1970 in History
January 1 Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established
January 1 Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League
January 1 Netherlands Christian Workers Union (NCW) forms
January 1 Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect
January 1 "The Epoch" (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)
January 2 Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam
January 2 U.S. population is 203,302,031
January 3 "Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 84 performances
January 3 "Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 1508 performances
January 3 Marxist government takes over in Congo
January 3 WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
January 4 Beatles last recording session at EMI studios
January 4 New York City transit fare rises from 20 cents to 30 cents, new larger tokens used
January 4 Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary
January 5 23,000 Belgian mine workers strike
January 5 KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
January 5 Soap Opera "All My Children," premieres on ABC
January 7 Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock"
January 9 Constitution of Singapore enacted
January 10 Preview Center Opens
January 11 Superbowl IV: Kansas City Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
January 12 Biafran War ends, Biafra surrenders to Nigeria
January 12 Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage
January 15 Milwaukee Brewers make their 1st trade (with Oakland A's)
January 15 Republic Biafra disbands/joins Nigeria
January 16 AAU player Steve Myers makes a basketball field goal of 92'3 " from out of bounds, Tacoma-it shouldn't have counted, but was allowed
January 16 Col Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya
January 16 Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause
January 16 NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)
January 17 357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft
January 17 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-3
January 17 John M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Mass)
January 17 Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s
January 18 Hasse Borjes skates world record 500m in 38.9 sec
January 18 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 16-13
January 19 Dutch bishops says he is in favor of married priest
January 19 Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)
January 19 UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
January 20 20th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 142-135 at Philadelphia
January 20 23rd NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 4-1 at St. Louis
January 20 Super Fight, computer mock championship between Ali and Marciano
January 21 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
January 21 World's largest airplane, Boeing 747, makes 1st commercial flight
January 22 1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, New York to London in 6 hours
January 22 Test debut of Barry Richards, South Africa vs. Australia, Cape Town
January 23 Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (Calif)
January 23 Dolle Mina's burns her bra in Amsterdam
January 23 U.S. launches 2nd generation weather satellite, ITOS 1
January 23 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
January 24 3rd ABA All-Star Game: West 128 beats East 98 at Indiana
January 24 Valeri Muratov skates world record 500m (38.99 sec)
January 25 Robert Altman's "M*A*S*H," premieres
January 26 Pendleton, Ford and Cryer's "Last Sweet Days of Isaac," premieres in New York City
January 27 Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"
January 28 Lubomir Strougal succeeds Cernik as premier of Czechoslovakia
January 29 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
January 31 Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges
February 1 Ford Frick, Earle Combs and Jesse Haines elected to Hall of Fame
February 1 Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die
February 1 West-Germany and U.S.S.R. sign gas contract
February 1 WMAA TV channel 29 in Jackson, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
February 2 Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points
February 4 "Charles Aznavour" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 23 performances
February 4 "Gantry" opens at George Abbott Theater New York City for 1 performance
February 4 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 5 1st Test Cricket ton of Barry Richards, 126, 164 balls, 20 fours 1 six
February 5 Test Cricket debut of John Traicos, South Africa vs. Australia, Durban
February 5 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 5 WSCV TV channel 51 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (IND) suspends broadcasting
February 6 Graeme Pollock completes 274 vs. Australia at Durban
February 6 NBA expands to 18 teams with Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston and Portland
February 7 "Hollywood Palace," last airs on ABC TV
February 7 "Jingle Jangle" hits #10 on the pop singles chart by Archies
February 7 LSU's "Pistol" Pete Marovich scores 69 pts in losing cause
February 7 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
February 7 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
February 10 26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington, New Hampshire a state record
February 10 Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel killing 40 Belgian, French, and German youths (Val d'Isere, France)
February 11 26.37 cm (10.38") of rainfall, Mount Washington, New Hampshire (state 24-hour rec)
February 11 Japan becomes 4th nation to put a satellite, Osumi, in orbit
February 11 John Lennon pays 1,344 pounds fine for 96 protesting South African rugby team playing in Scotland
February 12 Anthony Shaffers "Sleuth," premieres in New York City
February 13 Man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi
February 13 NL offices begins move from Cincinnati to San Francisco (completed February 23)
February 14 "Gantry" closes at George Abbott Theater New York City after 1 performance
February 15 Ard Schenk becomes world champion all-round skater
February 15 Carol Mann wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
February 15 Dominican DC-9 crashes into sea at Santo Domingo, kills 102
February 15 KAMU TV channel 15 in College Station, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting
February 15 Nationalists disrupt United Nations session on Congo
February 16 Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
February 17 Jeffrey McDonald slices up his wife and daughter
February 17 Joni Mitchell's final concert at Royal Albert Hall
February 17 Robert Marasco's "Child's Play," premieres in New York City
February 18 Chicago 7 defendants found innocent of inciting to riot
February 18 U.S. president Nixon launches "Nixon-doctrine"
February 19 AL Cy Young winner Denny McLain suspended for bookmaking
February 19 U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik 52 and Molniya 1-13 communications satellite
February 21 Jackson 5 make TV debut on American Bandstand
February 21 Pathet Lao conquerors Xieng Khuang and Muong Suy
February 22 "Charles Aznavour" closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 23 performances
February 23 Guyana becomes a republic (National Day)
February 23 Holy Eucharist given by women for 1st time in Roman Catholic service
February 24 29 Swiss Army officers die in avalanche (Reckingen, Switzerland)
February 24 Heintje Simons (14) wins 7 gold records
February 24 KVDO TV channel 3 in Salem, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
February 26 Beatles release "Beatles Again" aka "Hey Jude" album
February 26 "Georgy" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 4 performances
February 27 New York Times falsely reports U.S. Army has ended domestic surveillance
February 28 Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge
February 28 Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon (3:02:53)
February 28 "Georgy" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 4 performances
February 28 KIIN (now KUN) TV channel 12 in Iowa City, IA (PBS) 1st broadcast
February 28 WUTR TV channel 20 in Utica-Rome, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
March 1 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champion all-round ladies skater
March 1 Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released
March 1 Kreisky's soc-democrats win Austrian parliamentary election
March 1 White government of Rhodesia declares independence from Britain
March 2 American Airlines' 1st flight of a Boeing 747
March 2 Rhodesia becomes independent republic
March 2 Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years
March 4 French submarine "Eurydice" explodes
March 4 Jacksonville is 1st college basketball team to avg 100+ pts per game
March 4 New York Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out
March 5 Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St. New York City
March 5 Nuclear non-proliferation treaty goes into effect
March 5 SDS Weathermen terrorist group bomb 18 West 11th St. in New York City
March 6 Beatles release "Let it Be" in UK
March 7 Ice Dance Championship at Ljubljana won by Pakhomova and Gorshkov (URS)
March 7 Ice Pairs Championship at Ljubljana won by Rodnina and Ulanov (URS)
March 7 Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Ljubljana won by Gabriele Seyfert (GDR)
March 7 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ljubljana won by Tim Wood (USA)
March 7 WXOW TV channel 19 in La Crosse, Wisconsin (ABC) begins broadcasting
March 8 WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (PBS) begins broadcasting
March 10 Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" and "I Can Do It"
March 10 South Africa complete 4-0 series drubbing of Australia
March 11 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills and Nash, Peggy Lee win
March 11 Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation
March 12 U.S. lowers voting age from 21 to 18
March 13 100 year Beehive anniversary ends in brawl in Amsterdam
March 13 Digital Equipment Corp introduces PDP-11 minicomputer
March 13 SF city employees begin 4-day strike
March 15 Expo '70 opens in Osaka, Japan
March 15 Gary Geld and Peter Udell's "Purlie," premieres in New York City
March 15 "Purlie" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 689 performances
March 16 New English Bible published
March 16 WNIN TV channel 9 in Evansville, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
March 17 Peter O'Malley becomes CEO of Los Angeles Dodgers
March 17 U.S. casts their 1st United Nations Security Council veto (Support England)
March 18 Cambodia military coup under General Lon Nol, prince Sihanuk flees
March 18 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC) suspends broadcasting
March 18 Mail service paralyzed by 1st major postal strike
March 18 NFL selects Wilson as official football and scoreboard as official time
March 19 West German chancellor and East German premier Willy Brandt meet
March 21 32nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Jacksonville 80-69
March 22 "Blood Red Roses" opens and closes at John Golden Theater New York City
March 22 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
March 23 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 24 Dutch cartoonist Frans Piet ends "Sjors and Sjimmie" strip
March 25 Concorde makes its 1st supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH)
March 26 500th nuclear explosion announced by the U.S. since 1945
March 26 Golden Gate Park Conservatory made city landmark
March 26 "Minnie's Boys" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 80 performances
March 26 Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary) plead guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girl
March 27 Ringo releases his 1st solo album "Sentimental Journey"
March 27 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
March 28 1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey)
March 29 "Look to the Lilies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 25 performances
March 29 Manchester City wins 10th Europe Cup II
March 30 "Applause" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 900 performances
March 30 Miles Davis Bitches Brew released
March 30 Soap opera "Somerset" premieres
March 30 Strouse, Adams, Comden and Green's musical "Applause," premieres in New York City
March 30 U.S.S.R. wins its 8th straight world hockey championship
March 31 Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee
April 1 Bud Selig becomes CEO of Milwaukee Brewers
April 1 John and Yoko release hoax they are having dual sex change operations
April 1 Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, headed by Bud Selig, purchases the Seattle Pilots for $10,800,000 Although negotiations were conducted over a period of months, it was not until March 13 when a federal bankruptcy referee declared the Pilots bank
April 1 President Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements on January 1, 1971
April 2 2 men begin ascent of south face of Annapurna I, highest final stage in a wall climb in world
April 2 Meghalaya becomes autonomous state within India's Assam state
April 2 Qatar gains independence from Britain
April 3 Miriam Hargrave of England passes her drivers test on 40th try
April 4 Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Don Johnson
April 5 WSNS TV channel 44 in Chicago, Illinois (IND) begins broadcasting
April 7 42nd Academy Awards - "Midnight Cowboy," John Wayne and Maggie Smith win
April 7 "Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds," premieres in New York City
April 7 Milwaukee Brewers (former Seat Pilots) 1st game, lose to Angels 12-0
April 8 "Cry for Us All" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 8 performances
April 8 Senate rejects Nixon's nomination of Carswell to Supreme Court
April 9 Paul McCartney announces official split of Beatles
April 11 Apollo 13 launched to Moon; unable to land, returns in 6 days
April 11 Beatles' "Let It Be," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks
April 11 San Francisco beats Cincinnati 2-1, only day Reds aren't in 1st place in 1970
April 12 Yankees dedicate plaques to Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio
April 13 34th Golf Masters Championship: Billy Casper wins, shooting a 279
April 13 Apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon
April 13 Greek composer Mikis Theordorakis freed
April 13 Oakland uses gold-colored bases during the club's home opener Rules Committee subsequently bans this innovation
April 14 "Boy Friend" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 119 performances
April 15 "Cry for Us All" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 8 performances
April 15 Libyan leader Gadaffi launches "Green Revolution"
April 15 WMGZ TV channel 16 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, begins broadcasting
April 15 WPSJ TV channel 14 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, begins broadcasting
April 16 70 die in a snow crush (France)
April 17 Apollo 13 returns back safely to Earth
April 17 Paul McCartney's 1st solo album "McCartney" is released
April 19 24th Tony Awards: Borstal Boy and Applause win
April 19 "Look to the Lilies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne New York City after 25 performances
April 19 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
April 20 74th Boston Marathon won by Ron Hill of Great Britain in 2:10:30
April 20 Bruno Kreisky becomes 1st socialist chancellor of Austria
April 20 Ron Hill's 2:10:30 at Boston, sets new U.S. marathon record
April 21 Reds clout 7 home runs by 6 batters, Braves counter with 3 home runs, 6 for one team and 9 different batters for two teams, all tie or set records
April 22 1st Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources
April 22 Flat Earth celebrated
April 22 New York Met Jerry Grote sets record of 20 put outs by a catcher
April 22 New York Met Tom Seaver strikes out last 10 Padres, for a total of 19
April 22 "Park" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 5 performances
April 22 Senators beat Yankees 2-1 in 18 innings
April 24 China launches its 1st satellite transmitting song "East is Red"
April 24 Gambia becomes a republic within Commonwealth
April 24 Senegal adopts constitution
April 25 Freda Payne releases "Band of Gold"
April 25 Melanie releases "Lay Down"
April 25 "Park" closes at John Golden Theater New York City after 5 performances
April 26 "Company" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 690 performances
April 29 50,000 U.S. and South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia
April 30 Cubs Billy Williams is 1st NLer to play in 1,000 consecutive games
May 2 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)
May 2 96th Kentucky Derby: Mike Manganello on Dust Commander wins 2:03.4
May 2 KOAI (now KNAZ) TV channel 2 in Flagstaff, Arizona (NBC) 1st broadcast
May 3 24th NBA Championship: New York Knicks beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3
May 3 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational
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 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site
May 6 Yuchiro Miura of Japan skies down Mount Everest
May 7 "Long and Winding Road" becomes Beatles' last American release
May 8 Beatles release "Let it Be" album
May 8 Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in New York City's Wall Street
May 8 NBA championship: Knicks beat Lakers, 113-99
May 9 100,000s demonstrate against Vietnam War
May 10 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
May 10 Brave's Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in his 1,000th game, loses to Cards 6-5
May 10 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep St. Louis Blues in 4 games
May 11 Sammy Davis, Jr. weds Altovise
May 12 Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run
May 12 Harry A Blackmun is confirmed as a justice on Supreme Court
May 12 KTVM TV channel 6 in Butte, Montana (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
May 12 Race riots in Augusta Georgia; 6 blacks killed (5 by cops)
May 12 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 13 Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres
May 14 Cops kill 2 students in racial disturbance (Jackson State U, Miss)
May 14 Harry A Blackmun appointed to Supreme Court
May 14 New York City local newspaper "Our Town" begins publishing
May 14 RAF-leader Andreas Baader freed after serving 2 years in West Berlin
May 15 Beatles' last LP, "Let It Be," is released in US
May 15 Elizabeth Hoisington and Anna Mae Mays named 1st female U.S. generals
May 15 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
May 15 Mississippi Highway Patrol kills 2 at Jackson State College
May 15 South Africa excluded from Olympic play
May 16 96th Preakness: Eddie Belmonte aboard Personality wins in 1:56.2
May 16 Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70
May 17 Hank Aaron becomes 9th player to get 3,000 hits
May 17 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Johnny Londoff Chevrolet Golf Tournament
May 17 Thor Heyerdahl crosses Atlantic on reed raft
May 20 100,000 march in New York supporting U.S. policies in Vietnam
May 20 2 die in a New York City subway accident
May 20 Beatles' "Let it Be" movie premieres in UK
May 21 National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State U
May 21 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
May 22 Arab terrorists kill 9 children and 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 Grateful Dead's in England, 1st performance outside of U.S.
May 23 San Diego Padres beat San Francisco Giants 17-16 in 15 innings
May 23 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test (underground)
May 24 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
May 24 Peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult
May 25 3rd ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat LA Stars, 4 games to 2
May 27 British expedition climbs south face of Annapurna I
May 27 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
May 29 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test (underground)
May 30 Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans
May 30 "Minnie's Boys" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 80 performances
May 31 At 03:23 PM, Yungay Peru levelled by 7.75 earthquake (50-70,000 die)
May 31 KDUB TV channel 40 in Dubuque, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
May 31 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies' Golf Open
June 1 Com Bowie Kuhn reprimands Astro Jim Bouton for writing "Ball Four"
June 1 "Everything Is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens hits #1
June 1 Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days
June 1 Tigers Al Kaline collides with another player and swallows his tongue
June 3 1st artificial gene synthesized
June 3 Ray Davies of Kinks travels round trip NY-London to change 1 word in "Lola," (Coca-Cola to Cherry Cola) because of BBC coml reference ban
June 4 43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins spelling croissant
June 4 San Diego Padres draft Mike Ivie #1
June 4 Tonga, formerly Friendly Islands, declares independence from U.K.
June 4 WSMW TV channel 27 in Worcester, MA (IND) begins broadcasting
June 4 Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 1st of 3 times in 28 days
June 5 KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, Montana (CBS) begins broadcasting
June 6 102nd Belmont: John Rotz aboard High Echelon wins in 2:34
June 7 22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young and Susan Hampshire
June 7 Jockey Willie Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 win
June 7 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
June 7 The Who's "Tommy" is performed at New York's Lincoln Center
June 8 Players and management end labor dispute up minimum salary to $12,000
June 9 Argentine military junta under Lieutenant-general Lanusse drives out President Ongania
June 9 Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton
June 9 Harry A. Blackmun, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
June 11 U.S. leaves Wheelus AFB Libya
June 12 Pitts Pirate Doc Ellis no-hits San Diego Padres, 2-0
June 13 Beatles' "Let It Be," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 4 weeks
June 13 Beatles' "Long and Winding Road," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks
June 13 "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry hit #1 in UK
June 14 Cincinnati Red Stockings loses 1st game after winning 130 straight
June 15 16th LPGA Championship won by Shirley Englehorn
June 16 Kenneth A. Gibson elected mayor of Newark, New Jersey
June 16 Race riots in Miami, Florida
June 17 Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera
June 19 A Nikolayev and V Sevastyanov return after 18 days in Soyuz 9
June 19 Conservatives win British parliamentary election
June 19 Jim Bouton's controversial "Ball Four" is published
June 19 Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 2nd of 3 times in 28 days
June 20 British government of Edward Heath forms, with Margaret Thatcher
June 20 Oriole's Brooks Robinson get his 2,000 career hit, a 3 run home run
June 20 "Ray Stevens Show," debuts on NBC-TV
June 21 70th U.S. Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 281 at Hazeltine National Minn
June 21 Brazil beats Italy, 4-1, to win soccer's World Cup, in Mexico City
June 21 Detroit's Cesar Gutierrez goes 7-for-7 to tie a record set in 1892
June 21 Judy Rankin wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
June 22 President Nixon signs 26th amendment, voting age lowered to 18
June 22 Supreme Court ruled juries of less than 12 are constitutional
June 22 WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) suspends broadcasting
June 23 Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary
June 23 "Red Skelton Show," last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV
June 23 Rocker Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession
June 24 Bobby Murcer ties record of 4 consecutive home runs
June 24 "Catch 22" opens in movie theaters
June 24 Reds play final game at Cincinnati's Crosley Field, beat Giants 5-4
June 24 Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
June 26 Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Orioles beat Senators 12-2
June 28 Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
June 29 U.S. ends 2 month military offensive into Cambodia
June 30 Brazil beats Italy 4-1 in soccer's 9th World Cup at Mexico City
June 30 Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens, Braves beat Reds 8-2
July 1 Denny McLain returns, (leaves trailiing) Tigers beat Yankees in 11
July 1 FC Utrecht soccer team forms in Utrecht
July 1 Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (New York City)
July 2 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam and Brussels
July 2 New York Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for 3rd time in 28 days
July 3 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival
July 3 77th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King (14-12 11-9)
July 3 British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed
July 3 California Angels Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
July 4 100 injured in race rioting in Asbury Park, New Jersey
July 4 84th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Newcombe beats K Rosewall (57 63 62 36 61)
July 4 Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio
July 4 Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons
July 5 25th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
July 5 Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109
July 6 California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law
July 6 Italian Rumor government resigns
July 8 San Francisco Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
July 9 In Atlanta, Chief-No-ka-homa is joined by cousin Chief Round-the-Horn
July 12 99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St. Andrews
July 12 Blues-Rock singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky
July 12 Tanzania signs contract with China for building Tanzam-railway
July 13 Building begins of Amsterdam metro
July 14 41st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
July 14 All star MVP: Carl Yastremski (Boston Red Sox)
July 15 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
July 16 Iraq's constitution goes into effect
July 16 Reds spoil Pirates debut in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium, 3-2
July 17 30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, New York City
July 18 Arthur Brown arrested for stripping on stage in Palemo Sicily
July 18 "Boy Friend" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 119 performances
July 18 Ron Hunt gets hit by a pitch for a record 119th time
July 18 WJCL TV channel 22 in Savannah, Georgia (ABC) begins broadcasting
July 19 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open
July 20 Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks
July 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 and Padres lose, 3-0
July 21 Huge Aswan Dam opens in Egypt
July 21 Libya orders confiscation of all Jewish property
July 21 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 24 International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule
July 24 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 25 "(They Long to Be) Close to You" reaches #1
July 26 Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive home runs of Phillies Steve Carlton
July 27 Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
July 27 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
July 27 L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, and Jesse Haines enter Hall of Fame
July 29 6 days of race rioting in Hartford, Connecticut
July 30 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield, Connecticut
July 31 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940)
July 31 Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report"
August 1 EAA Convention moves from Rockford Illinois to Oshkosh, Wi
August 1 KTSD TV channel 10 in Pierre, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
August 1 Willie Stargell (Pirates) ties record of 5 extra base hits in a game
August 2 Baltimore defeats Kansas City 10-8, Orioles 23rd straight win over the Royals
August 2 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
August 2 Songwriter Sammy Cahn marries Tita Curtis in California
August 3 4 day NFL strike ends
August 3 Christopher Hampton's "Philanthropist," premieres in London
August 3 Hurricane "Celia" becomes most expensive Gulf storm in history
August 3 Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire, passes her driving test on 40th try
August 4 Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness
August 5 Robert Morley's "How the Other Half Loves," premieres in London
August 5 U.S. Black Panther leader Huey Newton let out of jail
August 6 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
August 7 1st computer chess tournament
August 7 4, including presiding judge, killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, California (Police charge Angela Davis provided weapons)
August 7 Christine McVie joins Fleetwood Mac
August 7 WDHN TV channel 18 in Dothan, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
August 8 New York Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)
August 9 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
August 9 Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 U.S. exchange students explodes
August 10 Jim Morrison is tried in Miami on "lewd and lascivious behavior"
August 11 Jim Bunning becomes 2nd (Cy Young) to win 100 games in both leagues
August 11 Tony Perez becomes 1st to hit a home run in red seats at Riverfront
August 12 Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball
August 14 City University of New York inaugurates open admissions
August 14 Steven Stills arrested for drug possession
August 15 Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando)
August 16 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK
August 16 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cincinnati Golf Open
August 17 Venera 7 launched, makes 1st softlanding on Venus
August 20 Hurricane Dorothy, kills 42 in Martinique
August 23 Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
August 23 Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game
August 24 Bomb kills 1 at University of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison
August 25 Elton John's 1st U.S. appearance, Los Angeles
August 28 Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
August 29 Black Panthers confront cops in Philadelphia (1 cop killed)
August 31 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)
August 31 Lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist, convicted
August 31 Molukkers occupy Indonesian ambassador's home in Wassenaar
August 31 Peter Yarrow arrested for taking "immoral liberties" with girl, 14
August 31 WKMJ TV channel 68 in Louisville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 1 Failed assassination attempt on Jordanian king Hussain
September 1 Jose Velasco Ibarra re-elected president of Ecuador
September 2 1st tennis tie break at a Grand Slam (U.S. Open) (9 pt sudden death)
September 3 After NL record 1,117 consec games, Billy Williams asks to sit out
September 3 Bill Halley and Comets reject $30,000 for 15 date tour of Australia
September 3 Indonesian president Suharto visits Netherlands
September 4 George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single
September 4 Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum
September 4 Salvador Allende wins presidential election in Chile
September 5 Estimated 15 cm (6") of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record)
September 6 New York Met Tommy Agee hits for the cycle
September 6 Palestinians seize 3 jetliners
September 6 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
September 7 Donald Boyles sets record for highest parachute jump from a bridge, by leaping off of 1,053' Royal George Bridge in Colorado
September 7 Jerry Lewis' 5th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
September 7 PLO hijacks 4 planes
September 7 White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader and lose both games
September 9 Bowie Kuhn suspends Denny McLain for carrying a gun
September 12 1st Concorde lands at Heathrow airport
September 12 Luna 16 Launch (Moon Sample Return)
September 12 Phyllis Ann George (Texas), 21, crowned 43rd Miss America 1971
September 12 Supersonic airliner Concorde lands for 1st time at Heathrow airport
September 12 U.S. LSD professor Timothy Leary escapes from California jail
September 12 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 16; returns samples from lunar Sea of Fertility
September 13 1st New York City Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38
September 13 84th U.S. Womens Tennis: M Smith Court beats Rosemary Casals (62 26 61)
September 13 90th U.S. Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Tony Roche (26 64 76 63)
September 13 IBM announces System 370 computer
September 13 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open
September 13 Palestine guerillas conquer Irbid Jordania
September 14 Stevie Miracle marries Rita Wright
September 15 Decca awards Bing Crosby a 2nd platinum disc for selling 300 million
September 15 PLO leader Arafat threatens to make a cemetery of Jordan
September 15 Rotterdam harbor strikes end
September 16 Jordan king Hussein forms military government
September 17 Jordanian King Hussein moves against PLO guerrillas
September 17 WSWP TV channel 9 in Grandview, WV (PBS) begins broadcasting
September 19 "Mary Tyler Moore" show premieres
September 20 Jim Morrison found not guilty of "lewd" behavior
September 20 Luna 16 lands on Moon's Mare Fecunditatis, drills core sample
September 21 KAPP TV channel 35 in Yakima, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
September 21 Luna 16 leaves Moon
September 21 "Monday Night Football" premieres on ABC - Browns 31, Jets 21
September 21 Oakland A's Vida Blue no-hits Minnesota Twins, 6-0
September 22 President Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses
September 23 Abdul Razak bin Hussain becomes premier of Malaysia
September 23 Gary Muhrcke wins 1st New York Marathon
September 24 Soviet Luna 16 lands on earth after 1st unmanned round trip to moon
September 25 Ringo releases his "Beaucoups of Blues" album
September 26 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
September 27 Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error
September 28 Anwar Sadat replaces Egyptian President Nassar
September 28 Intrepid (U.S.) beats Gretel II (Australia) in 22nd America's Cup
September 28 Ringo Starr released his "Beaccups of Blues" album
September 28 "Words and Music," debuts on NBC-TV
September 29 "NET Festival," last aired
September 30 New American Bible published
October 1 63 arrest in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano Italy
October 1 Last game at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium, Phils-2 Expos-1
October 2 Billy Martin named manager of Detroit Tigers
October 2 Plane carrying Wichita State University football team crashes killing 30
October 3 Baseball umpires call their 1st strike
October 3 "Coco" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 333 performances
October 3 WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
October 4 Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma
October 4 Kansas City Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal
October 4 Umps return after 1-day walkout in quest of higher wages
October 4 WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
October 5 John Creach, joins Jefferson Airplane
October 5 PBS becomes a network
October 5 Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross
October 8 Soviet author Alexander I Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature
October 9 Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence
October 10 Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day)
October 12 Rock Memorabilia Auction at Filmore East
October 13 Angela Davis arrested in New York City
October 13 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
October 14 4th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins
October 14 Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their 1st game 107-92
October 14 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 14 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
October 15 Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt
October 15 Baltimore Orioles beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 67th World Series
October 15 Bridge over Yarra River in Melbourne crashes; killing 35
October 15 Russian passenger flight hijacked to Turkey
October 16 Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser
October 17 Anwar Sadat sworn in as president of Egypt
October 18 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
October 18 Sachio Kinugasa begins 2,215 cons game streak for Hiroshima Carp
October 19 Amdahl Corp forms at Sunnyvale California
October 19 John Frazier kills Ohta's declares WW 3 has begun
October 19 "Rothschilds" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 505 performances
October 20 American Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
October 20 Zond 8 Launch (Moon Orbit and Return)
October 21 777 Unification church couples wed in Korea
October 21 Caledonian Airways takes over British United Airways
October 21 Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh
October 23 Gary Gabelich sets auto speed record 622.4 mph (1,001 kph)
October 24 Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on Mary Tyler Moore Show
October 24 Salvador Allende Gossens elected president of Chile
October 25 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Women's Golf Charities Open
October 26 "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers
October 26 Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam
October 27 "Light, Lively and Yiddish" opens at Belasco Theater New York City for 87 performances
October 28 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 1st home game, lose to San Diego 110-99
October 28 US/U.S.S.R. sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts
October 29 WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, Georgia (NBC) 1st broadcast
October 30 KVEW TV channel 42 in Kennewick, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
November 1 1st regular season Giants-Jets game, Giants win 22-10 at Shea
November 1 Discotheque in Grenoble France burns, all exits padlocked and 142 die
November 1 Fire on Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France, 144 die
November 1 KGTF TV channel 12 in Agana, GU (PBS) begins broadcasting
November 2 Cleveland Cavaliers lose by biggest margin-54 pts (Philadelphia 141-87)
November 3 Bob Gibson wins NL Cy Young Award
November 3 President Nixon promises gradual troop removal of Vietnam
November 3 "President's Daughter" opens at Billy Rose Theater New York City for 72 performances
November 3 Salvador Allende inaugurated as president of Chile
November 4 Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee
November 6 Boog Powell wins AL MVP
November 6 Twins Jim Perry wins AL Cy Young Award
November 7 "Purlie" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 689 performances
November 7 Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida
November 8 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal
November 9 Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins
November 10 "2 by 2" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 343 performances
November 10 Luna 17, with unmanned self-propelled Lunokhod 1, is launched
November 10 R Rodgers/M Charnins musical "Two by Two," premieres in New York City
November 11 Baltimore Oriole Boog Powell wins AL MVP
November 12 240 KPH cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die
November 12 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland 105-103
November 12 Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell
November 13 Cyclone kills estimated 300,000 in Chittagong Bangladesh
November 13 Flooding ravages Ganges delta, 200,000-1 million killed
November 13 Lieutenant General Hafez al-Assad becomes Prime Minister of Syria following military coup
November 14 DC-9 crashes in West Virginia, 75 killed
November 17 British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on pg 3 (Stephanie Rahn)
November 17 Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon
November 18 Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
November 18 Johnny Bench wins NL MVP
November 18 Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds
November 18 Netherlands and Albania form diplomatic relations
November 18 Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon
November 19 Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a California state historical landmark
November 19 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 20 U.N. General Assembly accepts membership of China PR
November 21 New York Knicks 1st game against Cleveland Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at MSG
November 23 KNCT TV channel 46 in Belton/Killeen, Texas (PBS) begins broadcasting
November 24 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (quarterback)
November 25 Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year
November 27 Carl Morton (18-11 for last-place Expos), receives NL Rookie of Year
November 27 George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"
November 27 Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest
November 27 Test Cricket debut of Rodney "Iron Gloves" Marsh vs. England, Brisbane
November 28 58th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10
November 29 Charles Ives' "Yale-Princeton," premieres
November 29 Colin Cowdrey becomes Test Crickets' leading run scorer (7,250)
November 30 George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"
December 1 Independent People's Republic of South Yemen becomes People Democratic Republic of Yemen
December 1 Luis Echeverria Alvarez sworn in as president of Mexico
December 1 NHL takes control of Pittsburgh Penguins
December 2 Environmental Protection Agency begins (Dir: William Ruckelshaus)
December 2 Tippetts Opera "Knot Garden," premieres in London
December 3 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 4 Unemployment in U.S. increases to 5.8 percent
December 5 Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy and Bill Masterson trophy stolen from NHL hall of fame
December 6 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106
December 7 Taizan Maezumi Roshi, head of LA Zen Center, receives dharma
December 7 West Germany and Poland normalize relations
December 9 Dutch Antilles: government of Petronia falls
December 10 North American Soccer League awards New York and Toronto franchises
December 11 Start of the 1st Test match at the WACA, vs. England
December 11 Test Cricket debut of Gregory Stephen Chappell
December 12 Polish government proclaims price rise
December 12 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays
December 12 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
December 13 Greg Chappell scores 108 on Test debut vs. England at the WACA
December 13 Neil Simon's "Gingerbread Lady," premieres in New York City
December 15 Ferryboat capsized in Korean Strait drowning 261
December 15 S Korean ferry Namyong-Ho sinks in Strait of Korea, 308 killed
December 15 Soviet Venera 7 is 1st spacecraft to land on another planet (Venus)
December 16 1st successful landing on Venus (U.S.S.R.)
December 16 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 17 Gdansk, Poland shipworkers strike
December 17 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 17 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
December 18 "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City for 587 performances
December 18 Polish uprising fails
December 18 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
December 20 Edward Gierek succeeds Wladyslaw Gomulka as Poland's party leader
December 21 WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, New York (IND) begins broadcasting
December 22 Treblinka SS commander Franz Stangl sentenced to life imprisonment
December 23 7,511th performance of Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap" (record)
December 23 French author Regis Debray freed in Bolivia
December 23 NY World Trade Center reaches highest point (411 m)
December 23 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
December 24 9 Jews are convicted in Leningrad of hijacking a plane
December 24 Walt Disney's "Aristocats" is released
December 27 "Hello, Dolly!" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 2844 performances
December 28 "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" opens at Majestic New York City for 19 performances
December 28 Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) adopts constitution
December 30 Paul McCartney sues his bandmates to dissolve the Beatles
December 31 Congress authorizes Eisenhower dollar coin
December 31 President Allende nationalizes Chilean coal mines
December 31 Would have been start of Australia/England Test Cricket at MCG, washed out