March 1970 in History

Events in History


Mar 1 Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released

  • Mar 1 End of US commercial whale hunting
  • Mar 1 Kreisky's Social Democrats win Austrian parliamentary election
  • Mar 2 American Airlines' 1st flight of a Boeing 747
  • Mar 2 Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years
  • Mar 2 White government of Rhodesia declares itself a republic
  • Mar 4 French submarine "Eurydice" explodes off Cape Camarat in the Mediterranean, all 57 crew lost
  • Mar 5 Dubnium atoms are first detected conclusively.
  • Mar 5 Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St NYC
  • Mar 5 Nuclear non-proliferation treaty goes into effect
  • Mar 5 SDS Weathermen terrorist group bomb 18 West 11th St in NYC
  • Mar 6 A Catholic man is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast, North Ireland
  • Mar 7 Ice Pairs Championship at Ljubljana won by Rodnina & Ulanov (URS)
  • Mar 7 Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Ljubljana won by Gabriele Seyfert (GDR)
  • Mar 10 Members of the Stormont Parliament of Northern Ireland given police protection
  • Mar 11 Iraqi Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation
  • Mar 12 US lowers voting age from 21 to 18
  • Mar 13 100 year Beehive anniversary ends in brawl in Amsterdam
  • Mar 13 Digital Equipment Corp introduces PDP-11 minicomputer
  • Mar 13 San Francisco city employees begin 4-day strike
  • Mar 15 Expo '70 opens in Osaka, Japan
  • Mar 16 Oxford University Press and Cambridge University press co-publish The Old Testament of the New English Bible, and Complete New English Bible, incorporating the New Testament first published in 1961
  • Mar 17 US casts their 1st UN Security Council veto (Support England)
  • Mar 18 Cambodia military coup under General Lon Nol, Prince Sihanuk flees
  • Mar 18 Five Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs), including William Craig and Harry West, are expelled from the Unionist Parliamentary Party, Northern Ireland
  • Mar 18 Two-week US postal strike begins; it is against the government and is the largest wildcat strike in US history
  • 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 San Francisco city landmark
  • 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 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 28 1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages in Gediz Turkey
  • Mar 30 USSR wins its 8th straight Ice Hockey World Championship, in Stockholm, Sweden; 10th overall win
  • Mar 31 Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit
  • Mar 31 Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee
  • 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 use CS gas for the first time in large quantities

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 5 Paul Whelan, Canadian-American security officer and marine (imprisoned in Russia for spying), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Mar 9 Melissa Rathburn-Nealy, US soldier (Iraqi POW)
  • Mar 11 Delia Gallagher, American journalist
  • Mar 12 Dave Eggers, American writer, editor, and publisher
  • Mar 13 Michael Arrington, American founder of blog TechCrunch, born in Orange, California
  • Mar 23 Gianni Infantino, Swiss-Italian sports executive (President of FIFA 2016-), born in Brig, Switzerland
  • Mar 27 Princess Leila Pahlavi of Iran, youngest daughter of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2001)
  • Mar 28 Michelle Gildernew, Irish republican politician

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Ed Hoornik, Dutch writer & poet (Na jaren), dies at 59
  • Mar 2 Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Quebec painter (b. 1888)

Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970)

Mar 11 American detective writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80

  • Mar 14 Fritz Perls, German-American psychiatrist and psychotherapist (father of Gestalt therapy), dies at 76
  • Mar 15 Tarjei Vesaas, Nowegian poet and author (Isslottet), dies at 72
  • Mar 16 Arthur Adamov, Russian-French playwright (Paolo Paoli), dies at 61
  • Mar 17 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Chaud et Frois), dies at 83
  • Mar 21 Marlen Haushofer, Austrian writer (The Wall), dies at 49
  • Mar 23 Del Lord, Canadian director (Three Stooges films), dies at 75
  • Mar 26 Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist, dies at 76
  • Mar 29 Anna Louise Strong, American communist journalist (b. 1885)
  • Mar 30 Heinrich Brüning, German politician and Chancellor of Germany (1930-32), dies at 84
  • Mar 31 Semjon Timoshenko, Russian military officer (Marshal of the Soviet Union, held commands during Soviet-Finnish War and on WWII Eastern Front), dies at 75