What Happened in 1970 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 774

  • May 15 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • May 15 Mississippi Highway Patrol kills 2 at Jackson State College
  • May 15 South-Africa excluded from Olympic play
  • May 16 95th Preakness: Eddie Belmonte aboard Personality wins in 1:56.2

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May 16 Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
  • May 16 23rd Cannes Film Festival: "MASH" directed by Robert Altman wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 17 Hank Aaron becomes 9th player to get 3,000 hits

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • May 17 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Johnny Londoff Chevrolet Golf Tournament
  • May 18 Beatles' last released LP, "Let It Be", released in US
  • May 20 100,000 march in NY supporting US policies in Vietnam
  • May 20 2 die and 70 injured when 2 NYC subway trains crash in Queens
  • May 20 Beatles' "Let it Be" movie premieres in UK
  • May 21 National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State University
  • May 21 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • May 22 Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus
  • May 22 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • May 22 Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0
  • May 23 Grateful Dead's 1st performance outside US (England)
  • May 23 SD Padres beat SF Giants 17-16 in 15 innings
  • May 23 USSR performs nuclear test (underground)
  • May 23 A fire breaks out in the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Straits in north Wales contributing to its partial destruction and causing approximately £1,000,000 worth of fire damage.
  • May 24 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
  • May 24 Peter Green quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult
  • May 24 The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union.
  • May 25 3rd ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat LA Stars, 4 games to 2
  • May 26 The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
  • May 27 British expedition climbs south face of Annapurna I
  • May 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • May 28 The formerly united Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
  • May 28 Arms Trial Begins: several men are charged in a Dublin court with conspiracy to illegally import arms for use by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)
  • May 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • May 30 "Minnie's Boys" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 80 performances
  • May 30 Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:12:37.057 (250.654 km/h)
  • May 31 At 03:23 PM, Yungay Peru levelled by 7.75 earthquake (50-70,000 die)
  • May 31 KDUB TV channel 40 in Dubuque, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • May 31 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies' Golf Open
  • Jun 1 "Everything Is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens hits #1
  • Jun 1 Com Bowie Kuhn reprimands Astro Jim Bouton for writing "Ball Four"
  • Jun 1 Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days
  • Jun 1 Tigers Al Kaline collides with another player & swallows his tongue
  • Jun 3 1st artificial gene synthesized
  • Jun 3 Ray Davies of Kinks travels round trip NY-London to change 1 word in "Lola," (Coca-Cola to Cherry Cola) because of BBC commercial reference ban
  • Jun 4 43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins spelling croissant
  • Jun 4 SD Padres draft Mike Ivie #1
  • Jun 4 Tonga (formerly Friendly Islands) declares independence from UK
  • Jun 4 WSMW TV channel 27 in Worcester, MA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 4 Yanks Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 1st of 3 times in 28 days
  • Jun 5 KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 5 Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • Jun 5 The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, is lifted after a march by women breaches the British Army cordon
  • Jun 6 102nd Belmont: John Rotz aboard High Echelon wins in 2:34
  • Jun 7 22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young & Susan Hampshire win
  • Jun 7 Jockey Willie Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 win
  • Jun 7 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jun 7 The Who's "Tommy" is performed at NY's Lincoln Center
  • Jun 7 69th Men's French Open: Jan Kodes beats Zeljko Franulovic (6-2, 6-4, 6-0)
  • Jun 7 69th Women's French Open: Margaret Court beats Helga Niessen Masthoff (6-2, 6-4)
  • Jun 8 Players & management end labor dispute up min salary to $12,000
  • Jun 9 Argentine milt junta under lt-gen Lanusse drives out pres Ongania

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Jun 9 Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton University

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • Jun 9 Harry A Blackmun, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
  • Jun 11 US leaves Wheelus AFB Libya
  • Jun 12 Pitts Pirate Doc Ellis no-hits San Diego Padres, 2-0

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Jun 12 Rocker and blues singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin
  • Jun 13 "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry hits #1 in UK
  • Jun 13 Beatles' "Let It Be" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
  • Jun 13 Beatles' "Long & Winding Road" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
  • Jun 14 Cincinnati Red Stockings loses 1st game after winning 130 straight
  • Jun 15 16th LPGA Championship won by Shirley Englehorn
  • Jun 16 Kenneth A Gibson elected 1st black mayor of Newark, NJ
  • Jun 16 Race riots in Miami Florida

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 17 Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • Jun 17 Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour
  • Jun 18 Edward Heath's Conservative Party win the General Election in UK, replacing the Labour Party
  • Jun 19 A Nikolayev & V Sevastyanov return after 18 days in Soyuz 9
  • Jun 19 Conservatives led by Edward Heath win British parliamentary election
  • Jun 19 Jim Bouton's controversial "Ball Four" is published
  • Jun 19 Yanks Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 2nd of 3 times in 28 days
  • Jun 19 The Patent Cooperation Treaty is signed.
  • Jun 20 "Ray Stevens Show" debuts on NBC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 British government of Edward Heath forms (with Margaret Thatcher in the Cabinet)

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Jun 20 Oriole's Brooks Robinson get his 2,000 career hit, a 3 run HR
  • Jun 21 70th US Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 281 at Hazeltine National Minn
  • Jun 21 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Italy, 4-1 to win Football's 9th World Cup in Mexico City
  • Jun 21 Detroit's Cesar Gutierrez goes 7-for-7 to tie a record set in 1892
  • Jun 21 Judy Rankin wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • Jun 22 President Nixon signs 26th amendment (voting age lowered to 18)
  • Jun 22 Supreme Court ruled juries of less than 12 are constitutional
  • Jun 22 WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) suspends broadcasting
  • Jun 22 Irish socialist, republican and Member of Parliament, Bernadette Devlin, loses her appeal against a 6-month prison sentence imposed for taking part in riots in Derry
  • Jun 23 "Red Skelton Show" last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV
  • Jun 23 Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary
  • Jun 23 Rocker Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession
  • Jun 24 "Catch 22" opens in movie theaters
  • Jun 24 Bobby Murcer ties record of 4 consecutive HRs
  • Jun 24 Reds play final game at Cincinnati's Crosley Field, beat Giants 5-4
  • Jun 24 US Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
  • Jun 26 Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Orioles beat Senators 12-2
  • Jun 26 Two young girls die in a premature explosion in Derry after their father, a member of the Irish Republican Army, was making an incendiary device, presumably for use against the British Army

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,472

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

  • Mar 28 Michelle Gildernew, Irish republican politician
  • Mar 30 George Coghill, WLAF safety (Scottish Claymores)
  • Mar 30 Mark Consuelos, Zaragosa Spain, actor (Mateo Santos-All My Children)
  • Mar 30 Shane Bertsch, Nike golfer (1994 Permina Basin Open-14th), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Mar 30 Secretariat, American racehorse and 1973 triple crown winner (d. 1989)
  • Mar 31 Derek Brown, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Mar 31 Oleg Romanov, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics-98)
  • Mar 31 Stuart Carruthers, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 1 Mark Wheeler, NFL defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs, NE Patriots)
  • Apr 1 Wes Barnett, 238lb (108kg) weightlifter (Oly-6th-92, 96), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • Apr 1 Wyatt Jones, kayak (alt-Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Apr 1 Sung Hi Lee, Korean-born model
  • Apr 2 Jerry Reynolds, NFL guard/tackle (NY Giants)
  • Apr 2 Jon Lieber, Council Bluffs IA, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Apr 2 Marcus Christensen, figure skater (1995 Canadian-2nd), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 2 Tammi Reiss, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
  • Apr 2 Roselyn Sanchez, Puerto Rican actress
  • Apr 3 Keith Franklin, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Apr 4 Barry van Galen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Apr 4 Jason Stoltenberg, Australia, tennis star
  • Apr 4 Barry Pepper, Canadian actor
  • Apr 4 Michael Schwartz, American turntablist, known as Mix Master Mike, DJ for the Beastie Boys
  • Apr 5 Erlan Sagymbayev, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • Apr 5 Tim Jacobs, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins)
  • Apr 5 Thea Gill, Canadian actress
  • Apr 5 Miho Hatori, Japanese singer and songwriter (Cibo Matto)
  • Apr 6 Olaf Kolzig, Johannesbourg Saf, NHL goalie (Washington Capitals)
  • Apr 6 Oliver Miller, NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors)
  • Apr 6 Huang Xiaomin, Chinese swimmer
  • Apr 7 Alexander Karpovtsev, Moscow Russia, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)
  • Apr 7 Kevin Smith, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Apr 7 Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian pianist
  • Apr 8 Derek D Brown, team handball right wing (Olympics-1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 8 Gerald Vaughn, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Apr 8 Harold Bishop, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)
  • Apr 9 Chuck Bradley, CFL/WLAF tackle (BC Lions, Barcelona Dragons)
  • Apr 9 Neal Caloia, Torrance California, free pistol (Olympics-1996)
  • Apr 9 Olaf Kolzig, Johannesburg SAF, NHL goalie (Team Germany, Washington)
  • Apr 9 Mike Barz, American meteorologist and TV anchor
  • Apr 10 Enrico Ciccone, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 10 J J McCleskey, NFL safety (NO Saints, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Apr 10 Sean Gilbert, defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • Apr 10 Wesley Barnett, Oly weightlifter (Pan Am-silver-1987), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • Apr 10 Matt Barlow, American musician
  • Apr 10 Kenny Lattimore, American singer
  • Apr 10 Mike Mushok, American musician
  • Apr 10 Q-Tip, American musician
  • Apr 11 Delroy Pearson, rock vocalist (Five Star-Between the Lines)
  • Apr 11 Joe Vitiello, infielder (KC Royals), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Apr 11 Sean Bergman, Joliet IL, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • Apr 11 Trevor Linden, Medicine Hat, NHL right wing (Canucks, NY Islanders)
  • Apr 11 Johnny Messner, American actor
  • Apr 12 Patrick Brugnoli, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • Apr 12 Nick Hexum, American musician
  • Apr 13 Eddie Robinson, NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Apr 13 Monty Brown, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • Apr 13 Ramona Reuter, Miss USA-NY (1997)
  • Apr 13 Rick Schroder, SI NY, actor (Ricky-Silver Spoons, Champ, Earthling)
  • Apr 13 Gerry Creaney, Scottish footballer
  • Apr 14 Brian Stablein, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Apr 14 Jan Siemerink, Neth, tennis star
  • Apr 14 Steve Avery, Trenton MI, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • Apr 14 Shizuka Kudō, Japanese singer
  • Apr 14 Emre Altuğ, Turkish singer

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Famous Deaths

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