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1970Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)

1970Paul Brown, as head coach of the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, defeats his former team the Cleveland Browns, a moment he calls his "greatest victory"

1970Bobby Orr scores one of the most famous goals in hockey history, an overtime goal that gives the Boston Bruins its first Stanley Cup since 1941

1970Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album

1970Jim Morrison found not guilty of "lewd" behavior

1970Neil Simon's "Gingerbread Lady" premieres in NYC

1970Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s

197025th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

1970George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass"

1970Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1970Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera

1970Jerry Lewis' 5th Muscular Dystrophy telethon

1970Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits

197042nd Academy Awards - "Midnight Cowboy", John Wayne & Maggie Smith win

1970Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio

1970Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic

1970Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1970Paul McCartney's 1st solo album "McCartney" is released

1970Johnny Bench wins NL MVP

19707,511th performance of Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" (record)

1970Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open

197084th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Ken Rosewall (57 63 62 36 61)

1970"Mary Tyler Moore" show premieres

197084th US Womens Tennis: M Smith Court beats Rosemary Casals (62 26 61)

1970Blues-Rock singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky

1970Decca awards Bing Crosby a 2nd platinum disc for selling 300 million

1970George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass"

1970Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released

1970Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

1970Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points

1970Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cincinnati Golf Open

1970Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds

1970Elton John's 1st US appearance (Los Angeles)

1970Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton University

1970Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70

1970Yankees dedicate plaques to Mickey Mantle & Joe DiMaggio

1970Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness

1970Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary

1970Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run

197052nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK

1970British government of Edward Heath forms (with Margaret Thatcher in the Cabinet)

1970Hank Aaron becomes 9th player to get 3,000 hits

1970Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game

1970Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act as a response to the October Crisis, the only peacetime use of the War Measures Act in Canadian history.

1970Jim Morrison is tried in Miami on "lewd & lascivious behavior"

1970Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs of Phillies Steve Carlton

1970Miles Davis Bitches Brew released

1970George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single

1970Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic

1970Paul McCartney officially announces the split of The Beatles

19704th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins

1970Ringo Starr releases his album "Beaucoups of Blues"

197090th US Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Tony Roche (26 64 76 63)

1970Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" & "I Can Do It"

1970 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
"The Epoch" (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT) 
Jan 1
Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established 
Jan 1
Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League 
Jan 1
Neth Christian Workers Union (NCW) forms 
Jan 1
Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect 
Jan 1
The University College of Zululand, formerly affiliated to the University of South Africa, attains full academic autonomy as the University of Zululand. 
Jan 1
The Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), an infantry regiment of the British Army, comes into existence 
Jan 1
US Federal oil depletion allowance reduced from 27.5 to 22.0 percent 
Jan 2
Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam 
Jan 2
US population is 293,200,000; Black population: 22,600,000 (11.1%) 
Jan 3
"Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances 
Jan 3
"Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1508 performances 
Jan 3
Marxist government takes over in Congo 
Jan 3
WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Jan 4
Beatles last recording session at EMI studios 
Jan 4
KC Chiefs beat Oakland Raiders 17-7 in AFC championship game 
Jan 4
Minnesota Vikings beat Cleveland Browns 27-7 in NFC championship game 
Jan 4
NYC transit fare rises from 20 cents to 30 cents, new larger tokens used 
Jan 4
Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary 
Jan 5
23,000 Belgian mine workers strike 
Jan 5
KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Jan 5
Soap Opera "All My Children," premieres on ABC 
Jan 7
Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock" 
Jan 9
Constitution of Singapore enacted 
Jan 10
Preview Center Opens 
Jan 11
Super Bowl IV: KC Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB 
Jan 11
Irish republican political party Sinn Féin party splits between those in favor of abstentionism (of not taking any seats won in the parliaments) and those where against 
Jan 12
Biafran War ends, Biafra surrenders to Nigeria 
Jan 12
Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage 
Jan 12
Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war. 
Jan 13
Riots begin in the Ballymurphy area of Belfast 
Jan 14
Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers begin to patrol the Falls Road area of Belfast for the first time since August 1969 
Jan 15
Milwaukee Brewers make their 1st trade (with Oakland A's) 
Jan 15
Republic Biafra disbands/joins Nigeria 
Jan 15
Riots break out in the Ardoyne area of Belfast 
Jan 16
Col Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya 
Jan 16
Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause 
Jan 16
NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4) 
Jan 16
AAU player Steve Myers makes a basketball field goal of 92'3½" from out of bounds, Tacoma-it shouldn't have counted, but was allowed 
Jan 16
Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects. 
Jan 17
357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft 
Jan 17
AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-3 
Jan 17
John M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Mass) 
Jan 17
Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s 
Jan 18
Hasse Borjes skates world record 500m in 38.9 sec 
Jan 18
NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 16-13 
Jan 19
Dutch bishops says he is in favor of married priest 
Jan 19
Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails) 
Jan 19
UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist 
Jan 20
20th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 142-135 at Philadelphia 
Jan 20
23rd NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 4-1 at St Louis 
Jan 20
Super Fight, computer mock championship between Ali & Marciano 
Jan 21
PanAm Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London 
Jan 22
1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, NY to London in 6½ hours 
Jan 22
Test debut of Barry Richards, South Africa v Australia, Cape Town 
Jan 23
Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (California) 
Jan 23
Dolle Mina's burns her bra in Amsterdam 
Jan 23
US launches 2nd generation weather satellite, ITOS 1 
Jan 23
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Jan 24
3rd ABA All-Star Game: West 128 beats East 98 at Indiana 
Jan 24
Valeri Muratov skates world record 500m (38.99 sec) 
Jan 25
Robert Altman's M*A*S*H premieres 
Jan 26
Pendleton, Ford & Cryer's "Last Sweet Days of Isaac," premieres in NYC 
Jan 27
Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG" 
Jan 28
Lubomír Strougal succeeds Cernik as premier of Czechoslovakia 
Jan 29
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jan 31
Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges 
Feb 1
Ford Frick, Earle Combs & Jesse Haines elected to Hall of Fame 
Feb 1
Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die 
Feb 1
WMAA TV channel 29 in Jackson, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Feb 1
West-Germany & USSR sign gas contract 
Feb 1
Northern Ireland PM Chichester-Clark meets with British Home Secretary James Callaghan to discuss matters related to the Northern Ireland economy 
Feb 2
Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points 
Feb 4
"Charles Aznavour" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 23 performances 
Feb 4
"Gantry" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 1 performance 
Feb 4
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 5
1st Test Cricket ton of Barry Richards, 126, 164 balls, 20 fours 1 six 
Feb 5
Test Cricket debut of John Traicos, South Africa v Australia, Durban 
Feb 5
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 5
WSCV TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) suspends broadcasting 
Feb 6
Graeme Pollock completes 274 v Australia at Durban 
Feb 6
NBA expands to 18 teams with Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston & Portland 
Feb 7
"Hollywood Palace," last airs on ABC TV 
Feb 7
"Jingle Jangle" hits #10 on the pop singles chart by Archies 
Feb 7
LSU's "Pistol" Pete Marovich scores 69 pts in losing cause 
Feb 7
US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn 
Feb 7
US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood 
Feb 10
26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington NH (state record) 
Feb 10
Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths (Val d'Isere, France) 
Feb 11
26.37 cm (10.38") of rainfall, Mt Washington, NH (state 24-hr rec) 
Feb 11
Japan becomes 4th nation to put a satellite (Osumi) in orbit 
Feb 11
John Lennon pays £1,344 fines for 96 protesting South African rugby team playing in Scotland 
Feb 12
Anthony Shaffers "Sleuth," premieres in NYC 
Feb 13
Man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi 
Feb 13
NL offices begins move from Cin to SF (completed Feb 23) 
Feb 14
"Gantry" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 1 performance 
Feb 15
Ard Schenk becomes world champion all-round skater 
Feb 15
Carol Mann wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational 
Feb 15
Dominican DC-9 crashes into sea at Santo Domingo, kills 102 
Feb 15
KAMU TV channel 15 in College Station, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Feb 15
Nationalists disrupt UN session on Congo 
Feb 16
Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in 5 for heavyweight boxing title 
Feb 17
Jeffrey McDonald slices up his wife & daughter 
Feb 17
Joni Mitchell's final concert (Royal Albert Hall) 
Feb 17
Robert Marasco's "Child's Play," premieres in NYC 
Feb 18
Chicago 7 defendants found innocent of inciting to riot 
Feb 18
US president Nixon launches "Nixon-doctrine" 
Feb 19
AL Cy Young winner Denny McLain suspended for bookmaking 
Feb 19
USSR launches Sputnik 52 & Molniya 1-13 communications satellite 
Feb 21
Jackson 5 make TV debut on "American Bandstand" 
Feb 21
Pathet Lao conquerors Xieng Khuang & Muong Suy 
Feb 22
"Charles Aznavour" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 23 perfs 
Feb 23
Guyana becomes a republic (National Day) 
Feb 23
Holy Eucharist given by women for 1st time in Roman Catholic service 
Feb 24
29 Swiss Army officers die in avalanche (Reckingen, Switzerland) 
Feb 24
Heintje Simons (14) wins 7 gold records 
Feb 24
KVDO TV channel 3 in Salem, OR (IND) begins broadcasting 
Feb 26
"Georgy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 4 performances 
Feb 26
Beatles release "Beatles Again" aka "Hey Jude" album 
Feb 27
NY Times (falsely) reports US army has ended domestic surveillance 
Feb 28
"Georgy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 4 performances 
Feb 28
Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge 
Feb 28
Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon (3:02:53) 
Feb 28
KIIN (now KUN) TV channel 12 in Iowa City, IA (PBS) 1st broadcast 
Feb 28
WUTR TV channel 20 in Utica-Rome, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Mar 1
Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champion all-round ladies skater 
Mar 1
Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released 
Mar 1
End of US coml whale hunting 
Mar 1
Kreisky's soc-democrats win Austrian parliamentary election 
Mar 1
White government of Rhodesia declares independence from Britain 
Mar 2
American Airlines' 1st flight of a Boeing 747 
Mar 2
Rhodesia becomes independent republic 
Mar 2
Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years 
Mar 4
French submarine "Eurydice" explodes 
Mar 4
Jacksonville is 1st college basketball team to avg 100+ pts per game 
Mar 4
NY Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out 
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 5
Dubnium atoms are first detected conclusively. 
Mar 6
Beatles release "Let it Be" in UK 
Mar 6
A Catholic man is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast, North Ireland 
Mar 7
Ice Dance Championship at Ljubljana won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS) 
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 7
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ljubljana won by Tim Wood (USA) 
Mar 7
WXOW TV channel 19 in La Crosse, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Mar 8
WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 10
Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" & "I Can Do It" 
Mar 10
South Africa complete 4-0 series drubbing of Australia 
Mar 10
Members of the Stormont (Parliament of Northern Ireland) given police protection 
Mar 11
12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills & Nash, Peggy Lee win 
Mar 11
Iraq 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
SF city employees begin 4-day strike 
Mar 15
Gary Geld & Peter Udell's "Purlie" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 689 performances 
Mar 15
Expo '70 opens in Osaka, Japan 
Mar 16
New English Bible published 
Mar 16
WNIN TV channel 9 in Evansville, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Mar 17
Peter O'Malley becomes CEO of LA Dodgers 
Mar 17
US casts their 1st UN Security Council veto (Support England) 
Mar 18
Cambodia military coup under Gen Lon Nol, prince Sihanuk flees 
Mar 18
KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, TX (ABC) suspends broadcasting 
Mar 18
Two-week US postal strike begins; it is against the government and is the largest wildcat strike in US history 
Mar 18
NFL selects Wilson as official football & scoreboard as official time 
Mar 18
Five Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs), including William Craig and Harry West, are expelled from the Unionist Parliamentary Party, Northern Ireland 
Mar 19
W German chancellor & E German premier meet 
Mar 21
32nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Jacksonville 80-69 
Mar 21
Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports. 
Mar 22
"Blood Red Roses" opens & closes at John Golden Theater NYC 
Mar 22
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic 
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
"Minnie's Boys" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 80 performances 
Mar 26
500th nuclear explosion announced by the US since 1945 
Mar 26
Golden Gate Park Conservatory made city landmark 
Mar 26
Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) plead guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girl 
Mar 26
The Police (Northern Ireland) Act becomes law; the act provides for the disarmament of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and the establishment of an RUC reserve force 
Mar 27
Ringo releases his 1st solo album "Sentimental Journey" 
Mar 27
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Mar 28
1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey) 
Mar 29
"Look to the Lilies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 perfs 
Mar 29
Manchester City wins 10th Europe Cup II 
Mar 29
Serious disturbances in Derry, North Ireland, following a march to commemoration the Easter Rising 
Mar 30
"Applause" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 900 performances 
Mar 30
Miles Davis Bitches Brew released 
Mar 30
Soap opera "Somerset" premieres 
Mar 30
Strouse, Adams, Comden & Green's musical "Applause" premieres in NYC 
Mar 30
USSR wins its 8th straight world hockey championship 
Mar 31
Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee 
Mar 31
Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit 
Mar 31
Following an Orange Order parade, intense riots erupt on the Springfield Road in Belfast; violence lasts for three days, and the British Army used CS gas for the first time in large quantities 
Apr 1
Bud Selig becomes CEO of Milwaukee Brewers 
Apr 1
John & Yoko release hoax they are having dual sex change operations 
Apr 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 bankrupt 
Apr 1
Pres Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements on 1/1/71 
Apr 1
Serious riots continue in the Ballymurphy estate in Belfast between Catholic residents and the British Army 
Apr 2
Meghalaya becomes autonomous state within India's Assam state 
Apr 2
Qatar gains independence from Britain 
Apr 2
2 men begin ascent of south face of Annapurna I, highest final stage in a wall climb in world 
Apr 3
Miriam Hargrave of England passes her drivers test on 40th attempt 
Apr 3
As part of a new 'get tough' policy in Northern Ireland, Ian Freeland of the British Army, warned that those throwing petrol bombs could be shot dead 
Apr 4
Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Don Johnson 
Apr 5
WSNS TV channel 44 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting 
Apr 7
"Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds," premieres in NYC 
Apr 7
42nd Academy Awards - "Midnight Cowboy", John Wayne & Maggie Smith win 
Apr 7
Milwaukee Brewers (former Seat Pilots) 1st game, lose to Angels 12-0 
Apr 8
"Cry for Us All" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 8 performances 
Apr 8
Senate rejects Nixon's nomination of Carswell to Supreme Court 
Apr 10
Paul McCartney officially announces the split of The Beatles 
Apr 11
Apollo 13 launched to Moon; unable to land, returns in 6 days 
Apr 11
Beatles' "Let It Be" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks 
Apr 11
SF beats Cincinnati 2-1, only day Reds aren't in 1st place in 1970 
Apr 12
Yankees dedicate plaques to Mickey Mantle & Joe DiMaggio 
Apr 13
34th Golf Masters Championship: Billy Casper wins, shooting a 279 
Apr 13
Greek composer Mikis Theordorakis freed 
Apr 13
Apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon 
Apr 13
Oakland uses gold-colored bases during the club's home opener Rules Committee subsequently bans this innovation 
Apr 14
"Boy Friend" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 119 performances 
Apr 15
"Cry for Us All" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 8 performances 
Apr 15
Libyan leader Gadaffi launches "Green Revolution" 
Apr 15
WMGZ TV channel 16 in Mayaguez, PR ([M]) begins broadcasting 
Apr 15
WPSJ TV channel 14 in Ponce, PR ([P]) begins broadcasting 
Apr 16
70 die in a snow crush (France) 
Apr 16
Protestant Unionist Ian Paisley wins seat formerly held by Terence O'Neill in the Stormont (North Ireland Parliament 
Apr 17
Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help 
Apr 17
Paul McCartney's 1st solo album "McCartney" is released 
Apr 19
"Look to the Lilies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 perfs 
Apr 19
24th Tony Awards: Borstal Boy & Applause win 
Apr 19
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational 
Apr 20
74th Boston Marathon won by Ron Hill of Great Britain in 2:10:30 
Apr 20
Bruno Kreisky becomes 1st socialist chancellor of Austria 
Apr 20
Ron Hill's 2:10:30 at Boston, sets new US marathon record 
Apr 21
Reds clout 7 HRs by 6 batters, Braves counter with 3 HRs, 6 for one team & 9 different batters for two teams, all tie or set records 
Apr 21
The Principality of Hutt River (previously Hutt River Province) secedes from Australia - it remains unrecognised by Australia or other nations 
Apr 21
The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) is formed; it attempts to appeal to Catholics and Protestant to unite in support of moderate policies 
Apr 22
"Park" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances 
Apr 22
1st Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources 
Apr 22
Flat Earth celebrated 
Apr 22
NY Met Jerry Grote sets record of 20 put outs by a catcher 
Apr 22
NY Met Tom Seaver strikes out last 10 Padres, for a total of 19 
Apr 22
Senators beat Yankees 2-1 in 18 innings 
Apr 24
China PR launches its 1st satellite transmitting song "East is Red" 
Apr 24
Gambia becomes a republic within Commonwealth 
Apr 24
Senegal adopts constitution 
Apr 25
"Park" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances 
Apr 25
Freda Payne releases "Band of Gold" 
Apr 25
Melanie releases "Lay Down" 
Apr 26
"Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 690 performances 
Apr 29
50,000 US & South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia 
Apr 30
Cubs Billy Williams is 1st NLer to play in 1,000 consecutive games 
Apr 30
US troops invade Cambodia 
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, AZ (NBC) 1st broadcast 
May 3
24th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3 
May 3
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational 
May 3
Trans-Arabian Pipeline delivery from Saudi Arabia to the Mediterranean interrupted in Syria, driving oil tanker rates to all time highs 
May 4
National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio 
May 4
Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt 
May 4
Pulitzer prize awarded to Erik H Erikson (Gandhi's Truth) 
May 5
US performs nuclear test at Nevada test Site 
May 6
Yuchiro Miura of Japan skies down Mt Everest 
May 6
Irish Prime Minister Jack Lynch sacks two ministers in the Irish government over allegations of illegal arms importation 
May 7
"Long & 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 NYC'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
Bobby Orr scores one of the most famous goals in hockey history, an overtime goal that gives the Boston Bruins its first Stanley Cup since 1941 
May 11
Henry Marrow is murdered in a violent racially-motivated crime in Oxford, North Carolina. 
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, MT (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting 
May 12
Race riots in Augusta Georgia; 6 blacks killed (5 by cops) 
May 12
US 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
NYC local newspaper "Our Town" begins publishing 
May 14
RAF-leader Andreas Baader freed after serving 2 years in West Berlin 
May 14
The Red Army Faction is established in Germany. 
May 15
Elizabeth Hoisington & Anna Mae Mays named 1st female US generals 
May 15
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
May 15
Mississippi Highway Patrol kills 2 at Jackson State College 
May 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 18
Beatles' last released LP, "Let It Be" released in US 
May 20
100,000 march in NY supporting US policies in Vietnam 
May 20
2 die in a NYC 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
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
May 22
Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus 
May 22
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
May 22
Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0 
May 23
Grateful Dead's 1st performance outside US (England) 
May 23
SD Padres beat SF Giants 17-16 in 15 innings 
May 23
USSR performs nuclear test (underground) 
May 23
A fire breaks out in the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Straits in north Wales contributing to its partial destruction and causing approximately £1,000,000 worth of fire damage. 
May 24
Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational 
May 24
Peter Green quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult 
May 24
The drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the Soviet Union. 
May 25
3rd ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat LA Stars, 4 games to 2 
May 26
The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2. 
May 27
British expedition climbs south face of Annapurna I 
May 27
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
May 28
The formerly united Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 
May 28
Arms Trial Begins: several men are charged in a Dublin court with conspiracy to illegally import arms for use by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) 
May 29
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
May 30
"Minnie's Boys" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 80 performances 
May 30
Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:12:37.057 (250.654 km/h) 
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 
Jun 1
"Everything Is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens hits #1 
Jun 1
Com Bowie Kuhn reprimands Astro Jim Bouton for writing "Ball Four" 
Jun 1
Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days 
Jun 1
Tigers Al Kaline collides with another player & swallows his tongue 
Jun 3
1st artificial gene synthesized 
Jun 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 
Jun 4
43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins spelling croissant 
Jun 4
SD Padres draft Mike Ivie #1 
Jun 4
Tonga (formerly Friendly Islands) declares independence from UK 
Jun 4
WSMW TV channel 27 in Worcester, MA (IND) begins broadcasting 
Jun 4
Yanks Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 1st of 3 times in 28 days 
Jun 5
KPAX TV channel 8 in Missoula, MT (CBS) begins broadcasting 
Jun 5
Chile becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
Jun 5
The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, is lifted after a march by women breaches the British Army cordon 
Jun 6
102nd Belmont: John Rotz aboard High Echelon wins in 2:34 
Jun 7
22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young & Susan Hampshire win 
Jun 7
Jockey Willie Shoemaker passes Johnny Longden with his 6,033 win 
Jun 7
Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
Jun 7
The Who's "Tommy" is performed at NY's Lincoln Center 
Jun 8
Players & management end labor dispute up min salary to $12,000 
Jun 9
Argentine milt junta under lt-gen Lanusse drives out pres Ongania 
Jun 9
Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton University 
Jun 9
Harry A Blackmun, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice 
Jun 11
US leaves Wheelus AFB Libya 
Jun 12
Pitts Pirate Doc Ellis no-hits San Diego Padres, 2-0 
Jun 13
"In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry hit #1 in UK 
Jun 13
Beatles' "Let It Be" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks 
Jun 13
Beatles' "Long & Winding Road" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks 
Jun 14
Cincinnati Red Stockings loses 1st game after winning 130 straight 
Jun 15
16th LPGA Championship won by Shirley Englehorn 
Jun 16
Kenneth A Gibson elected 1st black mayor of Newark, NJ 
Jun 16
Race riots in Miami Florida 
Jun 17
Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera 
Jun 17
Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour 
Jun 18
Edward Heath's Conservative Party win the General Election in UK, replacing the Labour Party 
Jun 19
A Nikolayev & V Sevastyanov return after 18 days in Soyuz 9 
Jun 19
Conservatives win British parliamentary election 
Jun 19
Jim Bouton's controversial "Ball Four" is published 
Jun 19
Yanks Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for the 2nd of 3 times in 28 days 
Jun 19
The Patent Cooperation Treaty is signed. 
Jun 20
"Ray Stevens Show" debuts on NBC-TV 
Jun 20
British government of Edward Heath forms (with Margaret Thatcher in the Cabinet) 
Jun 20
Oriole's Brooks Robinson get his 2,000 career hit, a 3 run HR 
Jun 21
70th US Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 281 at Hazeltine Natl Minn 
Jun 21
Brazil beats Italy, 4-1, to win soccer's World Cup (in Mexico City) 
Jun 21
Detroit's Cesar Gutierrez goes 7-for-7 to tie a record set in 1892 
Jun 21
Judy Rankin wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic 
Jun 22
President Nixon signs 26th amendment (voting age lowered to 18) 
Jun 22
Supreme Court ruled juries of less than 12 are constitutional 
Jun 22
WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) suspends broadcasting 
Jun 22
Irish socialist, republican and Member of Parliament, Bernadette Devlin, loses her appeal against a 6-month prison sentence imposed for taking part in riots in Derry 
Jun 23
"Red Skelton Show" last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV 
Jun 23
Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary 
Jun 23
Rocker Chubby Checker arrested for marijuana possession 
Jun 24
"Catch 22" opens in movie theaters 
Jun 24
Bobby Murcer ties record of 4 consecutive HRs 
Jun 24
Reds play final game at Cincinnati's Crosley Field, beat Giants 5-4 
Jun 24
US Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal Gulf of Tonkin Resolution 
Jun 26
Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Orioles beat Senators 12-2 
Jun 26
Two young girls die in a premature explosion in Derry after their father, a member of the Irish Republican Army, was making an incendiary device, presumably for use against the British Army 
Jun 27
Following the arrest of Bernadette Devlin, intense riots erupt in Derry and Belfast leading to a prolonged gun battle between Irish republicans and loyalists 
Jun 28
Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open 
Jun 28
Around 500 Catholic workers at the Harland and Wolff shipyard are forced to leave their work by Protestant employees as serious rioting continues in Belfast 
Jun 29
US ends 2 month military offensive into Cambodia 
Jun 30
Brazil beats Italy 4-1 in soccer's 9th World Cup at Mexico City 
Jun 30
Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium opens, Braves beat Reds 8-2 
Jul 1
Denny McLain returns, (leaves trailiing) Tigers beat Yankees in 11 
Jul 1
FC Utrecht soccer team forms in Utrecht 
Jul 1
Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC) 
Jul 1
British Home Secretary R. Maudling visits N. Ireland and is reported as saying: "For God's sake bring me a large Scotch. What a bloody awful country!" 
Jul 2
1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam & Brussels 
Jul 2
NY Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for 3rd time in 28 days 
Jul 2
The Prevention of Incitement to Hatred Act (Northern Ireland) is introduced; it proved difficult to secure convictions under its provisions and was seldom enforced 
Jul 2
Neil Blaney is found not guilty of illegal arms importation to the Irish Republican Army by a Dublin jury 
Jul 3
200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival 
Jul 3
77th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King (14-12 11-9) 
Jul 3
British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed 
Jul 3
California Angels Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0 
Jul 3
The British Army imposed a curfew on the Falls Road area of Belfast as they search for weapons; during the operation they come under attack from the Official IRA (OIRA) and republican rioters 
Jul 4
100 injured in race rioting in Asbury Park NJ 
Jul 4
84th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats Ken Rosewall (57 63 62 36 61) 
Jul 4
Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio 
Jul 4
Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons 
Jul 4
The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, continues throughout the day; a man is killed by the British Army. 
Jul 5
25th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young 
Jul 5
Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109 
Jul 6
California passes 1st "no fault" divorce law 
Jul 6
Italian Rumor government resigns 
Jul 6
Baseball player NY Met Tommie Agee hits for the cycle 
Jul 6
Irish Minister for External Affairs Partick Hillery pays an unofficial visit to the Falls Road area of Belfast, an areas only just subject to a curfew by British Army 
Jul 8
SF Giant Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th) 
Jul 9
In Atlanta, Chief-No-ka-homa is joined by cousin Chief Round-the-Horn 
Jul 12
Thor Heyerdahl crosses Atlantic on raft Ra II, arrives in Barbados from Morocco in 57 days 
Jul 12
99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St Andrews 
Jul 12
Blues-Rock singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky 
Jul 12
Tanzania signs contract with China for building Tanzam-railway 
Jul 13
Building begins of Amsterdam metro 
Jul 13
The annual 'Twelfth' parades passes off without serious incident in Northern Ireland 
Jul 14
41st All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin 
Jul 14
All star MVP: Carl Yastremski (Boston Red Sox) 
Jul 15
Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship 
Jul 16
Iraq's constitution goes into effect 
Jul 16
Reds spoil Pirates debut in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium, 3-2 
Jul 17
30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, NYC 
Jul 18
"Boy Friend" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 119 performances 
Jul 18
Arthur Brown arrested for stripping on stage in Palemo Sicily 
Jul 18
Ron Hunt gets hit by a pitch for a record 119th time 
Jul 18
WJCL TV channel 22 in Savannah, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Jul 18
Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits 
Jul 19
Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open 
Jul 20
Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks 
Jul 21
Huge Aswan Dam opens in Egypt 
Jul 21
Libya orders confiscation of all Jewish property 
Jul 21
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jul 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 & Padres lose, 3-0 
Jul 23
Qaboos ibn Sa'id becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Sa'id ibn Taimur. 
Jul 23
A ban on parades and public processions until January 1971 is announced by the Stormont government (North Ireland Parliament) 
Jul 24
International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule 
Jul 24
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jul 25
"(They Long to Be) Close to You" reaches #1 
Jul 26
Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs of Phillies Steve Carlton 
Jul 27
Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game 
Jul 27
France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island 
Jul 27
L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, & Jesse Haines enter Hall of Fame 
Jul 29
6 days of race rioting in Hartford Ct 
Jul 30
-Aug 5] Hurricane Celia, kills 31 in Cuba, Florida & Texas 
Jul 30
30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield Ct 
Jul 30
Riots hit Belfast, North Ireland 
Jul 31
37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940) 
Jul 31
Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report" 
Jul 31
Black Tot Day: the last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy. 
Jul 31
Daniel O'Hagan (19), a Catholic civilian, is shot dead by the British Army during a serious riot in the New Lodge Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland 
Aug 1
EAA Convention moves from Rockford Ill to Oshkosh, Wi 
Aug 1
KTSD TV channel 10 in Pierre, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Aug 1
Willie Stargell (Pirates) ties record of 5 extra base hits in a game 
Aug 2
Baltimore defeats KC 10-8, Orioles 23rd straight win over the Royals 
Aug 2
France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island 
Aug 2
Rubber bullets used for the first time in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles' 
Aug 3
4 day NFL strike ends 
Aug 3
Christopher Hampton's "Philanthropist" premieres in London 
Aug 3
Hurricane "Celia" becomes most expensive Gulf storm in history 
Aug 3
Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire passes her driving test on 40th try 
Aug 4
Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness 
Aug 5
Robert Morley's "How the Other Half Loves" premieres in London 
Aug 5
US Black Panther leader Huey Newton let out of jail 
Aug 6
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
Aug 7
1st computer chess tournament 
Aug 7
Christine Perfect (McVie) joins Fleetwood Mac 
Aug 7
WDHN TV channel 18 in Dothan, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Aug 7
4, including presiding judge, killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, California (Police charge Angela Davis provided weapons) 
Aug 8
NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there) 
Aug 9
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open 
Aug 9
Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes 
Aug 10
Jim Morrison is tried in Miami on "lewd & lascivious behavior" 
Aug 10
British Home Secretary Reginald Maulding threatens to impose direct rule on Northern Ireland if the agreed reform measures are not carried out 
Aug 11
Jim Bunning becomes 2nd (Cy Young) to win 100 games in both leagues 
Aug 11
Tony Perez becomes 1st to hit a HR in red seats at Riverfront 
Aug 11
Two Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers are killed by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) when they set off a booby trap bomb planted in a car near Crossmaglen, County Armagh 
Aug 12
Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball 
Aug 13
Pamphlet bombs which scatter revolutionary African National Congress propaganda leaflets explode in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth, South Africa 
Aug 14
City University of NY inaugurates open admissions 
Aug 14
Steven Stills arrested for drug possession 
Aug 15
Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando) 
Aug 16
52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK 
Aug 16
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cincinnati Golf Open 
Aug 17
Venera 7 (US), 1st softlanding on Venus, launched 
Aug 19
The Chinese Community in South Africa is granted 'White' status 
Aug 20
-21] Hurricane Dorothy, kills 42 in Martinique 
Aug 21
The Social and Democratic Labour Party (SDLP) is established with Gerry Fitt as the first leader of the party 
Aug 23
Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open 
Aug 23
Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game 
Aug 24
Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison 
Aug 25
Elton John's 1st US appearance (Los Angeles) 
Aug 26
Minister of Home Affairs Robert Porter resigns from the Stormont government (North Ireland parliament) 
Aug 28
Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970 
Aug 29
Black Panthers confront cops in Phila (1 cop killed) 
Aug 31
59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0) 
Aug 31
Lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist, convicted 
Aug 31
Molukkers occupy Indonesian ambassador's home in Wassenaar 
Aug 31
Peter Yarrow arrested for taking "immoral liberties" with girl, 14 
Aug 31
WKMJ TV channel 68 in Louisville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 1
Failed assassination attempt on Jordanian king Hussain 
Sep 1
Jose Velasco Ibarra re-elected president of Ecuador 
Sep 2
1st tennis tie break at a Grand Slam (US Open) (9 pt sudden death) 
Sep 3
After NL record 1,117 consec games, Billy Williams asks to sit out 
Sep 3
Bill Halley & Comets reject $30,000 for 15 date tour of Australia 
Sep 3
Indonesian president Suharto visits Netherlands 
Sep 4
-5) 29.0 cm rainfall at Workman Creek, Arizona (state record) 
Sep 4
George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single 
Sep 4
Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum 
Sep 4
Salvador Allende wins presidential election in Chile 
Sep 4
An Irish Republican Army (IRA) member, Michael Kane (35), is killed in the premature explosion of the bomb he was planting at an electricity transformer in Belfast 
Sep 5
Estimated 15 cm (6") of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record) 
Sep 6
Palestinians seize 3 airiners 
Sep 6
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Sep 7
Jerry Lewis' 5th Muscular Dystrophy telethon 
Sep 7
PLO hijacks 4 planes 
Sep 7
White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader & lose both games 
Sep 7
Donald Boyles sets record for highest parachute jump from a bridge, by leaping off of 1,053' Royal George Bridge in Colorado 
Sep 7
Fighting between Arabic guerillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan. 
Sep 8
Hijacking (and subsequent destruction) of three airliners to Jordan by Palestinians; the events to follow would later become known as Black September 
Sep 9
Bowie Kuhn suspends Denny McLain for carrying a gun 
Sep 9
Feyenoord wins soccer's World Cup 
Sep 11
88 of the hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings are released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25. 
Sep 11
The Ford Pinto is introduced. 
Sep 12
1st Concorde lands at Heathrow airport 
Sep 12
Luna 16 Launch (Moon Sample Return) 
Sep 12
Phyllis Ann George (Texas), 21, crowned 43rd Miss America 1971 
Sep 12
Supersonic airliner Concorde lands for 1st time at Heathrow airport 
Sep 12
US LSD professor Timothy Leary escapes from California jail 
Sep 12
USSR launches Luna 16; returns samples from lunar Sea of Fertility 
Sep 12
Palestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman. 
Sep 13
1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38 
Sep 13
84th US Womens Tennis: M Smith Court beats Rosemary Casals (62 26 61) 
Sep 13
90th US Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Tony Roche (26 64 76 63) 
Sep 13
IBM announces System 370 computer 
Sep 13
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open 
Sep 13
Palestine guerillas conquer Irbid Jordania 
Sep 14
Economic Council for Northern Ireland holds its first meeting 
Sep 15
Decca awards Bing Crosby a 2nd platinum disc for selling 300 million 
Sep 15
PLO leader Arafat threatens to make a cemetery of Jordan 
Sep 15
Rotterdam dock strikes end 
Sep 15
Officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in Northern Ireland vote narrowly in favour of remaining unarmed 
Sep 16
King Hussein of Jordan forms military government 
Sep 17
Jordan launches offensive against guerrilla army 
Sep 17
WSWP TV channel 9 in Grandview, WV (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Sep 19
"Mary Tyler Moore" show premieres 
Sep 20
Jim Morrison found not guilty of "lewd" behavior 
Sep 20
Luna 16 lands on Moon's Mare Fecunditatis, drills core sample 
Sep 21
"Monday Night Football" premieres on ABC - Browns 31, Jets 21 
Sep 21
KAPP TV channel 35 in Yakima, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 21
Luna 16 leaves Moon 
Sep 21
Oakland A's Vida Blue no-hits Minnesota Twins, 6-0 
Sep 21
New York Times starts first modern op-ed page. 
Sep 22
Pres Nixon requests 1,000 new FBI agents for college campuses 
Sep 23
Abdul Razak bin Hussain becomes premier of Malaysia 
Sep 23
Gary Muhrcke wins 1st NY Marathon 
Sep 23
Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) Arthur Young announces his resignation 
Sep 24
1st Automated return of lunar sample by Luna 16 
Sep 24
Soviet Luna 16 lands on earth after 1st unmanned round trip to moon 
Sep 25
Ringo Starr releases his album "Beaucoups of Blues" 
Sep 26
Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open 
Sep 26
The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 km²). 
Sep 26
A groups of Protestant youths attack the Catholic Unity Flats as rioting continues in the Protestant Shankill Road area 
Sep 27
Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error 
Sep 28
"Words & Music" debuts on NBC-TV 
Sep 28
Anwar Sadat replaces Egyptian President Nassar 
Sep 28
Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Aust) in 22nd America's Cup 
Sep 29
"NET Festival" last aired 
Sep 30
New American Bible published 
Sep 30
A Protestant man is shot and killed by Loyalists in Belfast, North Ireland 
Oct 1
63 arrested in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano, Italy 
Oct 1
Last game at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium, Phils-2 Expos-1 
Oct 2
Billy Martin named manager of Det Tigers 
Oct 2
Plane carrying Wichita State U football team crashes killing 30 
Oct 3
"Coco" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 333 performances 
Oct 3
Baseball umpires call their 1st strike 
Oct 3
WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 4
KC Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal 
Oct 4
Umps return after 1-day walkout in quest of higher wages 
Oct 4
WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Oct 4
Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma 
Oct 5
John Creach, joins Jefferson Airplane 
Oct 5
Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross 
Oct 5
PBS becomes a US television network. 
Oct 8
Soviet author Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature 
Oct 8
The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) propose that a system of Proportional Representation (PR) should be used in elections in Northern Ireland 
Oct 9
Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence 
Oct 10
Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day) 
Oct 12
Rock Memorabilia Auction at Filmore East 
Oct 13
Angela Davis arrested in NYC 
Oct 13
USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR 
Oct 13
A man dies in a premature bomb explosion in Dublin, Republic of Ireland 
Oct 14
4th Country Music Association Award: Merle Haggard wins 
Oct 14
Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their 1st game 107-92 
Oct 14
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Oct 14
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
Oct 15
Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt 
Oct 15
Baltimore Orioles beat Cin Reds, 4 games to 1 in 67th World Series 
Oct 15
Bridge over Yarra River in Melbourne crashes; killing 35 
Oct 15
Russian passenger flight hijacked to Turkey 
Oct 16
Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser 
Oct 16
Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act as a response to the October Crisis, the only peacetime use of the War Measures Act in Canadian history. 
Oct 17
Anwar Sadat sworn in as president of Egypt 
Oct 18
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic 
Oct 18
Sachio Kinugasa begins 2,215 cons game streak for Hiroshima Carp 
Oct 19
"Rothschilds" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 505 performances 
Oct 19
Amdahl Corp forms at Sunnyvale Calif 
Oct 19
John Frazier kills Ohta's declares WW 3 has begun 
Oct 20
American Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 
Oct 20
Zond 8 Launch (Moon Orbit & Return) 
Oct 21
777 Unification church couples wed in Korea 
Oct 21
Caledonian Airways takes over British United Airways 
Oct 21
Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh 
Oct 21
Bernadette Devlin is released from prison having served four months of her six month sentence for riotous behaviour 
Oct 23
Gary Gabelich sets auto speed record 622.4 mph (1,001 kph) 
Oct 23
Charles Haughey and two others are found not guilty of illegal arms importation by a Dublin jury; the 'Arms Trial' began on 28 May 1970 
Oct 24
Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on Mary Tyler Moore Show 
Oct 24
Salvador Allende Gossens elected president of Chile 
Oct 25
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Women's Golf Charities Open 
Oct 26
"Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers 
Oct 26
Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam 
Oct 27
"Light, Lively & Yiddish" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 87 perfs 
Oct 28
NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 1st home game, lose to San Diego 110-99 
Oct 28
US/USSR sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts 
Oct 29
WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, GA (NBC) 1st broadcast 
Oct 29
The Electoral Reform Society calls for the introduction of Proportional Representation (PR) in elections in Northern Ireland 
Oct 30
KVEW TV channel 42 in Kennewick, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 30
There are serious riots in the Catholic Ardoyne area of Belfast which last for three nights 
Oct 30
Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets with British Home Secretary Reginald Maulling to discuss matters related to reforms and security 
Nov 1
1st regular season Giants-Jets game, Giants win 22-10 at Shea 
Nov 1
Discotheque in Grenoble France burns, all exits padlocked & 142 die 
Nov 1
Fire on Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France, 144 die 
Nov 1
KGTF TV channel 12 in Agana, GU (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 2
Cleveland Cavaliers lose by biggest margin-54 pts (Phila 141-87) 
Nov 3
"President's Daughter" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 72 perfs 
Nov 3
Bob Gibson wins NL Cy Young Award 
Nov 3
Pres Nixon promises gradual troop removal of Vietnam 
Nov 3
Salvador Allende inaugurated as president of Chile 
Nov 4
Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee 
Nov 4
Genie, a 13 year old feral child was found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life. 
Nov 6
Boog Powell wins AL MVP 
Nov 6
Twins Jim Perry wins AL Cy Young Award 
Nov 7
"Purlie" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 689 performances 
Nov 7
Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida 
Nov 8
Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal 
Nov 9
Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins 
Nov 9
The Irish School of Ecumenics is founded by Michael Hurley 
Nov 10
"2 by 2" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 343 performances 
Nov 10
Luna 17, with unmanned self-propelled Lunokhod 1, is launched 
Nov 10
R Rodgers/M Charnins musical "Two by Two" premieres in NYC 
Nov 11
Balt Oriole Boog Powell wins AL MVP 
Nov 12
240 KPH cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die 
Nov 12
Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland 105-103 
Nov 12
Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell 
Nov 12
Cyclone Bhola makes landfall, deadliest tropical cyclone recorded kills up to 500,000 in East Pakistan (modern Bangladesh), 
Nov 12
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) is formed; the NIHE gradually took over control of the building and allocation of public sector housing in Northern Ireland 
Nov 13
Lt Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes PM of Syria following military coup 
Nov 13
VP Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs" 
Nov 14
DC-9 crashes in West Virginia, 75 killed 
Nov 14
Marshall U football team wiped out in air crash at Kenova WV 
Nov 14
Paul Brown, as head coach of the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, defeats his former team the Cleveland Browns, a moment he calls his "greatest victory" 
Nov 16
Two men are shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) 
Nov 16
South Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky defends operations in Cambodia because communist forces could overrun South Vietnam "within 24 hours" if troops operating there were withdrawn 
Nov 16
Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album 
Nov 17
British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on page 3 (Stephanie Rahn) 
Nov 17
Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon 
Nov 17
Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse. 
Nov 18
Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title 
Nov 18
Johnny Bench wins NL MVP 
Nov 18
Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds 
Nov 18
Netherlands & Albania form diplomatic relations 
Nov 18
Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon 
Nov 19
Golden Gate Park Conservatory becomes a Cal state historical landmark 
Nov 19
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Nov 20
UN General Assembly accepts membership of China PR 
Nov 21
NY Knicks 1st game against Cleve Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Garden 
Nov 23
KNCT TV channel 46 in Belton/Killeen, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting 
Nov 23
Arthur Young resigns as Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) 
Nov 24
36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB) 
Nov 25
Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year 
Nov 25
In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt. 
Nov 26
In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record. 
Nov 27
Carl Morton (18-11 for last-place Expos), receives NL Rookie of Year 
Nov 27
George Harrison releases 3 album set "All Things Must Pass" 
Nov 27
Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest 
Nov 27
Test Cricket debut of Rodney "Iron Gloves" Marsh v England, Brisbane 
Nov 28
58th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10 
Nov 29
Charles Ives' "Yale-Princeton" premieres 
Nov 29
Colin Cowdrey becomes Test Cricket's leading run scorer (7,250) 
Nov 30
George Harrison releases his triple album set "All Things Must Pass" 
Dec 1
Luis Echeverria Alvarez sworn in as president of Mexico 
Dec 1
NHL takes control of Pittsburgh Penguins 
Dec 1
Independent People's Republic of South Yemen renames itself as People's Democratic Republic of Yemen 
Dec 2
Environmental Protection Agency begins (Dir: William Ruckelshaus) 
Dec 2
Tippetts Opera "Knot Garden" premieres in London