Historical Events in September 1970

  • Sep 1 Failed assassination attempt on Jordanian king Hussain
  • Sep 1 Jose Velasco Ibarra re-elected president of Ecuador
  • Sep 2 1st tennis tie break at a Grand Slam (US Open) (9 pt sudden death)
  • Sep 3 After NL record 1,117 consecutive games, Billy Williams asks to sit out
  • Sep 3 Bill Halley & Comets reject $30,000 for 15 date tour of Australia

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Sep 3 Indonesian president Suharto visits Netherlands

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
  • Sep 4 -5) 29.0 cm rainfall at Workman Creek, Arizona (state record)

Music releaseMusic Single

Sep 4 George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Sep 4 Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum
  • Sep 4 Salvador Allende wins presidential election in Chile
  • Sep 4 An Irish Republican Army (IRA) member, Michael Kane (35), is killed in the premature explosion of the bomb he was planting at an electricity transformer in Belfast
  • Sep 5 Estimated 15 cm (6") of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record)
  • Sep 6 Palestinians seize 3 airiners
  • Sep 6 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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Sep 7 Jerry Lewis' 5th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Sep 7 Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacks 4 planes and forces them to land at Dawson's Field, Jordan
  • Sep 7 White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader & lose both games
  • Sep 7 Donald Boyles sets record for highest parachute jump from a bridge, by leaping off of 1,053' Royal George Bridge in Colorado
  • Sep 7 Fighting between Arabic guerillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan.
  • Sep 8 Black September hijackings begin, three airliners hijacked and blown up by Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
  • Sep 9 Bowie Kuhn suspends Denny McLain for carrying a gun
  • Sep 9 Feyenoord wins soccer's Club World Cup
  • Sep 11 88 of the hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings are released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.
  • Sep 11 The Ford Pinto is introduced.
  • Sep 12 Soviet unmanned spacecraft Luna 16 launched to the moon
  • Sep 12 Phyllis Ann George (Texas), 21, crowned 43rd Miss America 1971
  • Sep 12 Supersonic airliner Concorde lands for the 1st time at Heathrow airport
  • Sep 12 US LSD professor Timothy Leary escapes from California jail
  • Sep 12 Palestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman.
  • Sep 13 1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38
  • Sep 13 IBM announces System 370 computer
  • Sep 13 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open
  • Sep 13 Palestine guerillas conquer Irbid Jordania

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 13 90th Men's U.S. Open: Ken Rosewall beats Tony Roche (2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • Sep 13 90th Women's U.S. Open: Margaret Court beats Rosemary Casals (6-2, 2-6, 6-1)
  • Sep 14 Economic Council for Northern Ireland holds its first meeting

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Sep 15 Decca awards Bing Crosby a 2nd platinum disc for selling 300 million

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • Sep 15 PLO leader Arafat threatens to make a cemetery of Jordan
  • Sep 15 Rotterdam dock strikes end
  • Sep 15 Officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in Northern Ireland vote narrowly in favour of remaining unarmed
  • Sep 16 King Hussein of Jordan forms military government
  • Sep 17 Jordan launches offensive against guerrilla army
  • Sep 17 WSWP TV channel 9 in Grandview, WV (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Sep 19 "The Mary Tyler Moore" show premieres on CBS

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Sep 20 Jim Morrison found not guilty of "lewd" behavior

Rocker Jim Morrison
Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • Sep 20 Soviet spcecraft Luna 16 lands on Moon's Mare Fecunditatis, drills core sample
  • Sep 21 "Monday Night Football" premieres on ABC - Browns 31, Jets 21
  • Sep 21 KAPP TV channel 35 in Yakima, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 21 Soviet space probe Luna 16 leaves the Moon
  • Sep 21 Oakland A's Vida Blue no-hits Minnesota Twins, 6-0
  • Sep 21 New York Times starts first modern op-ed page.

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Sep 22 US President Richard Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Sep 23 Abdul Razak bin Hussain becomes premier of Malaysia
  • Sep 23 Gary Muhrcke wins 1st NY Marathon
  • Sep 23 Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) Arthur Young announces his resignation
  • Sep 24 Soviet space probe Luna 16 lands on earth after 1st unmanned round trip to moon

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 25 Ringo Starr releases his album "Beaucoups of Blues"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Sep 26 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • Sep 26 The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 kmĀ²).
  • Sep 26 A groups of Protestant youths attack the Catholic Unity Flats as rioting continues in the Protestant Shankill Road area
  • Sep 27 Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error
  • Sep 28 "Words & Music" debuts on NBC-TV

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Sep 28 Anwar Sadat replaces Gamal Abdel Nasser as acting Egyptian President

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • Sep 28 Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Aust) in 22nd America's Cup
  • Sep 29 "NET Festival" last aired
  • Sep 30 New American Bible published
  • Sep 30 A Protestant man is shot and killed by Loyalists in Belfast, North Ireland