Historical Events in May 1970

  • 2nd 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)
  • 2nd 96th Kentucky Derby: Mike Manganello on Dust Commander wins 2:03.4
  • 2nd KOAI (now KNAZ) TV channel 2 in Flagstaff, AZ (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 3rd 24th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • 3rd Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational
  • 3rd Trans-Arabian Pipeline delivery from Saudi Arabia to the Mediterranean interrupted in Syria, driving oil tanker rates to all time highs
  • 4th National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio
  • 4th Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt
  • 4th Pulitzer prize awarded to Erik H Erikson (Gandhi's Truth)
  • 5th US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
  • 6th Yuchiro Miura of Japan skis down Mt Everest
  • 6th Irish Prime Minister Jack Lynch sacks two ministers in the Irish government over allegations of illegal arms importation
  • 6th 14th European Cup: Feyenoord beats Celtic 2-1 at Milan
  • 7th "Long & Winding Road" becomes Beatles' last American release
  • 8th Beatles release "Let it Be" album
  • 8th Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street
  • 8th NBA championship: Knicks beat Lakers, 113-99
  • 9th 100,000s demonstrate against Vietnam War
  • 10th Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • 10th Brave's Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in his 1,000th game, loses to Cards 6-5

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10th Bobby Orr scores one of the most famous goals in hockey history, an overtime goal that gives the Boston Bruins its first Stanley Cup since 1941

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • 11th Henry Marrow is murdered in a violent racially-motivated crime in Oxford, North Carolina.

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12th Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • 12th Harry A Blackmun is confirmed as a justice on Supreme Court
  • 12th KTVM TV channel 6 in Butte, MT (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 12th Race riots in Augusta Georgia; 6 blacks killed (5 by cops)
  • 12th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 13th Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres
  • 14th Cops kill 2 students in racial disturbance (Jackson State U, Miss)
  • 14th Harry A Blackmun appointed to US Supreme Court
  • 14th NYC local newspaper "Our Town" begins publishing
  • 14th Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader freed after serving 2 years in West Berlin
  • 14th The Red Army Faction is established in Germany.
  • 15th Elizabeth Hoisington & Anna Mae Mays named 1st female US generals
  • 15th France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 15th Mississippi Highway Patrol kills 2 at Jackson State College
  • 15th South-Africa excluded from Olympic play
  • 16th 95th Preakness: Eddie Belmonte aboard Personality wins in 1:56.2

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16th Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
  • 16th 23rd Cannes Film Festival: "MASH" directed by Robert Altman wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

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17th Hank Aaron becomes 9th player to get 3,000 hits

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 17th Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Johnny Londoff Chevrolet Golf Tournament
  • 18th Beatles' last released LP, "Let It Be", released in US
  • 20th 100,000 march in NY supporting US policies in Vietnam
  • 20th 2 die and 70 injured when 2 NYC subway trains crash in Queens
  • 20th Beatles' "Let it Be" movie premieres in UK
  • 21st National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State University
  • 21st USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 22nd Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus
  • 22nd France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 22nd Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0
  • 23rd Grateful Dead's 1st performance outside US (England)
  • 23rd SD Padres beat SF Giants 17-16 in 15 innings
  • 23rd USSR performs nuclear test (underground)
  • 23rd A fire breaks out in the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Straits in north Wales contributing to its partial destruction and causing approximately ¬£1,000,000 worth of fire damage.
  • 24th Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
  • 24th Peter Green quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult
  • 24th The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union.
  • 25th 3rd ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat LA Stars, 4 games to 2
  • 26th The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
  • 27th British expedition climbs south face of Annapurna I
  • 27th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 28th The formerly united Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
  • 28th Arms Trial Begins: several men are charged in a Dublin court with conspiracy to illegally import arms for use by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)
  • 29th USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 30th "Minnie's Boys" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 80 performances
  • 30th Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans
  • 30th Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:12:37.057 (250.654 km/h)
  • 31st At 03:23 PM, Yungay Peru levelled by 7.75 earthquake (50-70,000 die)
  • 31st KDUB TV channel 40 in Dubuque, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 31st Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies' Golf Open