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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1970 AD


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 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
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