1970 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 460

  • Mar 18 Cambodia military coup under Gen Lon Nol, prince Sihanuk flees
  • Mar 18 Two-week US postal strike begins; it is against the government and is the largest wildcat strike in US history
  • Mar 18 Five Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs), including William Craig and Harry West, are expelled from the Unionist Parliamentary Party, Northern Ireland
  • Mar 19 W German chancellor & E German premier meet
  • Mar 22 "Blood Red Roses" opens & closes at John Golden Theater NYC
  • Mar 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 24 Dutch cartoonist Frans Piet ends "Sjors & Sjimmie" strip
  • Mar 25 Concorde makes its 1st supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH)
  • Mar 26 500th nuclear explosion announced by the US since 1945
  • Mar 26 Golden Gate Park Conservatory made city landmark
  • Mar 26 Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) plead guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girl
  • Mar 26 The Police (Northern Ireland) Act becomes law; the act provides for the disarmament of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and the establishment of an RUC reserve force
  • Mar 27 Ringo releases his 1st solo album "Sentimental Journey"
  • Mar 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 28 1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey)
  • Mar 30 USSR wins its 8th straight world hockey championship
  • Mar 31 Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee
  • Mar 31 Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit
  • Mar 31 Following an Orange Order parade, intense riots erupt on the Springfield Road in Belfast; violence lasts for three days, and the British Army used CS gas for the first time in large quantities

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 US President Richard Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements from 1st Jan 1971

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Apr 1 Serious riots continue in the Ballymurphy estate in Belfast between Catholic residents and the British Army
  • Apr 2 Meghalaya becomes autonomous state within India's Assam state
  • Apr 2 2 men begin ascent of south face of Annapurna I, highest final stage in a wall climb in world
  • Apr 3 Miriam Hargrave of England passes her drivers test on 40th attempt
  • Apr 3 As part of a new 'get tough' policy in Northern Ireland, Ian Freeland of the British Army, warned that those throwing petrol bombs could be shot dead
  • Apr 4 Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Don Johnson
  • Apr 7 "Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds," premieres in NYC
  • Apr 8 Senate rejects Nixon's nomination of Carswell to Supreme Court
  • Apr 11 Apollo 13 launched to Moon; unable to land, returns in 6 days
  • Apr 11 SF beats Cincinnati 2-1, only day Reds aren't in 1st place in 1970
  • Apr 13 Apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon
  • Apr 13 Oakland uses gold-colored bases during the club's home opener: Rules Committee subsequently bans this innovation
  • Apr 15 Libyan leader Gadaffi launches "Green Revolution"
  • Apr 16 70 die in a snow crush (France)
  • Apr 16 Protestant Unionist Ian Paisley wins seat formerly held by Terence O'Neill in the Stormont (North Ireland Parliament
  • Apr 17 Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help
  • Apr 19 24th Tony Awards: Borstal Boy & Applause win
  • Apr 20 Bruno Kreisky becomes 1st socialist chancellor of Austria
  • Apr 20 Ron Hill's 2:10:30 at Boston, sets new US marathon record
  • Apr 21 The Principality of Hutt River (previously Hutt River Province) secedes from Australia - it remains unrecognised by Australia or other nations
  • Apr 21 The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) is formed; it attempts to appeal to Catholics and Protestant to unite in support of moderate policies
  • Apr 22 1st Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources
  • Apr 22 First Earth Day celebrated, founded by Gaylord Nelson
  • Apr 24 People's Republic of China launches its 1st satellite transmitting song "East is Red"
  • Apr 24 Gambia becomes a republic within Commonwealth
  • Apr 25 Freda Payne releases "Band of Gold"
  • Apr 25 Melanie (Safka) releases "Lay Down"
  • Apr 29 50,000 US & South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia
  • Apr 30 US troops invade Cambodia
  • May 3 Trans-Arabian Pipeline delivery from Saudi Arabia to the Mediterranean interrupted in Syria, driving oil tanker rates to all time highs
  • May 4 National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio
  • May 4 Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt
  • May 4 Pulitzer prize awarded to Erik H Erikson (Gandhi's Truth)
  • May 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
  • May 6 Yuchiro Miura of Japan skis down Mt Everest
  • May 6 Irish Prime Minister Jack Lynch sacks two ministers in the Irish government over allegations of illegal arms importation
  • May 8 Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street
  • May 9 100,000s demonstrate against Vietnam War
  • May 10 Brave's Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in his 1,000th game, loses to Cards 6-5
  • May 11 Henry Marrow is murdered in a violent racially-motivated crime in Oxford, North Carolina.
  • May 12 Harry A Blackmun is confirmed as a justice on Supreme Court
  • May 12 Race riots in Augusta Georgia; 6 blacks killed (5 by cops)
  • May 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 14 Cops kill 2 students in racial disturbance (Jackson State U, Miss)
  • May 14 Harry A Blackmun appointed to US Supreme Court
  • May 14 NYC local newspaper "Our Town" begins publishing
  • May 14 Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader freed after serving 2 years in West Berlin
  • May 14 The Red Army Faction is established in Germany.
  • May 15 Elizabeth Hoisington & Anna Mae Mays named 1st female US generals
  • May 15 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • May 15 Mississippi Highway Patrol kills 2 at Jackson State College
  • May 20 100,000 march in NY supporting US policies in Vietnam
  • May 20 2 die and 70 injured when 2 NYC subway trains crash in Queens
  • May 21 National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State University
  • May 21 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • May 22 Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus
  • May 22 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • May 22 Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0
  • May 23 USSR performs nuclear test (underground)
  • May 23 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.
  • May 24 Peter Green quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult
  • May 24 The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union.
  • May 26 The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
  • May 27 British expedition climbs south face of Annapurna I
  • May 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • May 28 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.
  • May 28 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)
  • May 29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • May 31 At 03:23 PM, Yungay Peru levelled by 7.75 earthquake (50-70,000 die)
  • Jun 1 "Everything Is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens hits #1
  • Jun 1 Com Bowie Kuhn reprimands Astro Jim Bouton for writing "Ball Four"
  • Jun 1 Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days
  • Jun 1 Tigers Al Kaline collides with another player & swallows his tongue
  • Jun 3 1st artificial gene synthesized
  • Jun 4 43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins spelling croissant
  • Jun 4 Tonga (formerly Friendly Islands) declares independence from UK
  • Jun 4 Yanks Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 1st of 3 times in 28 days
  • Jun 5 Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • Jun 5 The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, is lifted after a march by women breaches the British Army cordon
  • Jun 8 Players & management end labor dispute up min salary to $12,000

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 108 of 108

  • Dec 1 Jouko Ahola, Finnish strongman
  • Dec 5 Heather Crickard, Miss Oklahoma USA (1996)
  • Dec 17 Benedictine, [St Bernard]; becomes heaviest known dog (137 kg)
  • Dec 18 Miles Marshall Lewis, American author
  • Dec 18 Johnny Yeo, English artist
  • Dec 22 [Rafael Edward] Ted Cruz, US Politician (Senate-R-Texas 2013-), born in Calgary. Alberta
  • Dec 23 Shannon Noelle DePuy, Miss Virg-America (1991-top 10), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Dec 29 Yaroslav Ihorovych Pustovyi, Kostroma Ukraine, cosmonaut

Weddings in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 153 of 153

  • Aug 7 Harold Haley, US judge, shot dead in courthouse shootout in San Rafael at 67
  • Aug 7 James McClain, US African American activist, shot dead
  • Aug 7 Jonathan Jackson, US African American activist, shot dead in a shootout at 17
  • Aug 7 William Christmas, US African American activist, shot dead
  • Aug 19 Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian (b. 1909)
  • Aug 20 Hildo Krop, modernistic sculptor, dies at 86
  • Aug 22 Vladimir Propp, Russian structuralist scholar (b. 1895)
  • Aug 29 Mary Clare, dies at 76
  • Aug 30 Anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41
  • 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
  • Oct 8 Jean Giono, French writer (Hussard Sur le Toit), dies at 75
  • Oct 8 Lucien Goldmann, Romanian/French sociologist/philosopher, dies
  • Oct 9 Jean Giono, French writer (Le Hussard sur le toit), dies at 75
  • Oct 10 Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Maritime (1956-68), dies at 60
  • Oct 10 Edouard Daladier, premier of France (1933..40), dies at 86
  • Oct 12 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (b. 1930)
  • Oct 17 Pierre Laporte, Vice-Premier of Quebec (assassinated) (b. 1921)
  • Oct 19 Unica Zürn, German writer and artist, dies at 54
  • Oct 21 John T Scopes, US teacher (Scopes "monkey trial" 1925), dies at 70
  • Oct 22 René Schneider, Chilean general/supreme commander, murdered
  • Oct 24 Richard Hofstadter, US historian, dies at 54
  • Nov 2 Richard Cushing, US cardinal to Boston, dies at 75
  • Nov 3 Peter II Karadjordjevic, last king of Yugoslavia (1934-45), dies at 57
  • Nov 8 Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (b. 1892)
  • Nov 9 William L Dawson, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 9 Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), dies at 79

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Nov 10 Charles DeGaulle, general/president France (Free French), dies at 79
  • Nov 21 Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
  • Nov 23 Yusuf Bin Ishak, president of Singapore 1965-70, dies at about 60
  • Nov 25 Yukio Mishima, Japanese author/nationalist (Harakiri), dies at 45
  • Nov 26 B O Davis Sr, 1st African American general, dies at 93 in Chicago
  • Nov 28 Fritz von Unruh, German writer, dies at 85
  • Nov 28 Jan Drda, Czech author (Nema Barikada), dies at 55
  • Dec 6 Thomas S Power, USAF-gen (Raid on Tokyo-March 1945), dies at 65

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 7 Rube Goldberg, US cartoonist (Mike & Ike, Pulitzer 1948), dies at 87

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
Rube Goldberg
  • Dec 7 Romaine Brooks (born Beatrice Romaine Goddard), American painter dies aged 96
  • Dec 8 Christopher K Ingold, English chemist, dies at 77
  • Dec 9 Artem Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer (MIG), dies at 65
  • Dec 9 Sir Feroz Khan Noon, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1893)
  • Dec 12 Louis Zimmer, Flem clock maker (Jubelklok, Wonder Clock), dies at 82
  • Dec 12 Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (b. 1889)
  • Dec 14 Franz Schlegelberger, German Nazi politician (b. 1876)
  • Dec 28 L Mendel Rivers, (Rep-D-SC), dies at 65
  • Dec 29 John de Mol, Dutch accordionist, dies at 58
  • Dec 29 William King Gregory, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory), dies at 94