Leo, American musician
  • Sep 12 Rebecca Joyce, Australia, rower (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 12 Nathan Larson, American guitarist and composer (Shudder To Think, Hot One)
  • Sep 13 Marc Latupeirissa, soccer player (Willem II)
  • Sep 13 Martín Herrera, former Argentine footballer
  • Sep 13 Louise Lombard, British actress
  • Sep 13 Yuki Matsuoka, Japanese voice actress
  • Sep 14 Satoshi Kojima, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Sep 14 Ben Garant, American actor
  • Sep 14 Craig Montoya, American musician (Everclear)
  • Sep 14 Francesco Casagrande, Italian cyclist
  • Sep 15 Danny Ellis, golfer (All-American-1990, 92, 93), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Sep 16 Anthony Marshall, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • Sep 16 Paul Shuey, Lima OH, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • Sep 16 Mark Schultz, American musician
  • Sep 17 Al Fontenot, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears)
  • Sep 17 Ashley Ambrose, NFL cornerback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Sep 17 Mark Brunell, NFL quarterback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Sep 17 Wolfgang Kromp, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Sep 18 Everett Lindsay, NFL guard/center (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Sep 18 Gary Rogers, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Sep 18 Michela Rocco, Udine Italy, Miss Italy (1987)
  • Sep 18 Mike Compton, NFL center/guard (Detroit Lions)
  • Sep 18 Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (d. 1993)
  • Sep 18 Aisha Tyler, American actress and comedian
  • Sep 19 Antii Tormenen, Espoo FIN, NHL forward (Finland Oly-B-98, Ottawa)
  • Sep 19 Takanori Nishikawa, Japanese pop/rock singer
  • Sep 19 Victor Williams, American actor
  • Sep 20 John Copeland, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • Sep 21 Michael O'shea, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Sep 21 John Cudia, American actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 21 Samantha Power, Irish American author and diplomat (US Ambassador to the UN), born in Dublin, Ireland

Journalist and Diplomat Samantha Power
Journalist and Diplomat
Samantha Power
  • Sep 22 Eric L Blount, CFL running back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Sep 22 Greg Huntington, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Sep 22 Mike Matheny, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Sep 22 Prince Wimbley, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Sep 22 Mystikal, American rapper
  • Sep 22 Rupert Penry-Jones, English actor
  • Sep 22 Emmanuel Petit, French footballer
  • Sep 23 Brian Wells, Carmel California, pairs skater (& Lyons-1995 Midwest champ)
  • Sep 23 Georgios Koltsidas, Greek footballer
  • Sep 23 Ani DiFranco, American musician
  • Sep 24 Jeanette Kollasch, Evanston Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo-17th-1995)
  • Sep 24 Kristin Talbot, Schuylerville NY, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
  • Sep 24 Mario Cristobal, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Sep 24 Paul Spoljaric, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Sep 24 Winfred Tubbs, NFL linebacker (NO Saints)
  • Sep 25 Curtis Buckley, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Sep 25 Damon Pieri, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers)
  • Sep 25 Doug Pelfrey, NFL kicker (Cin Bengals)
  • Sep 25 Kerri Kendall, playmate (Sep, 1990), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 25 Shannon Jones, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)
  • Sep 25 Dean Ween, American musician (Ween)
  • Sep 26 Paul Laus, Beamsville, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • Sep 26 Rachel Jacobs, actress (It's Not Easy), born in Ririe, Idaho
  • Sep 26 Trevor Ruffin, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Sep 26 Sheri Moon Zombie, American actress

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 1 "The Bee Gees" singer Barry Gibb (24) weds former Miss Edinburgh Linda Ann Gray

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 5 Producer Dick Wolf (23) weds Susan Scranton

Crime Drama Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama Producer
Dick Wolf

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 14 Singer Stevie Wonder (20) marries Rita Wright [Syreeta] (24)

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Francois Mauriac, writer, dies
  • Sep 2 Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show), dies at 64
  • Sep 2 Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Hollow Men), dies at 63
  • Sep 3 Al Wilson, "Blind Owl", guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27
  • Sep 3 Jochen Rindt, German race car driver, dies at 28

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 3 Vince Lombardi, football coach (Packers), dies in Washington, D.C. at 57

  • Sep 4 James M Taylor, USAF/astronaut, dies at 39
  • Sep 6 Gerard Smithson, cricketer (Eng batsman against W Indies 1948), dies
  • Sep 8 Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven, (b. 1894)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 10 Cy Denneny, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer, dies at 78

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • Sep 11 Chester Morris, actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), dies at 69
  • Sep 14 Rudolph Carnap, German philosopher/mathematician, dies at 79

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 18 Jimi Hendrix, American rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies of a drug overdose at 27

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Sep 19 Greville Stevens, cricketer (10 Tests for England 1922-29), dies
  • Sep 21 Gijsbert Friedhoff, architect (Wibautstrat tax office), dies
  • Sep 23 Bourvil, French actor and singer (b. 1917)
  • Sep 25 Efim Golishev, composer, dies at 73
  • Sep 25 Erich M Remarque, German writer (Im West Nichts Neues), dies at 72
  • Sep 28 Gamal' Abd al-Nassar, Egypt Pres (1953-70), dies of heart attack at 52
  • Sep 28 John Roderigo Dos Passos, US writer (Manhattan Transfer), dies at 74
  • Sep 29 Edward Everett Horton, actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show), dies at 84
  • Sep 30 Patrick Aherne, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay), dies at 69