What Happened in 1970 (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 774

  • Aug 11 Two Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed by the Irish Republican Army when they set off a booby trap bomb planted in a car near Crossmaglen, County Armagh
  • Aug 12 Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball
  • Aug 13 Pamphlet bombs which scatter revolutionary African National Congress propaganda leaflets explode in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Aug 14 City University of NY inaugurates open admissions
  • Aug 14 Steven Stills arrested for drug possession
  • Aug 15 Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando)

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 16 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • Aug 16 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cincinnati Golf Open
  • Aug 17 Venera 7 (US), 1st softlanding on Venus, launched
  • Aug 19 The Chinese Community in South Africa is granted 'White' status
  • Aug 19 31st Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 20 -21] Hurricane Dorothy, kills 42 in Martinique
  • Aug 21 The Social and Democratic Labour Party (SDLP) is established with Gerry Fitt as the first leader of the party
  • Aug 23 Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 23 Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Aug 24 Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 25 Elton John's 1st US appearance (Los Angeles)

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Aug 26 Minister of Home Affairs Robert Porter resigns from the Stormont government (North Ireland parliament)
  • Aug 28 Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
  • Aug 29 Black Panthers confront cops in Philadelphia (1 cop killed)
  • Aug 31 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)
  • Aug 31 Lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist, convicted
  • Aug 31 Molukkers occupy Indonesian ambassador's home in Wassenaar
  • Aug 31 Peter Yarrow arrested for taking "immoral liberties" with girl, 14
  • Aug 31 WKMJ TV channel 68 in Louisville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 kmĀ²).
  • 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
  • Oct 1 63 arrested in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano, Italy
  • Oct 1 Last game at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium, Phils-2 Expos-1
  • Oct 2 Billy Martin named manager of Det Tigers
  • Oct 2 Plane carrying Wichita State U football team crashes killing 30
  • Oct 3 "Coco" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 333 performances
  • Oct 3 Baseball umpires call their 1st strike
  • Oct 3 WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 4 KC Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,472

  • May 12 Stevie Anderson, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • May 12 Todd Hallett, Shelburne Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-7-92, 96)
  • May 12 Samantha Mathis, American actress
  • May 13 Doug Evans, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • May 13 Giuseppe Busillo, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • May 13 Mark Beaufait, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • May 13 Mitch Lyons, NFL tight end (Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 13 Selwyn Jones, NFL defensive back (Seahawks, Den Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • May 14 Natasha Ryan, actress (Amy-Ladies' Man), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 14 Sylvester Stanley, WLAF defensive tackle (Rhein Fire)
  • May 15 Artie Smith, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • May 15 Cory Philpot, CFL running back (BC Lions)
  • May 15 Desmond Howard, NFL receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders)
  • May 15 Frank de Boer, Dutch soccer star (Ajax)
  • May 15 Keith Tower, NBA center (LA Clippers)
  • May 15 Prince Be [Attrell Cordes], American rapper (PM Dawn), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)
  • May 15 Rod Smith, Texarkana, Arkansas, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • May 15 Ronald de Boer, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • May 15 Tony Brown, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • May 15 Martin Rossiter, Welsh Musician
  • May 16 Eric Lynch, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)
  • May 16 Gabriela Sabatini, Argentina, tennis player (Olympic-silver-1988)
  • May 17 Alan Wetmore, CFL fullback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • May 17 Derrick Deese, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
  • May 17 Hubert Davis, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, NY Knicks)
  • May 17 Jim Cummins, Dearborn, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • May 17 Jodie Rogers, Australian diver (Olympics-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • May 17 John Karelse, soccer player (NAC)
  • May 17 Jordan Nathaniel M Knight, Mass, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough)
  • May 17 Renzo Furlan, Italy, tennis star
  • May 17 Stefania Croce, Bergamo Italy, golfer (95 State Farm Rail Classic-11)
  • May 17 Todd Mundt, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks)
  • May 17 Matt Lindland, American mixed martial arts fighter
  • May 18 Clemens Zwijnenberg, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • May 18 Vicky Sunohara, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 18 Tina Fey, American actress and comedian (Saturday Night Live), born in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania

Actress & Writer Tina Fey
Actress & Writer
Tina Fey
  • May 19 Choi Kyung-Ju, South Korean professional golfer
  • May 20 Jason York, Nepean, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • May 20 Missy Cress, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Burbank, California
  • May 20 Niklas Andersson, Kungalv SWE, NHL forward (Team Sweden, NY Islanders)
  • May 20 Terrell Brandon, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 20 Louis Theroux, English television broadcaster (Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, When Louis Met....), born in Singapore

Broadcaster Louis Theroux
Louis Theroux
  • May 21 Dorsey Levens, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • May 21 Roman Turek, Strakonice CZE, hockey goalie (Team Czech Rep, Oly-98)
  • May 21 Scott "Munnster" Munn, Larkspur California, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • May 21 Veronica Sanchez, Michoan Mexico, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17-1994)
  • May 21 Carl Veart, Australian former footballer
  • May 22 Clyde Johnson, cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • May 22 Eric Wunderlich, US, 200m breaststroke (Olympics-7th-96)
  • May 22 Marcus Dowdell, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 22 Naomi Campbell, model/actress (Cool as Ice, Unzipped), born in London, England

Supermodel & Actress Naomi Campbell
Supermodel & Actress
Naomi Campbell
  • May 22 Pedro Diniz, Brazilian Formula One driver
  • May 23 Grahae Hick, cricketer
  • May 23 Ricky Gutierrez, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Miami, Florida
  • May 23 Yigal Amir, Israeli assassin of Yitzhak Rabin
  • May 23 Nanette Burstein, American director/producer
  • May 23 Bryan Herta, American race car driver
  • May 23 Blake Schwendiman, American author
  • May 24 Jeff Zgonina, NFL defensive tackle (Carolina Panthers, Packers, Rams)
  • May 24 Nick Castaneda, pairs skater (& Dawn Piepenbrink), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • May 24 Tommy Page, Glenridge, New Jersey, American singer (I'll Be Your Everything)
  • May 25 Danni Roche, Australian field hockey midfielder (Oly-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • May 25 Heather Simmons-Carrasco, Mt View Ca, synchronized swimmer (Oly-alt-96)
  • May 25 Joey Eischen, West Covina CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • May 25 Lindsay Greenbush, LA, twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie)
  • May 25 Michael B Enyaer, writer (Pilot One)
  • May 25 Robert Croft, cricketer (Glamorgan off-spinner, England 1996-)
  • May 25 Sandra Dopfer, Lustenau Austria, tennis star (1995 Futures-Lerida)
  • May 25 Sidney Greenbush, LA, twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie)
  • May 25 Satsuki Yukino, Seiyuu
  • May 26 Sam Mack, NBA forward/guard (Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • May 26 Sebastian Barrie, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • May 26 Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese cartoonist
  • May 27 Liz Earley, St Catharines Ontario, LPGA golfer (1995 Thailand Open)
  • May 27 Michael Blackburn, Australian laser sailor (Olympics-96)
  • May 27 Todd Collins, linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • May 27 Tim Farron, British politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 27 Joseph Fiennes, English actor (Enemy at the Gates, Shakespeare in Love), born in Salisbury, Wiltshire

  • May 27 Michele Bartoli, Italian cyclist
  • May 28 Ben Williams, WLAF defensive end (London Monarchs)
  • May 28 David Roberts, Alameda California, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
  • May 28 Jason Belser, NFL cornerback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • May 28 Morgan Fox, Prince George BC, playmate (Dec, 1990)
  • May 28 Ian Cashmore, English actor and paranormal investigator
  • May 28 Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (d. 2002)
  • May 29 Natarsha Belling, Australian news presenter
  • May 30 Audrey Wooding, LPGA golfer
  • May 30 Sam Rogers, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 30 Ness Wadia, Indian industrialist
  • May 31 Cory Mantyka, CFL guard (BC Lions)
  • Jun 1 Joshua Compston, art impressario
  • Jun 1 Raylee Johnson, NFL defensive end (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jun 1 Scott Couper, WLAF receiver (Scottish Claymores)
  • Jun 1 Shane Matthews, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears)
  • Jun 1 Alexi Lalas, American soccer player
  • Jun 1 Karen Mulder, Dutch supermodel
  • Jun 1 R. Madhavan, Indian actor
  • Jun 2 Andy McCollum, NFL center/guard (New Orleans Saints)
  • Jun 2 Eric Riley, NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Jun 2 Marty Mcinnis, Weymouth, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)

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Famous Deaths

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