Historical Events in July 1970

  • 1st Denny McLain returns, (leaves trailiing) Tigers beat Yankees in 11
  • 1st FC Utrecht soccer team forms in Utrecht

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1st British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling visits N. Ireland and is reported as saying: "For God's sake bring me a large Scotch. What a bloody awful country!"
  • 2nd 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam & Brussels
  • 2nd NY Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for 3rd time in 28 days
  • 2nd The Prevention of Incitement to Hatred Act (Northern Ireland) is introduced; it proved difficult to secure convictions under its provisions and was seldom enforced
  • 2nd Neil Blaney is found not guilty of illegal arms importation to the Irish Republican Army by a Dublin jury
  • 3rd 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival
  • 3rd 77th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King (14-12 11-9)
  • 3rd British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed
  • 3rd California Angels Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
  • 3rd The British Army imposed a curfew on the Falls Road area of Belfast as they search for weapons; during the operation they come under attack from the Official IRA (OIRA) and republican rioters
  • 4th 100 injured in race rioting in Asbury Park NJ

Sport awardTennis Open

4th 84th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Ken Rosewall (57 63 62 36 61)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

Event of interestEvent of Interest

4th Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio

Disc jockey and actor Casey Kasem
Disc jockey and actor
Casey Kasem
  • 4th Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons
  • 4th The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, continues throughout the day; a man is killed by the British Army.

Sport awardGolf Major

5th 25th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 5th Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109
  • 5th 20th Berlin International Film Festival cancelled due to controversy surrounding the participation of Michael Verhoeven's anti-war film "o.k."
  • 6th California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law
  • 6th Baseball player NY Met Tommie Agee hits for the cycle
  • 6th Irish Minister for External Affairs Partick Hillery pays an unofficial visit to the Falls Road area of Belfast, an areas only just subject to a curfew by British Army
  • 8th SF Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
  • 9th In Atlanta, Chief-No-ka-homa is joined by cousin Chief Round-the-Horn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

12th Thor Heyerdahl crosses Atlantic on raft Ra II, arrives in Barbados from Morocco in 57 days

Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer Thor Heyerdahl
Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer
Thor Heyerdahl

Sport awardGolf Major

12th 99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St Andrews

  • 12th Tanzania signs contract with China for building Tanzam-railway
  • 13th Building begins of Amsterdam metro
  • 13th The annual 'Twelfth' parades passes off without serious incident in Northern Ireland
  • 14th 41st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • 14th All star MVP: Carl Yastremski (Boston Red Sox)
  • 15th Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
  • 16th Iraq's constitution goes into effect
  • 16th Reds spoil Pirates debut in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium, 3-2
  • 16th 9th British Commonwealth Games open in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 17th 30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, NYC
  • 18th "Boy Friend" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 119 performances
  • 18th Arthur Brown arrested for stripping on stage in Palemo Sicily
  • 18th Ron Hunt gets hit by a pitch for a record 119th time
  • 18th WJCL TV channel 22 in Savannah, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

18th Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 19th Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open
  • 19th 57th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • 20th Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks
  • 21st Aswan Dam opens in Egypt, enables human control of the flooding of the Nile
  • 21st Libya orders confiscation of all Jewish property
  • 21st USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 21st Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits & Padres lose, 3-0
  • 23rd Qaboos ibn Sa'id becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Sa'id ibn Taimur.
  • 23rd A ban on parades and public processions until January 1971 is announced by the Stormont government (North Ireland Parliament)
  • 24th International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule
  • 24th USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 25th "(They Long to Be) Close to You" sung by the Carpenters reaches #1
  • 25th 9th British Commonwealth Games close in Edinburgh, Scotland

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

26th Cincinnati Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs off Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • 27th Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
  • 27th France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 27th L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, & Jesse Haines enter Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 29th 6 days of race rioting in Hartford Ct
  • 30th -Aug 5] Hurricane Celia, kills 31 in Cuba, Florida & Texas
  • 30th 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield Ct
  • 30th Riots hit Belfast, North Ireland
  • 31st 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940)
  • 31st Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report"

CommunicationBlack Tot Day

31st Black Tot Day: the last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy (started 1740)

  • 31st Daniel O'Hagan (19), a Catholic civilian, is shot dead by the British Army during a serious riot in the New Lodge Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland