Today in History for Year 1970 (Part 8)

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Historical Events

Events 701 - 776 of 776

Nov 19th - Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a Cal state historical landmark
Nov 19th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Nov 20th - UN General Assembly accepts membership of China PR
Nov 21st - NY Knicks 1st game against Cleve Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Garden
Nov 21st - 17th National Film Awards (India): "Bhuvan Shome" wins the Golden Lotus
Nov 22nd - 20th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Isaac wins
Nov 23rd - KNCT TV channel 46 in Belton/Killeen, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
Nov 23rd - Arthur Young resigns as Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
Nov 24th - 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB)
Nov 25th - Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year
Nov 25th - In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt.
Nov 26th - In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record.
Nov 27th - Carl Morton (18-11 for last-place Expos), receives NL Rookie of Year
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison Nov 27th - George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"
Nov 27th - Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest
Nov 27th - Test Cricket debut of Rodney "Iron Gloves" Marsh v England, Brisbane
Nov 28th - 58th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10
Nov 28th - 35th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 33-28 in Birmingham
Nov 29th - Charles Ives' "Yale-Princeton" premieres
Nov 29th - Colin Cowdrey becomes Test Cricket's leading run scorer (7,250)
Nov 30th - George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"
Dec 1st - Luis Echeverria Alvarez sworn in as president of Mexico
Dec 1st - NHL takes control of Pittsburgh Penguins
Dec 1st - Independent People's Republic of South Yemen renames itself as People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
Dec 2nd - Environmental Protection Agency begins (Dir: William Ruckelshaus)
Dec 2nd - Michael Tippett's opera "The Knot Garden" premieres in London
Dec 3rd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Dec 4th - Unemployment in US increases to 5.8%
Dec 5th - LA Rams Willie Ellison sets NFL record of 247 yards rushing
Dec 5th - Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy & Bill Masterson Trophy stolen from NHL hall of fame
Dec 5th - Premiere of Dario Fo's Morte accidentale di un anarchico.
Dec 6th - Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106
Dec 7th - Taizan Maezumi Roshi, head of LA Zen Center, receives dharma
Dec 7th - West Germany & Poland normalize relations
Dec 8th - Head of the Catholic Church in Ireland Cardinal William Conway publishes a pamphlet on the topic of segregation in education in Northern Ireland
Dec 9th - Dutch Antilles: government of Petronia falls
Dec 9th - 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 10th - North American Soccer League awards NY & Toronto franchises
Dec 11th - Start of the 1st Test match at the WACA, v England
Dec 11th - Test Cricket debut of Gregory Stephen Chappell
Dec 12th - Polish government proclaims price rise
Dec 12th - Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays
Dec 12th - USSR performs underground nuclear test
Dec 13th - Greg Chappell scores 108 on Test debut v England at the WACA
Playwright and screenwriter Neil SimonPlaywright and screenwriter Neil Simon Dec 13th - Neil Simon's "Gingerbread Lady" premieres in NYC
Dec 15th - Ferryboat capsized in Korean Strait drowning 261
Dec 15th - S Korean ferry Namyong-Ho sinks in Strait of Korea, 308 killed
Dec 15th - Soviet Venera 7 is 1st spacecraft to land on another planet (Venus)
Dec 15th - Illinois State Constitution is adopted at a special election.
Dec 16th - 1st successful landing on Venus (USSR)
Dec 16th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Dec 17th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Dec 17th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Dec 17th - Poland: shipyard workers in Gdansk strike; soldiers in Gdynia fire at workers emerging from trains, killing dozens.
Dec 18th - "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 perfs
Dec 18th - Polish uprising fails
Dec 18th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Dec 20th - Edward Gierek succeeds Wladyslaw Gomulka as Poland's communist party leader
Dec 21st - WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
Dec 22nd - Treblinka SS commander Franz Stangl sentenced to life imprisonment
Novelist Agatha ChristieNovelist Agatha Christie Dec 23rd - 7,511th performance of Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" (record)
Dec 23rd - French author Régis Debray freed in Bolivia
Dec 23rd - NY World Trade Center reaches highest point (411 m)
Dec 23rd - USSR performs nuclear test
Dec 23rd - A Protestant man is shot dead at his home in Belfast, North Ireland
Dec 24th - 9 Jews are convicted in Leningrad of hijacking a plane
Dec 24th - Walt Disney's "Aristocats" is released
Dec 27th - "Hello, Dolly!" closes at St James Theater NYC after 2844 performances
Dec 28th - "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" opens at Majestic NYC for 19 perfs
Dec 28th - Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) adopts constitution
Dec 29th - Occupational Safety and Health Act (United States) signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon
Dec 30th - The financial cost of the disturbances and riots in Northern Ireland during 1969 and 1970 are today estimated to be £5.5 million
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower Dec 31st - Congress authorizes Eisenhower dollar coin
Dec 31st - Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to disolve the Beatles
Dec 31st - President Allende nationalizes Chilean coal mines
Dec 31st - Would have been start of Aust/Eng Test Cricket at MCG, washed out

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,466

Jun 26th - Chris O'Donnell, actor (School Ties, Robin-Batman Forever)
Jun 26th - Nicole Richardson, Australian softball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
Jun 26th - Paul Thomas Anderson, American filmmaker (Boogie Nights, Magnolia), born in Studio City California
Jun 26th - Irv Gotti, American record producer
Jun 26th - Matt Letscher, American actor
Jun 26th - Nick Offerman, American actor
Jun 27th - Petra Langrova, Prostejov Czech, tennis star (1995 Palermo doubles)
Jun 27th - Ricardo Jordan, Delray Beach Fla, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
Actor Chris O'DonnellActor Chris O'Donnell (Jun 26th) Jun 27th - Jim Edmonds, American baseball player
Jun 28th - Mushtaq Ahmed, cricketer (prodigious Pakistani leggie 1990-)
Jun 28th - [Jack] Stephen Burton, actor (Chris-Out of this World), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
Jun 28th - Mike White, American filmmaker and actor
Jun 29th - Troy Drayton, tight end (Miami Dolphins)
Jun 29th - Mike Vallely, American skateboarder
Jun 30th - Brian Bloom, actor (As the World Turns)
Jun 30th - Mark Grudzielanek, Milwaukee Wisc, infielder (Montreal Expos)
Jul 1st - Kevin O'Brien, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
Jul 1st - Nicky Goetze, Milwaukee Wisc, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 NCAA Acad)
Jul 1st - Van Malone, NFL safety (Detroit Lions)
Jul 2nd - Derrick Ralph Adkins, 400m hurdler (Olympics-gold-96), born in Brooklyn, New York
Jul 2nd - Colin Edwin, Australian musician (Porcupine Tree)
Jul 2nd - Scotty 2 Hotty, American wrestler
Jul 2nd - Monie Love, English rapper
Jul 2nd - Steve Morrow, Irish footballer
Jul 3rd - Preston Jones, WLAF quarterback (London Monarchs)
Jul 3rd - Teemu Selanne, Helsinki Fin, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
Jul 3rd - Victor Bailey, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
Jul 3rd - Shawnee Smith, American actress
Jul 3rd - Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist
Jul 3rd - Audra McDonald, American actress (Private Practice) and singer (6x Tony award winner), born in West Berlin
Jul 4th - Andrei Cherkasov, USSR, tennis star
Jul 4th - Louise Van Voorhis, 470 yachter (Olympics-4th-1992, 96), born in Rochester, New York
Jul 4th - Tony Vidmar, Australian former footballer
Jul 5th - Doug Bochtler, West Palm Beach FL, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
Jul 5th - Maureen Lee, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
Jul 5th - Mac Dre, American rapper (d. 2004)
Jul 6th - Antonio Harvey, NBA center/forward (LA Clippers)
Jul 6th - Inspectah Deck, American rapper
Jul 6th - Frank Salvato II, Italian-American Sound Engineer and Composer
Jul 6th - Martin Smith, English singer (Delirious?)
Jul 7th - Michael McCrary, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
Jul 7th - Min Patel, cricketer (in Mumbai England left-arm spinner v India 1996)
Jul 7th - Wayne McCullough, Irish boxer
Jul 7th - Erik Zabel, German cyclist
Jul 7th - Robia LaMorte, American actress and dancer
Jul 8th - Lisa Powell, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
Jul 8th - Marlies Askamp, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)
Tennis Player Todd MartinTennis Player Todd Martin (Jul 8th) Jul 8th - Todd Martin, Hinsdale Illinois, tennis star (1988 USTA Boys' 18)
Jul 8th - Beck, American singer
Jul 9th - Steve Dubinsky, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Montreal, Quebec
Jul 9th - Trent Green, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins)
Jul 9th - Masami Tsuda, Japanese manga author
Jul 10th - Klaas Van Noortwijk, cricketer (Holland batsman 1996 World Cup)
Jul 10th - Helen Sjöholm, Swedish singer and actress
Jul 10th - Gary LeVox, American singer (Rascal Flatts)
Jul 10th - John Simm, British actor
Jul 11th - Billy Ashley, Taylor MI, outfielder (LA Dodgers)
Jul 11th - Pubudu Dissanayake, Sri Lanka cricket wicket-keeper (1993)
Jul 11th - Justin Chambers, American actor
Jul 12th - Chad Brown, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
Jul 12th - Jaason Simmons, actor (Baywatch)
Jul 12th - Jerry Ostroski, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills)
Jul 12th - Markus Thomas, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
Jul 12th - Marsha Guialdo, San Juan Trinidad, 100m hurdler
Jul 12th - Brian Lee Byung-Hun, South Korean actor
Jul 12th - Juba Kalamka, American artist/activist
Jul 13th - Steven J Brown, Hackensack NJ, guitarist (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
Jul 14th - Mark Brandenburg, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
Jul 14th - Mark Strickland, NBA forward (Miami Heat)
Jul 14th - Michelle Sawatzky, Steinbach Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics-96)
Jul 14th - Missy Gold, Great Falls Mont, actress (Katie-Benson)
Jul 14th - Todd Rucci, NFL guard (NE Patriots)
Jul 15th - Julian Paynter, Australian 5k runner (Olympics-96)
Jul 15th - Stephen Howard, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)
Jul 15th - Chi Cheng, American musician (Deftones), (d. 2013)
Jul 16th - Fabio Casartelli, cyclist
Jul 16th - Phil Graham, Halifax Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)
Jul 16th - William Van Landingham, Columbia TN, pitcher (SF Giants)
Jul 16th - Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai film director
Jul 17th - Bronwyn Roye, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
Jul 17th - Mandy Smith, England, rocker (I Just Can't Wait)/wife of Bill Wyman
Jul 18th - Dusty Imoo, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
Jul 18th - John Kalin, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
Jul 18th - Margaret Langford, canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
Jul 18th - Patrick Dancy, TV rocker (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
Jul 19th - Brooks Thompson, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)
Jul 19th - Kengy Gardiner, Providence RI, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-5th-1994)
Jul 19th - Rhona Susan Robertson, Auckland NZ, badminton player (Olympics-96)
Jul 20th - Dean Wells, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
Jul 20th - Shannon Baker, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
Jul 20th - Tom Sherrer, Syracuse NY, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Cleveland Open-2nd)
Jul 21st - Bryce Florie, Charleston FLA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
Jul 21st - Steven "Scrappy" Segaloff, New Haven, Conn, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)
Jul 21st - Shawn Stasiak, American professional wrestler
Jul 22nd - Dan Jones, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
Jul 22nd - Melvin Aldridge, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
Jul 22nd - Sergei Zubov, Moscow Russia, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Pittsburgh)
Jul 22nd - W R Tillman, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
Jul 22nd - Craig Baird, New Zealander racing driver
Jul 23rd - Sam Waters, Camp Springs Md, singer (Color Me Badd-Want to Sex You Up)

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