What Happened in 1970 (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 774

  • Jun 27 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 28 Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
  • Jun 28 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 29 US ends 2 month military offensive into Cambodia
  • Jun 30 Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens, Braves beat Reds 8-2
  • Jul 1 Denny McLain returns, (leaves trailiing) Tigers beat Yankees in 11
  • Jul 1 FC Utrecht soccer team forms in Utrecht

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Jul 1 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 2 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam & Brussels
  • Jul 2 NY Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for 3rd time in 28 days
  • Jul 2 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 2 Neil Blaney is found not guilty of illegal arms importation to the Irish Republican Army by a Dublin jury
  • Jul 3 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival
  • Jul 3 77th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King (14-12 11-9)
  • Jul 3 British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed
  • Jul 3 California Angels Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
  • Jul 3 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 4 100 injured in race rioting in Asbury Park NJ

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Disc jockey and actor Casey Kasem
Disc jockey and actor
Casey Kasem
  • Jul 4 Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons
  • Jul 4 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 5 25th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

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

CommunicationBlack Tot Day

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness

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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,472

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

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