What Happened in 1970 (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 777 of 777

  • 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

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

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 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

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

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 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 16th "Love Story" based on the novel by Erich Segal, directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw is released
  • 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 performances
  • 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

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

Novelist Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
  • 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 performances
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 31st Congress authorizes Eisenhower dollar coin

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 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 1,472

  • Jun 25th Roope Latvala, Finnish musician

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

  • 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)
  • 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, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jul 1st Kevin O'Brien, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jul 1st Nicky Goetze, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 NCAA Acad), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 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

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Jul 3rd 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 4th Andrei Cherkasov, USSR, tennis star
  • Jul 4th Louise Van Voorhis, 470 sailor (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)

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

Tennis Player Todd Martin
Tennis Player
Todd Martin
  • 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 14th Thomas Lauderdale, musician (Pink Martini), born in Oakland, California
  • 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, badminton player (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jul 20th Dean Wells, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jul 20th Shannon Baker, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jul 20th Tom Sherrer, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Cleveland Open-2nd), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jul 21st Bryce Florie, Charleston FLA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • Jul 21st Steven "Scrappy" Segaloff, rower (Olympics-5th-1996), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 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)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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