Historical Events for May 1970

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Events 1 - 71 of 71

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 skies 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
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 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
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
11th - Henry Marrow is murdered in a violent racially-motivated crime in Oxford, North Carolina.
12th - Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run
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)
MLB shortstop Ernie BanksMLB shortstop Ernie Banks 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
16th - Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70
16th - 23rd Cannes Film Festival: "MASH" directed by Robert Altman wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron 17th - Hank Aaron becomes 9th player to get 3,000 hits
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 in a NYC subway accident
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.
LPGA Golfer Donna CaponiLPGA Golfer Donna Caponi 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 Université 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

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