September 1970 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Failed assassination attempt on Jordanian king Hussain
  • Sep 1 Jose Velasco Ibarra re-elected president of Ecuador
  • 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
  • Sep 4 -5) 29.0 cm rainfall at Workman Creek, Arizona (state record)
  • 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
  • Sep 7 Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacks 4 planes and forces them to land at Dawson's Field, Jordan
  • 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 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 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 IBM announces System 370 computer
  • Sep 13 Palestine guerillas conquer Irbid Jordania
  • Sep 14 Economic Council for Northern Ireland holds its first meeting
  • 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 20 Soviet spcecraft Luna 16 lands on Moon's Mare Fecunditatis, drills core sample
  • Sep 21 Soviet space probe Luna 16 leaves the Moon
  • 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 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
  • 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 28 Anwar Sadat replaces Egyptian President Nassar
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 3 Jeremy Glick, American United Airlines Flight 93 passenger (d. 2001)
  • Sep 4 Jennifer Nakken, Cedar City Utah, Miss Utah-America (1991)
  • Sep 11 Chris Garver, tattoo artist
  • Sep 18 Michela Rocco, Udine Italy, Miss Italy (1987)
  • Sep 18 Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (d. 1993)

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Sep 21 Samantha Power, Irish American author and diplomat (US Ambassador to the UN), born in Dublin, Ireland

Journalist and Diplomat Samantha Power
Journalist and Diplomat
Samantha Power
  • Sep 27 Yoshiharu Habu, Japanese professional shogi player

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 5 Producer Dick Wolf (23) weds Susan Scranton

Crime Drama Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama Producer
Dick Wolf

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Francois Mauriac, writer, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 3 Vince Lombardi, football coach (Packers), dies in Washington, D.C. at 57

  • Sep 4 James M Taylor, USAF/astronaut, dies at 39
  • Sep 8 Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven, (b. 1894)
  • Sep 14 Rudolph Carnap, German philosopher/mathematician, dies at 79
  • Sep 21 Gijsbert Friedhoff, architect (Wibautstrat tax office), dies
  • Sep 25 Erich M Remarque, German writer (Im West Nichts Neues), dies at 72
  • Sep 28 Gamal' Abd al-Nassar, Egypt Pres (1953-70), dies of heart attack at 52
  • Sep 28 John Roderigo Dos Passos, US writer (Manhattan Transfer), dies at 74