What Happened in 1970 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 777

  • Jun 26th 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
  • Jun 27th Following the arrest of Bernadette Devlin, intense riots erupt in Derry and Belfast leading to a prolonged gun battle between Irish republicans and loyalists
  • Jun 28th Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
  • Jun 28th Around 500 Catholic workers at the Harland and Wolff shipyard are forced to leave their work by Protestant employees as serious rioting continues in Belfast
  • Jun 29th US ends 2 month military offensive into Cambodia
  • Jun 30th Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens, Braves beat Reds 8-2
  • Jul 1st Denny McLain returns, (leaves trailiing) Tigers beat Yankees in 11
  • Jul 1st FC Utrecht soccer team forms in Utrecht

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1st Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Jul 1st British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling visits N. Ireland and is reported as saying: "For God's sake bring me a large Scotch. What a bloody awful country!"
  • Jul 2nd 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam & Brussels
  • Jul 2nd NY Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for 3rd time in 28 days
  • Jul 2nd The Prevention of Incitement to Hatred Act (Northern Ireland) is introduced; it proved difficult to secure convictions under its provisions and was seldom enforced
  • Jul 2nd Neil Blaney is found not guilty of illegal arms importation to the Irish Republican Army by a Dublin jury
  • Jul 3rd 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival
  • Jul 3rd 77th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King (14-12 11-9)
  • Jul 3rd British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed
  • Jul 3rd California Angels Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
  • Jul 3rd The British Army imposed a curfew on the Falls Road area of Belfast as they search for weapons; during the operation they come under attack from the Official IRA (OIRA) and republican rioters
  • Jul 4th 100 injured in race rioting in Asbury Park NJ

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4th 84th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Ken Rosewall (57 63 62 36 61)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4th Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio

Disc jockey and actor Casey Kasem
Disc jockey and actor
Casey Kasem
  • Jul 4th Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons
  • Jul 4th The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, continues throughout the day; a man is killed by the British Army.

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 5th 25th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Jul 5th Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109
  • Jul 5th 20th Berlin International Film Festival cancelled due to controversy surrounding the participation of Michael Verhoeven's anti-war film "o.k."
  • Jul 6th California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law
  • Jul 6th Baseball player NY Met Tommie Agee hits for the cycle
  • Jul 6th Irish Minister for External Affairs Partick Hillery pays an unofficial visit to the Falls Road area of Belfast, an areas only just subject to a curfew by British Army
  • Jul 8th SF Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
  • Jul 9th In Atlanta, Chief-No-ka-homa is joined by cousin Chief Round-the-Horn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12th Thor Heyerdahl crosses Atlantic on raft Ra II, arrives in Barbados from Morocco in 57 days

Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer Thor Heyerdahl
Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer
Thor Heyerdahl

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 12th 99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St Andrews

  • Jul 12th Tanzania signs contract with China for building Tanzam-railway
  • Jul 13th Building begins of Amsterdam metro
  • Jul 13th The annual 'Twelfth' parades passes off without serious incident in Northern Ireland
  • Jul 14th 41st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • Jul 14th All star MVP: Carl Yastremski (Boston Red Sox)
  • Jul 15th Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
  • Jul 16th Iraq's constitution goes into effect
  • Jul 16th Reds spoil Pirates debut in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium, 3-2
  • Jul 16th 9th British Commonwealth Games open in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Jul 17th 30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, NYC
  • Jul 18th "Boy Friend" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 119 performances
  • Jul 18th Arthur Brown arrested for stripping on stage in Palemo Sicily
  • Jul 18th Ron Hunt gets hit by a pitch for a record 119th time
  • Jul 18th WJCL TV channel 22 in Savannah, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 18th Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jul 19th Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open
  • Jul 19th 57th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • Jul 20th Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks
  • Jul 21st Aswan Dam opens in Egypt, enables human control of the flooding of the Nile
  • Jul 21st Libya orders confiscation of all Jewish property
  • Jul 21st USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 21st Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits & Padres lose, 3-0
  • Jul 23rd Qaboos ibn Sa'id becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Sa'id ibn Taimur.
  • Jul 23rd A ban on parades and public processions until January 1971 is announced by the Stormont government (North Ireland Parliament)
  • Jul 24th International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule
  • Jul 24th USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jul 25th "(They Long to Be) Close to You" sung by the Carpenters reaches #1
  • Jul 25th 9th British Commonwealth Games close in Edinburgh, Scotland

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 26th Cincinnati Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs off Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • Jul 27th Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
  • Jul 27th France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • Jul 27th L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, & Jesse Haines enter Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jul 29th 6 days of race rioting in Hartford Ct
  • Jul 30th -Aug 5] Hurricane Celia, kills 31 in Cuba, Florida & Texas
  • Jul 30th 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield Ct
  • Jul 30th Riots hit Belfast, North Ireland
  • Jul 31st 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940)
  • Jul 31st Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report"

CommunicationBlack Tot Day

Jul 31st Black Tot Day: the last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy (started 1740)

  • Jul 31st Daniel O'Hagan (19), a Catholic civilian, is shot dead by the British Army during a serious riot in the New Lodge Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Aug 1st EAA Convention moves from Rockford Ill to Oshkosh, Wi
  • Aug 1st KTSD TV channel 10 in Pierre, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 1st Willie Stargell (Pirates) ties record of 5 extra base hits in a game
  • Aug 1st 2nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • Aug 2nd Baltimore defeats KC 10-8, Orioles 23rd straight win over the Royals
  • Aug 2nd France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Aug 2nd Rubber bullets used for the first time in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles'
  • Aug 3rd 4 day NFL strike ends
  • Aug 3rd Christopher Hampton's "Philanthropist" premieres in London
  • Aug 3rd Hurricane "Celia" becomes most expensive Gulf storm in history
  • Aug 3rd Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire passes her driving test on 40th try

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4th Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness

Rocker Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
  • Aug 5th Robert Morley's "How the Other Half Loves" premieres in London
  • Aug 5th US Black Panther leader Huey Newton let out of jail
  • Aug 6th Italian government of Mariano Rumor resigns
  • Aug 6th France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Aug 7th 1st computer chess tournament
  • Aug 7th Christine Perfect (McVie) joins Fleetwood Mac
  • Aug 7th WDHN TV channel 18 in Dothan, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 7th Shootout at Marin Courthouse in San Rafael, California, kills 4, including the presiding judge
  • Aug 8th NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)
  • Aug 9th Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Aug 9th Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes
  • Aug 10th Jim Morrison is tried in Miami on "lewd & lascivious behavior"
  • Aug 10th British Home Secretary Reginald Maulding threatens to impose direct rule on Northern Ireland if the agreed reform measures are not carried out
  • Aug 11th Jim Bunning becomes 2nd (Cy Young) to win 100 games in both leagues

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,472

  • Apr 15th Darrin Smith, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Apr 15th Flex Alexander, American actor
  • Apr 16th Fran Robinson, California, actress (Lauren-Charlie & Company)
  • Apr 16th Ian Franklin, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Apr 16th Steve Emtman, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Apr 16th Walt Williams, NBA forward/guard (Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat)
  • Apr 17th Tony Sacca, WLAF quarterback (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Apr 17th Redman, American rapper
  • Apr 18th Carl Simpson, NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • Apr 18th Francois Leroux, Ste-adele, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • Apr 18th Heike Friedrich, East Germany swimmer (world record 200m)
  • Apr 18th Peter Giles, kayaker (Olympics-96), born in London, Ontario
  • Apr 18th Vladimir Antipin, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • Apr 18th William Roaf, NFL tackle (NO Saints)
  • Apr 18th Greg Eklund, American musician
  • Apr 18th Rico Brogna, American baseball player
  • Apr 19th Luis Miguel, Vera Cruz Mexico, spanish singer
  • Apr 19th Michael Barrow, NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Apr 19th Rick Hamilton, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Apr 19th Kelly Holmes, English athlete
  • Apr 20th Ben Weir, Rock Island Ill, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Bogey Hills-2nd)
  • Apr 20th Shemar Moore, actor (Malcolm-Young & Restless), born in Oakland, California
  • Apr 20th Adriano Moraes, Brazilian rodeo performer
  • Apr 21st Israel Stanley, NFL/WLAF defensive end (NO Saints, Rhein Fire)
  • Apr 21st Stewart Malgunas, Prince George, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • Apr 21st Glen Hansard, Irish songwriter and actor
  • Apr 21st Rob Riggle, American comedian
  • Apr 21st Nicole Sullivan, American actress
  • Apr 22nd Claus Biedermann, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • Apr 22nd Coleman Bell, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • Apr 22nd Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress
  • Apr 23rd Cristiano Caratti, Italy, tennis star (1987 Orange Bowl boys doubles)
  • Apr 23rd Frank Temming, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Apr 23rd Scott Bairstow, American actor
  • Apr 23rd Dennis Bayne Culp, American singer/songwriter
  • Apr 23rd Sadao Abe, Japanese actor
  • Apr 24th Damien Fleming, Aust cricket pace bowler (hat-trick on Test debut)
  • Apr 24th Emanuela Zardo, Switzerland, tennis star
  • Apr 25th Corwin Brown, NFL safety (NY Jets, NE Patriots)
  • Apr 25th Steve Tovar, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • Apr 25th Tionne Watkins, American singer
  • Apr 26th Melania Trump, Slovenian model
  • Apr 26th Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, American singer (TLC)
  • Apr 27th Mikiko Hagiwara, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • Apr 27th Tim Hanshaw, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
  • Apr 28th Jason Belser, defensive back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Apr 28th Mark Harris, wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Apr 28th Nicklas Lidstrom, Vasteras SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, Detroit)
  • Apr 28th Richard Fromberg, Australia, tennis star
  • Apr 28th Diego Simeone, Argentine footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 29th Andre Agassi, tennis star (Oly-gold-96, US Open 1994), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • Apr 29th Arnaud Briand, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Apr 29th Derrick Frazier, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Apr 29th J R Phillips, West Covina CA, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Apr 29th Leuea Tagoai, CFL defensive end (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Apr 29th Mark McMillian, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles, KC Chiefs)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 29th Uma Thurman, actress (Baron Munchausen, Pulp Fiction), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Actress Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
  • Apr 29th William Martin III, finn sailor (Olympics-23rd-1996), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Apr 29th China Forbes, American singer and songwriter (Pink Martini)
  • Apr 30th Brad Layton, Seymour Ind, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • Apr 30th Debbie D, actress (Attack of Vampire Mermaid), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 30th Ken Stanton, American Radio Personality
  • May 1st Alex Van Pelt, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 1st Allen DeGraffenreid, WLAF wide receiver (Scotland Claymores)
  • May 1st Alundis Brice, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • May 1st Damon Diletti, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Oly-silver-92, 96)
  • May 2nd Vania Thomas, Miss US Virgin Islands Universe (1997)
  • May 3rd Alexia Dechaume-Ballert, La Rochelle France, tennis star (1992 Aust)
  • May 3rd Ted Crowley, Concord Mass, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994)
  • May 4th Dawn Staley, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 4th Gregg Alexander, American musician (New Radicals)
  • May 4th Will Arnett, Canadian-American actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 5th Harold Nash, CFL halfback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • May 5th LaPhonso Ellis, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
  • May 5th Kyan Douglas, American TV-personality
  • May 5th Juan Acevedo, baseball player
  • May 5th Naomi Klein, Canadian author and activist
  • May 5th Soheil Ayari, French racer
  • May 6th Emerson Martin, NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers, Packers)
  • May 6th Kavan Smith, Canadian actor
  • May 7th Edwin Zoetebier, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • May 7th Mark Smith, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Pasadena, California
  • May 7th Sebastien Britten, Brossard Que, figure skater (1995 Canadian Champ)
  • May 8th Christine Stark, Winnipeg Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • May 8th Marco Heering, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • May 8th Michael Bevan, cricketer (dashing NSW & Australian lefty bat)
  • May 9th Doug Christie, NBA guard/forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • May 10th Andre Stolz, Brisbane QLD, Australian golfer
  • May 10th Perry Blake, Irish singer/songwriter
  • May 10th Dallas Roberts, American actor
  • May 10th Gabriela Montero, Venezuelan-American pianist, born in Caracas
  • May 11th Dean Capobianco, Australian 200m/400m (Olympics-92, 96)
  • May 11th Michael Joubert, Australian 400m/800m (Olympics-96)
  • May 11th Nicky Katt, American actor
  • May 11th Glenn Hugill, British television presenter and producer
  • May 12th Andreas Hestler, Victoria BC, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • May 12th Andrew Coltart, Dumfries Scotland, Australian golfer
  • May 12th James Michael Furyk, West Chester PA, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas-5th)
  • May 12th Mike Malizia, Utica NY, Nike golfer (1993 Doral-Ryder Open-61st)
  • May 12th Mike Weir, Sarnia Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (Ontario Amateur-1990, 92)

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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