Historical Events in February 1970

  • 1st Ford Frick, Earle Combs & Jesse Haines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1st Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die
  • 1st WMAA TV channel 29 in Jackson, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1st West-Germany & USSR sign gas contract
  • 1st Northern Ireland PM Chichester-Clark meets British Home Secretary James Callaghan to discuss the economy of Northern Ireland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2nd Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2nd 27th Golden Globes: Anne of the Thousand Days, John Wayne, & Genevieve Bujold

Actor John Wayne
John Wayne
  • 4th "Charles Aznavour" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 4th "Gantry" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 1 performance
  • 4th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Film release premierFilm Premier

4th "Patton" directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring George C. Scott premieres in New York (Best Picture 1971)

US General George S. Patton
US General
George S. Patton
  • 5th 1st Test Cricket ton of Barry Richards, 126, 164 balls, 20 fours 1 six
  • 5th Test Cricket debut of John Traicos, South Africa v Australia, Durban
  • 5th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 5th WSCV TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) suspends broadcasting
  • 6th Graeme Pollock completes 274 v Australia at Durban
  • 6th NBA expands to 18 teams with Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston & Portland
  • 7th "Hollywood Palace" last airs on ABC TV
  • 7th "Jingle Jangle" hits #10 on the pop singles chart by Archies
  • 7th LSU's "Pistol" Pete Marovich scores 69 pts in losing cause
  • 7th US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
  • 7th US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
  • 10th 26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington NH (state record)
  • 10th Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel at Val d'Isere, France, killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths
  • 11th 26.37 cm (10.38") of rainfall, Mt Washington, NH (state 24-hr rec)
  • 11th Japan becomes 4th nation to put a satellite (Osumi) in orbit
  • 11th John Lennon pays £1,344 fines for 96 protesting South African rugby team playing in Scotland
  • 12th Anthony Shaffer's "Sleuth" premieres in NYC
  • 13th Man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi
  • 13th NL offices begins move from Cin to SF (completed Feb 23)
  • 13th 16th National Film Awards (India): "Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 14th "Gantry" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 1 performance
  • 15th Ard Schenk becomes world champion all-round skater
  • 15th Carol Mann wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • 15th Dominican DC-9 crashes into sea at Santo Domingo, kills 102
  • 15th KAMU TV channel 15 in College Station, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 15th Nationalists disrupt UN session on Congo

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

16th Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 17th US army officer Jeffrey McDonald murders his pregnant wife & two small daughters
  • 17th Robert Marasco's "Child's Play" premieres in NYC
  • 18th Chicago 7 defendants found innocent of inciting to riot
  • 18th US president Nixon launches "Nixon-doctrine"
  • 19th AL Cy Young winner Denny McLain suspended for bookmaking
  • 19th USSR launches Sputnik 52 & Molniya 1-13 communications satellite
  • 21st Jackson 5 make TV debut on "American Bandstand"
  • 21st Pathet Lao conquerors Xieng Khuang & Muong Suy
  • 22nd "Charles Aznavour" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 22nd 12th Daytona 500: Pete Hamilton wins (149.601 MPH)
  • 23rd Guyana becomes a republic (National Day)
  • 23rd Holy Eucharist given by women for 1st time in Roman Catholic service
  • 24th 29 Swiss Army officers die in avalanche (Reckingen, Switzerland)
  • 24th Heintje Simons (14) wins 7 gold records
  • 24th KVDO TV channel 3 in Salem, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 26th "Georgy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 26th Beatles release "Beatles Again" aka "Hey Jude" album
  • 27th NY Times (falsely) reports US army has ended domestic surveillance
  • 28th "Georgy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 28th Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge
  • 28th Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon (3:02:53)
  • 28th KIIN (now KUN) TV channel 12 in Iowa City, IA (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 28th WUTR TV channel 20 in Utica-Rome, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting