What Happened in 1970 (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 774 of 774

  • Nov 21 NY Knicks 1st game against Cleve Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Garden
  • Nov 21 17th National Film Awards (India): "Bhuvan Shome" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Nov 22 20th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Isaac wins
  • Nov 23 KNCT TV channel 46 in Belton/Killeen, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 23 Arthur Young resigns as Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
  • Nov 24 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB)
  • Nov 25 Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt.
  • Nov 26 In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record
  • Nov 27 Carl Morton (18-11 for last-place Expos), receives NL Rookie of Year

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 27 George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Nov 27 Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest
  • Nov 27 Test Cricket debut of Rodney "Iron Gloves" Marsh v England, Brisbane
  • Nov 28 58th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10
  • Nov 28 35th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 33-28 in Birmingham
  • Nov 29 Charles Ives' "Yale-Princeton" premieres
  • Nov 29 Colin Cowdrey becomes Test Cricket's leading run scorer (7,250)
  • Nov 30 George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"
  • Dec 1 Luis Echeverria Alvarez sworn in as president of Mexico
  • Dec 1 NHL takes control of Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Dec 1 Independent People's Republic of South Yemen renames itself as People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
  • Dec 2 Environmental Protection Agency begins (Dir: William Ruckelshaus)
  • Dec 2 Michael Tippett's opera "The Knot Garden" premieres in London
  • Dec 3 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 4 Unemployment in US increases to 5.8%
  • Dec 5 LA Rams Willie Ellison sets NFL record of 247 yards rushing
  • Dec 5 Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy & Bill Masterson Trophy stolen from NHL hall of fame
  • Dec 5 Premiere of Dario Fo's Morte accidentale di un anarchico
  • Dec 6 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106
  • Dec 7 Taizan Maezumi Roshi, head of LA Zen Center, receives dharma
  • Dec 7 West Germany & Poland normalize relations
  • Dec 8 Head of the Catholic Church in Ireland Cardinal William Conway publishes a pamphlet on the topic of segregation in education in Northern Ireland
  • Dec 9 Dutch Antilles: government of Petronia falls
  • Dec 9 OPEC meeting in Caracas establishes 55 percent as minimum tax rate and demands that posted prices be changed to reflect changes in foreign exchange rates
  • Dec 10 North American Soccer League awards NY & Toronto franchises
  • Dec 11 Start of the 1st Test match at the WACA, v England
  • Dec 11 Test Cricket debut of Gregory Stephen Chappell
  • Dec 12 Polish government proclaims price rise
  • Dec 12 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays
  • Dec 12 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Dec 13 Greg Chappell scores 108 on Test debut v England at the WACA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 13 Neil Simon's "Gingerbread Lady" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Dec 15 Ferryboat capsized in Korean Strait drowning 261
  • Dec 15 S Korean ferry Namyong-Ho sinks in Strait of Korea, 308 killed
  • Dec 15 Soviet Venera 7 is 1st spacecraft to land on another planet (Venus)
  • Dec 15 Illinois State Constitution is adopted at a special election.
  • Dec 16 1st successful landing on Venus (USSR)
  • Dec 16 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 16 "Love Story" based on the novel by Erich Segal, directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw is released
  • Dec 17 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 17 Poland: shipyard workers in Gdansk strike; soldiers in Gdynia fire at workers emerging from trains, killing dozens.
  • Dec 18 "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 performances
  • Dec 18 Polish uprising fails
  • Dec 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 20 Edward Gierek succeeds Wladyslaw Gomulka as Poland's communist party leader
  • Dec 21 WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 22 Treblinka SS commander Franz Stangl sentenced to life imprisonment

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 23 7,511th performance of Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" (record)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
  • Dec 23 French author Régis Debray freed in Bolivia
  • Dec 23 NY World Trade Center reaches highest point (411 m)
  • Dec 23 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Dec 23 A Protestant man is shot dead at his home in Belfast, North Ireland
  • Dec 24 9 Jews are convicted in Leningrad of hijacking a plane
  • Dec 24 Walt Disney's "Aristocats" is released
  • Dec 27 "Hello, Dolly!" closes at St James Theater NYC after 2844 performances
  • Dec 28 "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" opens at Majestic NYC for 19 performances
  • Dec 28 Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) adopts constitution
  • Dec 29 Occupational Safety and Health Act (United States) signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon
  • Dec 30 The financial cost of the disturbances and riots in Northern Ireland during 1969 and 1970 are today estimated to be £5.5 million

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 31 Congress authorizes Eisenhower dollar coin

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Dec 31 Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to disolve the Beatles
  • Dec 31 President Allende nationalizes Chilean coal mines
  • Dec 31 Would have been start of Aust/Eng Test Cricket at MCG, washed out

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,472

  • Jun 25 Roope Latvala, Finnish musician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 26 Chris O'Donnell, American actor (School Ties, Robin-Batman Forever), born in Winnetka, Illinois

  • Jun 26 Nicole Richardson, Australian softball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jun 26 Paul Thomas Anderson, American filmmaker (Boogie Nights, Magnolia), born in Studio City California
  • Jun 26 Irv Gotti, American record producer
  • Jun 26 Matt Letscher, American actor
  • Jun 26 Nick Offerman, American actor
  • Jun 27 Petra Langrova, Prostejov Czech, tennis star (1995 Palermo doubles)
  • Jun 27 Ricardo Jordan, Delray Beach Fla, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Jun 27 Jim Edmonds, American baseball player
  • Jun 28 Mushtaq Ahmed, cricketer (prodigious Pakistani leggie 1990-)
  • Jun 28 [Jack] Stephen Burton, actor (Chris-Out of this World), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jun 28 Mike White, American filmmaker and actor
  • Jun 29 Troy Drayton, tight end (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jun 29 Mike Vallely, American skateboarder
  • Jun 30 Brian Bloom, actor (As the World Turns)
  • Jun 30 Mark Grudzielanek, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jul 1 Kevin O'Brien, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jul 1 Nicky Goetze, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 NCAA Acad), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jul 1 Van Malone, NFL safety (Detroit Lions)
  • Jul 2 Derrick Ralph Adkins, 400m hurdler (Olympics-gold-96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 2 Colin Edwin, Australian musician (Porcupine Tree)
  • Jul 2 Scotty 2 Hotty, American wrestler
  • Jul 2 Monie Love, English rapper
  • Jul 2 Steve Morrow, Irish footballer
  • Jul 3 Preston Jones, WLAF quarterback (London Monarchs)
  • Jul 3 Teemu Selanne, Helsinki Fin, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Jul 3 Victor Bailey, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • Jul 3 Shawnee Smith, American actress
  • Jul 3 Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist

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Jul 3 Audra McDonald, American actress (Private Practice) and singer (6x Tony award winner), born in West Berlin

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
  • Jul 4 Andrei Cherkasov, USSR, tennis star
  • Jul 4 Louise Van Voorhis, 470 sailor (Olympics-4th-1992, 96), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jul 4 Tony Vidmar, Australian former footballer
  • Jul 5 Doug Bochtler, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Jul 5 Maureen Lee, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jul 5 Mac Dre, American rapper (d. 2004)
  • Jul 6 Antonio Harvey, NBA center/forward (LA Clippers)
  • Jul 6 Inspectah Deck, American rapper
  • Jul 6 Frank Salvato II, Italian-American Sound Engineer and Composer
  • Jul 6 Martin Smith, English singer (Delirious?)
  • Jul 7 Michael McCrary, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jul 7 Min Patel, cricketer (in Mumbai England left-arm spinner v India 1996)
  • Jul 7 Wayne McCullough, Irish boxer
  • Jul 7 Erik Zabel, German cyclist
  • Jul 7 Robia LaMorte, American actress and dancer
  • Jul 8 Lisa Powell, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jul 8 Marlies Askamp, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 8 Todd Martin, American tennis star (1988 USTA Boys' 18), born in Hinsdale, Illinois

Tennis Player Todd Martin
Tennis Player
Todd Martin
  • Jul 8 Beck [Bek David Campbell], American singer (Morning Phase), born in Los Angeles
  • Jul 9 Steve Dubinsky, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 9 Trent Green, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins)
  • Jul 9 Masami Tsuda, Japanese manga author
  • Jul 10 Klaas Van Noortwijk, cricketer (Holland batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • Jul 10 Helen Sjöholm, Swedish singer and actress
  • Jul 10 Gary LeVox, American singer (Rascal Flatts)
  • Jul 10 John Simm, British actor
  • Jul 11 Billy Ashley, Taylor MI, outfielder (LA Dodgers)
  • Jul 11 Pubudu Dissanayake, Sri Lanka cricket wicket-keeper (1993)
  • Jul 11 Justin Chambers, American actor
  • Jul 12 Chad Brown, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jul 12 Jaason Simmons, actor (Baywatch)
  • Jul 12 Jerry Ostroski, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jul 12 Markus Thomas, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
  • Jul 12 Marsha Guialdo, San Juan Trinidad, 100m hurdler
  • Jul 12 Brian Lee Byung-Hun, South Korean actor
  • Jul 12 Juba Kalamka, American artist/activist
  • Jul 13 Steven J Brown, Hackensack NJ, guitarist (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
  • Jul 14 Mark Brandenburg, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 14 Mark Strickland, NBA forward (Miami Heat)
  • Jul 14 Michelle Sawatzky, Steinbach Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 14 Missy Gold, Great Falls Mont, actress (Katie-Benson)
  • Jul 14 Todd Rucci, NFL guard (NE Patriots)
  • Jul 14 Thomas Lauderdale, musician (Pink Martini), born in Oakland, California
  • Jul 15 Julian Paynter, Australian 5k runner (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 15 Stephen Howard, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)
  • Jul 15 Chi Cheng, American musician (Deftones), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 16 Fabio Casartelli, cyclist
  • Jul 16 Phil Graham, Halifax Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 16 William Van Landingham, Columbia TN, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • Jul 16 Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai film director
  • Jul 17 Bronwyn Roye, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Jul 17 Mandy Smith, England, rocker (I Just Can't Wait)/wife of Bill Wyman
  • Jul 18 Dusty Imoo, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
  • Jul 18 John Kalin, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jul 18 Margaret Langford, canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jul 18 Patrick Dancy, TV rocker (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
  • Jul 19 Brooks Thompson, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)
  • Jul 19 Kengy Gardiner, Providence RI, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-5th-1994)
  • Jul 19 Rhona Susan Robertson, badminton player (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jul 20 Dean Wells, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jul 20 Shannon Baker, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jul 20 Tom Sherrer, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Cleveland Open-2nd), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jul 21 Bryce Florie, Charleston FLA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • Jul 21 Steven "Scrappy" Segaloff, rower (Olympics-5th-1996), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jul 21 Shawn Stasiak, American professional wrestler
  • Jul 22 Dan Jones, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • Jul 22 Melvin Aldridge, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 22 Sergei Zubov, Moscow Russia, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Pittsburgh)
  • Jul 22 W R Tillman, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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