Historical Events for February 1970

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Events 1 - 61 of 61

1st - Ford Frick, Earle Combs & Jesse Haines elected to 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
2nd - Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points
2nd - 27th Golden Globes: Anne of the Thousand Days, John Wayne, & Genevieve Bujold
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
4th - "Patton" directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring George C. Scott premieres in New York (Best Picture 1971)
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
US General George S. PattonUS General George S. Patton 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 Shaffers "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
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe FrazierBoxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier 16th - Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
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 perfs
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

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