Historical Events in 1970 (Part 3)

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  • Jun 27 Following the arrest of Bernadette Devlin, intense riots erupt in Derry and Belfast leading to a prolonged gun battle between Irish republicans and loyalists
  • Jun 28 Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
  • Jun 28 Around 500 Catholic workers at the Harland and Wolff shipyard are forced to leave their work by Protestant employees as serious rioting continues in Belfast
  • Jun 29 US ends 2 month military offensive into Cambodia
  • Jun 30 Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens, Braves beat Reds 8-2
  • Jul 1 Denny McLain returns, (leaves trailiing) Tigers beat Yankees in 11
  • Jul 1 FC Utrecht soccer team forms in Utrecht

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Jul 1 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!"
  • Jul 2 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam & Brussels
  • Jul 2 NY Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for 3rd time in 28 days
  • Jul 2 The Prevention of Incitement to Hatred Act (Northern Ireland) is introduced; it proved difficult to secure convictions under its provisions and was seldom enforced
  • Jul 2 Neil Blaney is found not guilty of illegal arms importation to the Irish Republican Army by a Dublin jury
  • Jul 3 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival
  • Jul 3 77th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King (14-12 11-9)
  • Jul 3 British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed
  • Jul 3 California Angels Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
  • Jul 3 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
  • Jul 4 100 injured in race rioting in Asbury Park NJ

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 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

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

Disc jockey and actor Casey Kasem
Disc jockey and actor
Casey Kasem
  • Jul 4 Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons
  • Jul 4 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

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 12 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

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

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

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

CommunicationBlack Tot Day

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

  • Jul 31 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
  • Aug 1 EAA Convention moves from Rockford Ill to Oshkosh, Wi
  • Aug 1 KTSD TV channel 10 in Pierre, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 1 Willie Stargell (Pirates) ties record of 5 extra base hits in a game
  • Aug 1 2nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • Aug 2 Baltimore defeats KC 10-8, Orioles 23rd straight win over the Royals
  • Aug 2 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Aug 2 Rubber bullets used for the first time in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles'
  • Aug 3 4 day NFL strike ends
  • Aug 3 Christopher Hampton's "Philanthropist" premieres in London
  • Aug 3 Hurricane "Celia" becomes most expensive Gulf storm in history
  • Aug 3 Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire passes her driving test on 40th try

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness

Rocker Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
  • Aug 5 Robert Morley's "How the Other Half Loves" premieres in London
  • Aug 5 US Black Panther leader Huey Newton let out of jail
  • Aug 6 Italian government of Mariano Rumor resigns
  • Aug 6 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Aug 7 1st computer chess tournament
  • Aug 7 Christine Perfect (McVie) joins Fleetwood Mac
  • Aug 7 WDHN TV channel 18 in Dothan, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Aug 7 Shootout at Marin Courthouse in San Rafael, California, kills 4, including the presiding judge
  • Aug 8 NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)
  • Aug 9 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Aug 9 Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes
  • Aug 10 Jim Morrison is tried in Miami on "lewd & lascivious behavior"
  • Aug 10 British Home Secretary Reginald Maulding threatens to impose direct rule on Northern Ireland if the agreed reform measures are not carried out
  • Aug 11 Jim Bunning becomes 2nd (Cy Young) to win 100 games in both leagues
  • Aug 11 Tony Perez becomes 1st to hit a HR in red seats at Riverfront
  • Aug 11 Two Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed by the Irish Republican Army when they set off a booby trap bomb planted in a car near Crossmaglen, County Armagh
  • Aug 12 Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball
  • Aug 13 Pamphlet bombs which scatter revolutionary African National Congress propaganda leaflets explode in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Aug 14 City University of NY inaugurates open admissions
  • Aug 14 Steven Stills arrested for drug possession
  • Aug 15 Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando)

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 16 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • Aug 16 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cincinnati Golf Open
  • Aug 17 Venera 7 (US), 1st softlanding on Venus, launched
  • Aug 19 The Chinese Community in South Africa is granted 'White' status
  • Aug 19 31st Venice Film Festival opens
  • Aug 20 -21] Hurricane Dorothy, kills 42 in Martinique
  • Aug 21 The Social and Democratic Labour Party (SDLP) is established with Gerry Fitt as the first leader of the party
  • Aug 23 Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 23 Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Aug 24 Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 25 Elton John's 1st US appearance (Los Angeles)

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Aug 26 Minister of Home Affairs Robert Porter resigns from the Stormont government (North Ireland parliament)
  • Aug 28 Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
  • Aug 29 Black Panthers confront cops in Philadelphia (1 cop killed)
  • Aug 31 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)
  • Aug 31 Lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist, convicted
  • Aug 31 Molukkers occupy Indonesian ambassador's home in Wassenaar
  • Aug 31 Peter Yarrow arrested for taking "immoral liberties" with girl, 14
  • Aug 31 WKMJ TV channel 68 in Louisville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 Indonesian president Suharto visits Netherlands

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
  • 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
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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7 Jerry Lewis' 5th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 13 90th Women's U.S. Open: Margaret Court beats Rosemary Casals (6-2, 2-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • Sep 14 Economic Council for Northern Ireland holds its first meeting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • Sep 28 Anwar Sadat replaces Egyptian President Nassar
  • 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
  • Oct 1 63 arrested in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano, Italy
  • Oct 1 Last game at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium, Phils-2 Expos-1
  • Oct 2 Billy Martin named manager of Det Tigers
  • Oct 2 Plane carrying Wichita State U football team crashes killing 30
  • Oct 3 "Coco" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 333 performances
  • Oct 3 Baseball umpires call their 1st strike
  • Oct 3 WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 4 KC Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal