Events in year of 1970

  • 01-01"The Epoch" (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)
  • 01-01Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established
  • 01-01Netherlands Christian Workers Union (NCW) forms
  • 01-01Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect
  • 01-02Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam
  • 01-02US population is 293,200,000; Black population: 22,600,000 (11.1%)
  • 01-03"Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances
  • 01-03"Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1508 performances
  • 01-03Marxist government takes over in Congo
  • 01-03WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 01-04Beatles last recording session at EMI studios
  • 01-04Kansas City Chiefs beat Oakland Raiders 17-7 in AFC championship game
  • 01-04Minnesota Vikings beat Cleveland Browns 27-7 in NFC championship game
  • 01-04New York City transit fare rises from 20 cents to 30 cents, new larger tokens used
  • 01-04Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary
  • 01-0523,000 Belgian mine workers strike
  • 01-05KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 01-05Soap Opera "All My Children, " premieres on ABC
  • 01-07Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock"
  • 01-09Constitution of Singapore enacted
  • 01-10Preview Center Opens
  • 01-11Super Bowl IV: Kansas City Chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
  • 01-12Biafran War ends, Biafra surrenders to Nigeria
  • 01-12Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage
  • 01-15Milwaukee Brewers make their 1st trade (with Oakland Athletics)
  • 01-15Republic Biafra disbands / joins Nigeria
  • 01-16Colonel Kadhaffi becomes Premier of Libya
  • 01-16NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)
  • 01-17357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft
  • 01-17AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-3

People born in year of 1970

  • 01-01Brian Morton: Wollongong, Australia -- Canoeist (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-01Tom Sier: Soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 01-01Vadim Glovatskiy: Hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Olympics - 1998)
  • 01-02Aleksandr Shimin: Hockey goaltender (Team Kazakhstan Olympics - 1998)
  • 01-02Glenn Cadrez: NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos - Super Bowl 32)
  • 01-02Royce Clayton: Burbank, California -- Infielder (SF Giants, St. Louis Cardinals)
  • 01-03Tony Farmer: NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 01-03Trudi Jeffrey: Brisbane, Queensland -- Golfer (1990 Australian Junior Champion)
  • 01-03Yogi Johl: Vancouver, British Columbia -- 130 kg Greco Roman wrestler (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-04Colin Scrivener: CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 01-04Sean Lumpkin: NFL safety (NO Saints)
  • 01-05James Patton: NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 01-06Daniel Naulty: Los Angeles, California -- Pitcher (Minn Twins)
  • 01-06Geert Brusselers: Soccer player (NAC)
  • 01-06John Gerak: NFL tight end / guide (Minn Vikings, St. Louis Rams)
  • 01-06Keenan McCardell: NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Jaguars)
  • 01-06Kerrin Petty: Townshend, Vermont -- Cross country skier (1994 Olympics)
  • 01-07Darryl Williams: NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks, Cin Bengals)
  • 01-07Frank "Cliff" Mannon: Amarillo, Texas -- Team handball (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-07Paul McCallum: CFL / WLAF kicker / punter (Claymores, Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 01-07Todd Day: NBA guard / forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 01-08Jon Klemm: Calgary, Alberta -- NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 01-09Graciela Schutt: El Paso, Texas -- WPVA volleyballer (Deerfield-25th-1995)
  • 01-10Cameron MacKenzie: Australian 100m / 200m / 400m (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-11Franco Davin: Argentina -- Tennis star
  • 01-12Jenny Griffith: Burbank, California -- WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1995)
  • 01-12Nigel Wilson: Canadian / US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • 01-13Anne-Marie Goddard: Utrechtum, Netherlands -- Playmate (Jan, 94)
  • 01-13Frank Kooiman: Soccer player (Sparta)
  • 01-13Keith Coogan: Palm Springs -- Actor (Adventures in Babysitting, Hiding Out)

People died in year of 1970

  • 01-02Piotr Rytel: Composer, dies at 85
  • 01-05Joseph A Yablonski: Candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered
  • 01-05Max Born: German / British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87
  • 01-05Roberto Gerhard: Composer, dies at 73
  • 01-07Robert [Harriot] Barrat: Actor (Bad Lands, Go West), dies at 81
  • 01-08Jani Christou: Composer, dies on 44th birthday
  • 01-10Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev: USSR, Cosmonaut (Voskhod II), dies at 44
  • 01-12Blanche Stuart Scott: US pilot, dies at 84
  • 01-14John J "Johnny" Murphy: US baseball pitcher (New York Yankees), dies at 61
  • 01-16Armijn Pane: Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61
  • 01-17Billy Stewart: Singer (I Do Love You), dies in auto-accident at 32
  • 01-18David O McKay: 9th Mormon President, dies at 96
  • 01-19Hal March: Actor (Atomic Kit, Outrage, Yankee Pasha), dies at 49
  • 01-24James "Shep" Shepherd: Rocker (Shep & Limelites), beaten to death
  • 01-25Eunice Hunton Carter: 1st black female DA in NY, dies at 70
  • 01-25Marie Benavente: Actress (Paradise), dies at 84
  • 01-27Ed Ford: Comedian (Can You Top This?), dies at 72
  • 01-29Basil H Liddell Hart: English military historian, dies at 74
  • 01-30Malcolm Keen: English actor (Uncle Chris-Mama), dies at 82
  • 01-31Slim Harpo [James Moore]: Rocker, dies at 28
  • 02-01Blaz Arnic: Composer, dies at 69
  • 02-02Bertrand Russell: Philosopher, British MP, dies in Merioneth at 97
  • 02-02Jaroslav Vogel: Composer, dies at 76
  • 02-06Roscoe Karns: Actor (Captain Shafer-Hennesey), dies at 78
  • 02-11Emil Abranyi: Composer, dies at 87
  • 02-12Andre Souris: Composer, dies at 79
  • 02-17Agnon [SJ Czaczkes]: Hebrew writer (Nobel 1966), dies at 81
  • 02-17Alfred Newman: US composer, dies at 69
  • 02-17Schmuel J Agnon: Novelist (Nobel 1966)
  • 02-18Desiderius A Stracke: Flemish Jesuit / literature historian, dies at 94

Events in year of 1971

  • 01-01Cigarette advertisements banned on TV
  • 01-02A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66
  • 01-03Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17 in AFC championship game
  • 01-04Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected Governor of Virgin Is
  • 01-04Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims
  • 01-051st one-day international, Australia vs. England at the MCG
  • 01-05Globetrotters lose 100-99 to New Jersey Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak
  • 01-06Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
  • 01-06Cecil Partee elected President pro tem of Illinois State Senate
  • 01-0829 pilot whales beach themselves and die at San Clemente Island, California
  • 01-08Voyageurs National Park, Minn established
  • 01-09"Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic NYC after 19 performances
  • 01-10"Light, Lively & Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 01-10Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur
  • 01-111st "Quickie" Divorce granted in the UK
  • 01-11Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, sufferes a heart attack, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves
  • 01-12"All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
  • 01-12"Soon" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 01-12Fed grand jury indicts Rev Philip Berrigan and 5 others, including a nun and 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger
  • 01-13"Soon" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 01-14John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs
  • 01-15"Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances
  • 01-15Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt
  • 01-15George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord"
  • 01-16Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7)
  • 01-17Super Bowl V: Baltimore Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Chuck Howley, Dallas, LB
  • 01-18Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in NY, to become WWF champ
  • 01-19"No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St. Theater NYC for 861 performances
  • 01-1924th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston
  • 01-20Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8)

People born in year of 1971

  • 01-01Beno Bryant: WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 01-01Bobby Holik: Jihlava, Czechoslovakia -- NHL left wing (New Jersey Devils, Team Czech Rep)
  • 01-01Bridget Pettis: WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 01-01Kevin Lee: NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • 01-01Kevin Mitchell: NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
  • 01-02Aaron Williams: NBA center (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 01-02Brad Parpan: WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
  • 01-02Horace Copeland: NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 01-03Cory Cross: Lloydminster -- NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 01-03Rene van Rijswijk: Dutch soccer player (RKC)
  • 01-04Carlos Perez: Dominican / US baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 01-04Deb Sonnenberg: Edmonton, Alberta -- Softball pitcher (1996 Olympics)
  • 01-04Errol Brown: CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 01-04Garrison Hearst: NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals, SF 49ers)
  • 01-04Jeremy Licht: Los Angeles, California -- Actor (Mark-Valerie / Hogan Family)
  • 01-04Orlanda Truitt: Wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • 01-05Eric Smith: NFL / WLAF wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Scotland Claymores)
  • 01-05Hillary Butler: WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 01-05Jason Bates: Downey, California -- Infielder (Colorado Rockies)
  • 01-06Jed DeVries: NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns)
  • 01-06Mike Wells: NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
  • 01-06Myron Baker: NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • 01-07Bobby Hamilton: NFL / WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals, New York Jets)
  • 01-07Masato Itai: WLAF wide receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 01-07Todd Yeaman: NFL defensive tackle (New York Giants)
  • 01-08Billy Joe Hobert: NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 01-08Branislav Janos: Hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 01-08Brenda Lee Armstrong: Albert Lea, Minnesota -- Miss Minn-America (1991)
  • 01-08Brook Mahealani Lee: Miss Universe / Miss USA (1997-Hawaii)
  • 01-08Darren Langdon: Deere Lake -- NHL left wing (NY Rangers)

People died in year of 1971

  • 01-05Sonny Liston: World Champ hw boxer (1962-64), found dead at 36
  • 01-07Dick Kollmar: Actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), dies at 60
  • 01-07Madame Spivy [LeVoe]: Actress (All Fall Down), dies at 64
  • 01-08Adriano Lualdi: Composer, dies at 85
  • 01-10Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel: French fashion designer, dies at 87
  • 01-13Bernard "Heinz" Lammerding: German SS-General / contractor (Tulle), dies at 65
  • 01-13Robert Still: Composer, dies at 60
  • 01-14Ethel Glenn Hier: Composer, dies at 82
  • 01-15John Dall: Actor (Corn is Green, Rope), dies of heart attack at 50
  • 01-16Kermit Maynard: Cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68
  • 01-18Catherine Calvert: Actress (Fires of Faith), dies of a stroke at 80
  • 01-20Gilbert M Anderson: Actor (1st Movie Cowboy), dies at 88
  • 01-21Richard B Russell: (Sen-D-Ga), dies at 73
  • 02-11Whitney Young, Jr.: National Urban League director, drowns in Nigeria
  • 02-12George Shelton: Actor (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 86
  • 02-12James Cash Penney: US founder (J C Penney), dies at 95
  • 02-15Marian Viktorovich Koval: Composer, dies at 63
  • 02-17Teddy Hart: Actor (3 Men on a Horse), dies at 73
  • 02-21Adolph Weiss: Composer, dies at 79
  • 02-22Barry Macollum: Actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 81
  • 02-22Matt McHugh: Actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast), dies at 77
  • 02-22Rudolf Mauersberger: Composer, dies at 82
  • 02-23King Lockwood: Dies of a stroke at 73
  • 02-26Fernandel [Contandin]: French actor (Death of Champion), dies at 67
  • 02-26Joseph Berg: Composer, dies at 43
  • 02-26Joseph Desire Fernandel: Comedian, dies of cancer at 67
  • 02-26Tullio Carminati: Actor (Roman Holiday, Moulin Rouge), dies at 76
  • 03-02Charles W Engelhard: US silver multi-millionaire, dies at 54
  • 03-05Winnie Lightner: Actress (Gold Dust Gertie, Sit Tight), dies at 71
  • 03-08Harold Lloyd: US comic / actor (Why Worry), dies of cancer at 77