Historical Events in 1970 (Part 4)

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  • Oct 4 Umps return after 1-day walkout in quest of higher wages
  • Oct 4 WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 4 Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Oct 5 John Creach joins Jefferson Airplane
  • Oct 5 Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross
  • Oct 5 PBS becomes a US television network.
  • Oct 5 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds sweep Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 5 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 8 Soviet author Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Oct 8 The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) propose that a system of Proportional Representation (PR) should be used in elections in Northern Ireland
  • Oct 9 Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence
  • Oct 10 Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Oct 12 Rock Memorabilia Auction at Filmore East
  • Oct 13 Angela Davis arrested in NYC
  • Oct 13 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • Oct 13 A man dies in a premature bomb explosion in Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Music awardsMusic Awards

Oct 14 4th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Oct 14 Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their 1st game 107-92
  • Oct 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Oct 14 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • Oct 15 Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt
  • Oct 15 Baltimore Orioles beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 67th World Series
  • Oct 15 Bridge over Yarra River in Melbourne crashes; killing 35
  • Oct 15 Russian passenger flight hijacked to Turkey
  • Oct 16 Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser

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Oct 16 Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act as a response to the October Crisis, the only peacetime use of the War Measures Act in Canadian history.

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau
  • Oct 17 Anwar Sadat sworn in as president of Egypt
  • Oct 18 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
  • Oct 18 Sachio Kinugasa begins 2,215 cons game streak for Hiroshima Carp
  • Oct 19 Amdahl Corp forms at Sunnyvale Calif
  • Oct 19 John Frazier kills Ohta's declares WW 3 has begun
  • Oct 20 American Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Oct 20 Zond 8 Launch (Moon Orbit & Return)
  • Oct 21 777 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • Oct 21 Caledonian Airways takes over British United Airways
  • Oct 21 Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh
  • Oct 21 Bernadette Devlin is released from prison having served four months of her six month sentence for riotous behaviour
  • Oct 23 Gary Gabelich sets auto speed record 622.4 mph (1,001 kph)
  • Oct 23 Charles Haughey and two others are found not guilty of illegal arms importation by a Dublin jury; the 'Arms Trial' began on 28 May 1970
  • Oct 24 Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
  • Oct 24 Salvador Allende Gossens elected president of Chile
  • Oct 25 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Women's Golf Charities Open
  • Oct 25 21st Formula One WDC: Jochen Rindt wins by five points (the only season in which the World Championship title has been awarded posthumously)
  • Oct 26 "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers
  • Oct 26 Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam
  • Oct 27 "Light, Lively & Yiddish" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • Oct 28 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 1st home game, lose to San Diego 110-99
  • Oct 28 US/USSR sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts
  • Oct 29 WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, GA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Oct 29 The Electoral Reform Society calls for the introduction of Proportional Representation (PR) in elections in Northern Ireland
  • Oct 30 KVEW TV channel 42 in Kennewick, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 30 There are serious riots in the Catholic Ardoyne area of Belfast which last for three nights
  • Oct 30 Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets with British Home Secretary Reginald Maulling to discuss matters related to reforms and security
  • Nov 1 1st regular season Giants-Jets game, Giants win 22-10 at Shea
  • Nov 1 Discotheque in Grenoble France burns, all exits padlocked & 142 die
  • Nov 1 Fire on Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France, 144 die
  • Nov 1 KGTF TV channel 12 in Agana, GU (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 2 Cleveland Cavaliers lose by biggest margin-54 pts (Philadelphia 141-87)
  • Nov 3 "President's Daughter" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Nov 3 Bob Gibson wins NL Cy Young Award

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Nov 3 US President Richard Nixon promises gradual troop removal of Vietnam

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Nov 3 Salvador Allende inaugurated as president of Chile
  • Nov 4 Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee
  • Nov 4 Genie, a 13 year old feral child was found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life.
  • Nov 6 Boog Powell wins AL MVP
  • Nov 6 Twins Jim Perry wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 7 "Purlie" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 689 performances
  • Nov 7 Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida
  • Nov 8 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal
  • Nov 8 5th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 12-7
  • Nov 9 Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins
  • Nov 9 The Irish School of Ecumenics is founded by Michael Hurley
  • Nov 10 "2 by 2" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 343 performances
  • Nov 10 Luna 17, with unmanned self-propelled Lunokhod 1, is launched
  • Nov 10 R Rodgers/M Charnins musical "Two by Two" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 11 Balt Oriole Boog Powell wins AL MVP
  • Nov 12 240 KPH cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die
  • Nov 12 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland 105-103
  • Nov 12 Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell
  • Nov 12 Cyclone Bhola makes landfall, deadliest tropical cyclone recorded kills up to 500,000 in East Pakistan (modern Bangladesh),
  • Nov 12 The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) is formed; the NIHE gradually took over control of the building and allocation of public sector housing in Northern Ireland
  • Nov 13 Lt Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes PM of Syria following military coup
  • Nov 13 VP Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs"
  • Nov 14 DC-9 crashes in West Virginia, 75 killed
  • Nov 14 Marshall U football team wiped out in air crash at Kenova WV

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Nov 15 Paul Brown, as head coach of the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, defeats his former team the Cleveland Browns, a moment he calls his "greatest victory"

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • Nov 16 Two men are shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)
  • Nov 16 South Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky defends operations in Cambodia because communist forces could overrun South Vietnam "within 24 hours" if troops operating there were withdrawn

Music releaseMusic Recording

Nov 16 Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Nov 17 British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on page 3 (Stephanie Rahn)
  • Nov 17 Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon
  • Nov 17 Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 18 Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier

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Nov 18 Johnny Bench wins NL MVP

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

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Nov 18 Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • Nov 18 Netherlands & Albania form diplomatic relations
  • Nov 18 Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon
  • Nov 19 Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a Cal state historical landmark
  • Nov 19 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 20 UN General Assembly accepts membership of China PR
  • Nov 21 NY Knicks 1st game against Cleve Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Garden
  • Nov 21 17th National Film Awards (India): "Bhuvan Shome" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Nov 22 20th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Isaac wins
  • Nov 23 KNCT TV channel 46 in Belton/Killeen, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nov 23 Arthur Young resigns as Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)
  • Nov 24 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB)
  • Nov 25 Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt.
  • Nov 26 In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record.
  • Nov 27 Carl Morton (18-11 for last-place Expos), receives NL Rookie of Year

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 27 George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Nov 27 Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest
  • Nov 27 Test Cricket debut of Rodney "Iron Gloves" Marsh v England, Brisbane
  • Nov 28 58th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10
  • Nov 28 35th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 33-28 in Birmingham
  • Nov 29 Charles Ives' "Yale-Princeton" premieres
  • Nov 29 Colin Cowdrey becomes Test Cricket's leading run scorer (7,250)
  • Nov 30 George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"
  • Dec 1 Luis Echeverria Alvarez sworn in as president of Mexico
  • Dec 1 NHL takes control of Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Dec 1 Independent People's Republic of South Yemen renames itself as People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
  • Dec 2 Environmental Protection Agency begins (Dir: William Ruckelshaus)
  • Dec 2 Michael Tippett's opera "The Knot Garden" premieres in London
  • Dec 3 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 4 Unemployment in US increases to 5.8%
  • Dec 5 LA Rams Willie Ellison sets NFL record of 247 yards rushing
  • Dec 5 Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy & Bill Masterson Trophy stolen from NHL hall of fame
  • Dec 5 Premiere of Dario Fo's Morte accidentale di un anarchico
  • Dec 6 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106
  • Dec 7 Taizan Maezumi Roshi, head of LA Zen Center, receives dharma
  • Dec 7 West Germany & Poland normalize relations
  • Dec 8 Head of the Catholic Church in Ireland Cardinal William Conway publishes a pamphlet on the topic of segregation in education in Northern Ireland
  • Dec 9 Dutch Antilles: government of Petronia falls
  • Dec 9 OPEC meeting in Caracas establishes 55 percent as minimum tax rate and demands that posted prices be changed to reflect changes in foreign exchange rates
  • Dec 10 North American Soccer League awards NY & Toronto franchises
  • Dec 11 Start of the 1st Test match at the WACA, v England
  • Dec 11 Test Cricket debut of Gregory Stephen Chappell
  • Dec 12 Polish government proclaims price rise
  • Dec 12 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays
  • Dec 12 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Dec 13 Greg Chappell scores 108 on Test debut v England at the WACA

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Dec 13 Neil Simon's "Gingerbread Lady" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Dec 15 Ferryboat capsized in Korean Strait drowning 261
  • Dec 15 S Korean ferry Namyong-Ho sinks in Strait of Korea, 308 killed
  • Dec 15 Soviet Venera 7 is 1st spacecraft to land on another planet (Venus)
  • Dec 15 Illinois State Constitution is adopted at a special election.
  • Dec 16 1st successful landing on Venus (USSR)
  • Dec 16 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 16 "Love Story" based on the novel by Erich Segal, directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw is released
  • Dec 17 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Dec 17 Poland: shipyard workers in Gdansk strike; soldiers in Gdynia fire at workers emerging from trains, killing dozens.
  • Dec 18 "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 performances
  • Dec 18 Polish uprising fails
  • Dec 18 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Dec 20 Edward Gierek succeeds Wladyslaw Gomulka as Poland's communist party leader
  • Dec 21 WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 22 Treblinka SS commander Franz Stangl sentenced to life imprisonment

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Dec 23 7,511th performance of Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" (record)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
  • Dec 23 French author Régis Debray freed in Bolivia
  • Dec 23 NY World Trade Center reaches highest point (411 m)
  • Dec 23 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Dec 23 A Protestant man is shot dead at his home in Belfast, North Ireland
  • Dec 24 9 Jews are convicted in Leningrad of hijacking a plane
  • Dec 24 Walt Disney's "Aristocats" is released
  • Dec 27 "Hello, Dolly!" closes at St James Theater NYC after 2844 performances
  • Dec 28 "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" opens at Majestic NYC for 19 performances
  • Dec 28 Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) adopts constitution
  • Dec 29 Occupational Safety and Health Act (United States) signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon
  • Dec 30 The financial cost of the disturbances and riots in Northern Ireland during 1969 and 1970 are today estimated to be £5.5 million

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Dec 31 Congress authorizes Eisenhower dollar coin

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Dec 31 Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to disolve the Beatles
  • Dec 31 President Allende nationalizes Chilean coal mines
  • Dec 31 Would have been start of Aust/Eng Test Cricket at MCG, washed out