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Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. It is the Unix epoch time and it was also the first year of the 1970s.



  • January 1UNIX epoch begins.
  • January 5
    • The first episode of US soap opera All My Children is broadcast on the ABC television network.
    • An earthquake (Richter Scale 7.7 magnitude) at Yunnan, China kills at least 15,621.
  • January 12Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
  • January 14Diana Ross & The Supremes perform their farewell live concert together at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. Ross's replacement, Jean Terrell, is introduced onstage at the end of the last show.
  • January 15 – After a 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria, Biafran forces under Philip Effiong formally surrender to General Yakubu Gowon.
  • January 20 – The Greater London Council announces its plans for the Thames Barrier at Woolwich to prevent flooding (the barrier opens in 1981).
  • January 21
    • Five lifeboatmen are killed when a Fraserburgh, Scotland vessel, The Duchess of Kent, capsizes.
    • Pan American Airways offers the first commercially scheduled 747 service from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
  • January 26Mick Jagger is fined £200 for possession of cannabis.

January 20: Thames Barrier is planned.


  • February 1 – A train collision near Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 236.
  • February 10 – An avalanche at Val d'Isère, France kills 39 tourists.
  • February 11Ōsumi, Japan's first satellite, is launched on a Lambda-4 rocket.
  • February 13Black Sabbath's debut album, Black Sabbath released; often regarded as the first true heavy metal album.
  • February 14 – The iconic live album The Who: Live at Leeds is recorded.
  • February 17
    • MacDonald family massacre: Jeffrey R. MacDonald kills his wife and children at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, claiming that drugged-out "hippies" did it.

      February 11: Ōsumi (satellite) launched

    • Author David Irving is ordered to pay £40,000 libel damages to Capt. John Broome over his book The Destruction of Convoy PQ17.
  • February 18 – A jury finds the Chicago Seven defendants not guilty of conspiring to incite a riot, in charges stemming from the violence at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Five of the defendants are found guilty on the lesser charge of crossing state lines to incite a riot.
  • February 19Poseidon bubble: shares in Australian nickel mining company Poseidon NL, which stood at $0.80 in September 1969, peak at around $280 before the speculative bubble bursts.
  • February 21 – Construction begins on the Boğaziçi Bridge crossing the Bosphorus in Istanbul.
  • February 22Guyana becomes a Republic within the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • February 26Chevrolet release the second generation Camaro.


  • March 1Rhodesia severs its last tie with the United Kingdom, declaring itself a republic.
  • March 5 – The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect, after ratification by 56 nations.
  • March 6
    • A bomb being constructed by members of the Weathermen and meant to be planted at a military dance in New Jersey, explodes, killing 3 members of the organization.
    • Süleyman Demirel of AP forms the new government of Turkey (32nd government)
  • March 7
    • Citroën introduces the SM at the Geneva Auto Salon
    • A Solar Eclipse passes along the Atlantic coast region. Totality was visible across southern Mexico and across the southeast coast of the United States, Nantucket, and Nova Scotia.
  • March 12 – Teenagers in the United Kingdom vote for the first time, in a by-election in Bridgwater.
  • March 15 – The Expo '70 World's Fair opens in Suita, Osaka, Japan.
  • March 16 – The complete New English Bible is published.
  • March 17My Lai massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident.
  • March 18
  • March 20 – Agency for Cultural and Technical Co-operation (ACCT) (Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique).
  • March 21
    • The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto.
    • "All Kinds of Everything", sung by Dana (music and text by Derry Lindsay and Jackie Smith), wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1970 for Ireland.
  • March 31
    • NASA's Explorer 1, the first American satellite and Explorer program spacecraft, reenters Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit.
    • Japan Airlines Flight 351, carrying 131 passengers and 7 crew from Tokyo to Fukuoka, is hijacked by Japanese Red Army members. All passengers are eventually freed.

April 17: Apollo 13 crew after splashdown.


  • April 1
    • American President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, banning cigarette television advertisements in the United States with effect from January 1, 1971.
    • American Motors Corporation introduces the Gremlin.
  • April 6BBC Radio 4 broadcasts the first edition of PM.
  • April 8
    • A huge gas explosion at a subway construction site in Osaka, Japan kills 79 and injures over 400.
    • Israeli Air Force F4 Phantom II fighter bombers kill forty-seven Egyptian school children at an elementary school in what is known as Bahr el-Baqar massacre. The single-floor school was hit by five bombs and two air-to-ground missiles.
  • April 10Paul McCartney announces that the Beatles have disbanded, while at the same press conference, announcing the release of his first solo album. The Elton John album is released, the second album by Elton John, but the first to chart and the first to be released in America.
  • April 11
    • An avalanche at a tuberculosis sanatorium in the French Alps kills 74, mostly young boys.
    • Apollo program: Apollo 13 (Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, Jack Swigert) is launched toward the Moon.
    • Chelsea and Leeds united draw 2-2 in the 1970 FA cup final it went to at replay at Old Trafford.
  • April 13 – An oxygen tank in the Apollo 13 spacecraft explodes, forcing the crew to abort the mission and return in 4 days.

April 1: New car: AMC Gremlin.

  • April 16
    • Rev. Ian Paisley wins a by-election to gain a seat in the House of Commons of Northern Ireland.
    • The National Westminster Bank begins trading in the United Kingdom.
  • April 17Apollo program: Apollo 13 splashes down safely in the Pacific.
  • April 21 – The Hutt River Province Principality secedes from Australia.
  • April 22 – The first Earth Day is celebrated in the U.S.
  • April 24 – China's first satellite (Dong Fang Hong 1) is launched into orbit using a Long March-1 Rocket (CZ-1).
  • April 26World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
  • April 29 – The U.S. invades Cambodia to hunt out the Viet Cong; widespread, large antiwar protests occur in the U.S.


  • May 1 – Demonstrations against the trial of the New Haven Nine, Bobby Seale, and Ericka Huggins draw 12,000. President Richard Nixon orders U.S. forces to cross into neutral Cambodia, threatening to widen the Vietnam War, sparking nationwide riots and leading to the Kent State Shootings.
  • May 4Kent State shootings: Four students at Kent State University in Ohio are killed and 9 wounded by Ohio National Guardsmen, at a protest against the incursion into Cambodia.
  • May 6
    • Arms Crisis in the Republic of Ireland: Charles Haughey and Neil Blaney are dismissed as members of the Irish Government, for accusations of their involvement in a plot to import arms for use by the Provisional IRA in Northern Ireland.
    • Feyenoord wins the European Cup after a 2–1 win over Celtic.
  • May 8
    • Hard Hat riot: Unionized construction workers attack about 1,000 students and others protesting the Kent State shootings near the intersection of Wall Street and Broad Street and at New York City Hall.
    • The Beatles release their 12th and final album, Let It Be.
    • The New York Knicks win their first NBA championship, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 113-99 in Game 7 of the world championship series at Madison Square Garden.
  • May 9 – In Washington, D.C., 100,000 people demonstrate against the Vietnam War.
  • May 10 – The Boston Bruins win their first Stanley Cup since 1941 when Bobby Orr scores a goal 40 seconds into overtime for a 4-3 victory which completed a four-game sweep of the St. Louis Blues.
  • May 11
  • May 14
    • Ulrike Meinhof helps Andreas Baader escape.
    • In the second day of violent demonstrations at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, state law enforcement officers fire into the demonstrators, killing 2 and injuring 12.
  • May 17Thor Heyerdahl sets sail from Morocco on the papyrus boat Ra II, to sail the Atlantic Ocean.
  • May 23 – A fire occurs in the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Strait near Bangor, Caernarfonshire, Wales, contributing to its partial destruction and amounting to approximately £1,000,000 worth of fire damage.
  • May 24 – The scientific drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the USSR.
  • May 26 – The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
  • May 27 – A British expedition climbs the south face of Annapurna I.
  • May 31
    • The 1970 Ancash earthquake causes a landslide that buries the town of Yungay, Peru; more than 47,000 people are killed.
    • The 1970 FIFA World Cup is inaugurated in Mexico.


  • June 1Soyuz 9, a two man spacecraft, is launched in the Soviet Union.
  • June 2Norway announces that it has rich oil deposits off its North Sea coast.
  • June 4Tonga gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • June 6 – A D-Day celebration is held in Washington, D.C..
  • June 7The Who become the first act to perform rock music (their rock opera, Tommy) at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.
  • June 8 – A coup in Argentina brings a new junta of service chiefs; on June 18, Roberto M. Levingston becomes President.
  • June 11 – The United States gets its first female generals: Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington.
  • June 12N.D.F.L.O.A.G. guerrillas attack military garrisons at Izki and Nizwa in Oman.
  • June 18United Kingdom general election, 1970: the Conservative Party wins and Edward Heath becomes Prime Minister, ousting the Labour government of Harold Wilson after nearly six years in power. The election result was something of a surprise, as most of the opinion polls had predicted a third successive Labour win.[1]
  • June 21
    • Brazil defeats Italy 4–1 to win the 1970 FIFA World Cup.
    • Penn Central declares Section 77 bankruptcy, largest ever US corporate bankruptcy up to this date.
  • June 24 – The United States Senate repeals the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.
  • June 28 – U.S. ground troops withdraw from Cambodia.
  • June 30Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati opens.


  • July 1
    • Colorado State College changes its name to University of Northern Colorado.
    • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is subordinated to Public Health Service.
  • July 3 – The French Army detonates a 914 kiloton thermonuclear device in the Mururoa Atoll. It is their fourth and largest nuclear test.
  • July 4
    • A chartered Dan-Air De Havilland Comet crashes into the mountains north of Barcelona; at least 112 people are killed.
    • Bob Hope and other entertainers gather in Washington, D.C. for Honor America Day, a nonpartisan holiday event.
    • Longtime radio music countdown show American Top 40 debuts on 5 U.S. stations with Casey Kasem as host.
  • July 5Air Canada Flight 621 crashes at Toronto International Airport, Toronto, Ontario; all 109 passengers and crew are killed.
  • July 11 – The first tunnel under the Pyrenees links the towns of Aragnouet (France) and Bielsa (Spain).
  • July 12Thor Heyerdahl's papyrus boat Ra II arrives in Barbados.
  • July 16Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh opens.
  • July 21 – The Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed.
  • July 23
    • Said bin Taimur, Sultan of Muscat and Oman, is deposed in a palace coup by his son, Qaboos.
    • Two CS gas canisters are thrown into the chamber of the British House of Commons.
  • July 30 – Damages totalling £485,528 are awarded to 28 Thalidomide victims.
  • July 31NBC anchor Chet Huntley retires from full-time broadcasting.


  • August 7Harold Haley, Marin County Superior Court Judge, is taken hostage and murdered, in an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.
  • August 17August 18 – The U.S. sinks 418 containers of nerve gas into the Gulf Stream near the Bahamas.
  • August 17Venera program: Venera 7 is launched. It later becomes the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet.
  • August 26 – The Women's Strike for Equality takes place down Fifth Avenue in New York City.
  • August 26August 30 – The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 takes place on East Afton Farm off the coast of England. Some 600,000 people attend the largest rock festival of all time. Artists include Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, Chicago, Richie Havens, John Sebastian, Joan Baez, Ten Years After, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Jethro Tull.
  • August 29Rubén Salazar is shot and killed during a rally in East Los Angeles.


  • September 1 – An assassination attempt against King Hussein of Jordan precipitates the Black September crisis.
  • September 3September 6 – Israeli forces fight Palestinian guerrillas in southern Lebanon.
  • September 5Vietnam WarOperation Jefferson Glenn: The United States 101st Airborne Division and the South Vietnamese 1st Infantry Division initiate a new operation in Thua Thien Province (the operation ends in October 1971).
  • September 6Dawson's Field hijackings, The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacks 4 passenger aircraft from Pan Am, TWA and Swissair on flights to New York from Brussels, Frankfurt and Zürich.
  • September 7
    • An anti-war rally is held at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, attended by John Kerry, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland.
    • Fighting breaks out between Arab guerrillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan.
  • September 8September 10 – The Jordanian government and Palestinian guerrillas make truces they keep breaking.
  • September 9
  • September 10
    • Cambodian government forces break the siege of Kompong Tho after 3 months.
    • The Chevrolet Vega is introduced.
  • September 11 – The Ford Pinto is introduced.
  • September 13 – The first New York City Marathon begins.
  • September 15 – King Hussein of Jordan forms a military government with Muhammad Daoud as the prime minister.
  • September 18
    • Jimi Hendrix dies in London of drug related complications.
    • Black Sabbath releases its second album, Paranoid
  • September 20
    • Syrian armored forces cross the Jordanian border.
    • Luna 16 lands on the Moon and lifts off the next day with samples. It lands on Earth September 24.
  • September 21
    • Palestinian armored forces reinforce Palestinian guerrillas in Irbidi, Jordan.
    • Monday Night Football debuts on ABC; the Cleveland Browns defeat the New York Jets 31-21 in front of more than 85,000 fans at Cleveland Stadium.
  • September 22
    • The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) is founded.
    • Tunku Abdul Rahman resigns as prime minister of Malaysia, and is succeeded by his deputy Tun Abdul Razak.
  • September 23 – The first women's only tennis tournament begins in Houston, known as the Houston Women's Invitation.
  • September 26 – The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, burning 175,425 acres (709.920 km2).
  • September 27Richard Nixon begins a tour of Europe, visiting Italy, Yugoslavia, Spain, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • September 28Gamal Abdal Nasser dies; Vice President Anwar Sadat is named temporary president of Egypt.
  • September 29
    • The U.S. Congress gives President Richard Nixon authority to sell arms to Israel.
    • In Berlin, Baader-Meinhof Gang members rob 3 banks, with loot totaling over DM200,000.


  • October 2 – The Wichita State University football team's "Gold" plane crashes in Colorado, killing most of the players. They were on their way (along with administrators and fans) to a game with Utah State University.
  • October 3
    • In Lebanon, the government of Prime Minister Rashid Karami resigns.
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    • National Weather Service of NOAA.
    • NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps.
  • October 4
    • In Bolivia, Army Commander General Rogelio Miranda and a group of officers rebel and demand the resignation of President Alfredo Ovando Candía, who fires him.
    • National Educational Television ends operations, being succeeded by PBS.
    • In Los Angeles, Rock and blues singer Janis Joplin dies in her hotel room, from an overdose of heroin.
  • October 5
    • U.S. President Richard Nixon's European tour ends.
    • The Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) kidnaps James Cross in Montreal and demands release of all its imprisoned members. The next day the Canadian government announces it will not meet the demand, beginning Quebec's October Crisis.
    • The Public Broadcasting Service begins broadcasting.
  • October 6
    • Bolivian President Alfredo Ovando Candía resigns; General Rogelio Miranda takes over but resigns soon after.
    • French President Georges Pompidou visits the Soviet Union.
  • October 7 – General Juan José Torres becomes the new President of Bolivia.
  • October 8
    • The U.S. Foreign Office announces that renewal of arms sales to Pakistan.
    • Soviet author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
    • Vietnam War: In Paris, a Communist delegation rejects U.S. President Richard Nixon's October 7 peace proposal as "a maneuver to deceive world opinion."
  • October 9 – The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia which begins the Civil War with the Khmer Rouge.
  • October 10
    • Fiji becomes independent.
    • October Crisis: In Montreal, Quebec, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group.
  • October 11 – Eleven French soldiers are killed in a shootout with rebels in Chad.
  • October 12Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas.
  • October 13
  • October 14 – A Chinese nuclear test is conducted in Lop Nor.
  • October 15
    • In Egypt, a referendum supports Anwar Sadat 90.04%.
    • A section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses into the river below, killing 35 construction workers.
    • The Baltimore Orioles defeat the Cincinnati Reds in Game 5 of the World Series, 9–3, to win the series 4 games to 1 for their 2nd World Championship.
    • The domestic Soviet Aeroflot Flight 244 is hijacked and diverted to Turkey.
  • October 16October Crisis: The Canadian government declares a state of emergency and outlaws the Quebec Liberation Front.
  • October 17
    • October Crisis: Pierre Laporte is found murdered in south Montreal.
    • A cholera epidemic breaks out in Istanbul.
    • Anwar Sadat officially becomes President of Egypt.
  • October 20
    • The Soviet Union launches the Zond 8 lunar probe.
    • Egyptian president Anwar Sadat names Mahmoud Fawzi as his prime minister.
  • October 21 – A U.S. Air Force plane makes an emergency landing near Leninakan, Soviet Union. The Soviets release the American officers, including 2 generals, November 10.
  • October 22Chilean army commander René Schneider is shot in Santiago; the government declares a state of emergency. Schneider dies October 25.
  • October 24Salvador Allende is elected President of Chile.
  • October 25 – The wreck of the Confederate submarine Hunley is found off Charleston, South Carolina, by pioneer underwater archaeologist, Dr. E. Lee Spence,[2] then just 22 years old. Hunley was the first submarine in history to sink a ship in warfare.
  • October 26Garry Trudeau's comic strip Doonesbury debuts in approximately two dozen newspapers in the United States.
  • October 28
    • In Jordan, the government of Ahmed Toukan resigns; the next prime minister is Wasfi Al-Tal.
    • A cholera outbreak in eastern Slovakia causes Hungary to close its border with Czechoslovakia.
    • Gary Gabelich drives the rocket-powered Blue Flame to an official world land speed record of 622.287 mph (1 001.452 863 km/h) on the dry lake bed of the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The record, the first above 1 000 km/h, stands for nearly 13 years.
  • October 30 – In Vietnam, the worst monsoon to hit the area in 6 years causes large floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam War.


  • November 1Club Cinq-Sept fire in Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France, kills 146.
  • November 3
    • Democrats sweep the U.S. Congressional midterm elections; Ronald Reagan is reelected governor of California; Jimmy Carter is elected governor of Georgia.
    • Salvador Allende becomes president of Chile.
  • November 4
    • Vietnam WarVietnamization: The United States turns control of the air base in the Mekong Delta to South Vietnam.
    • Social workers in Los Angeles, California take custody of Genie, a girl who had been kept in solitary confinement since her birth.
  • November 5 – Vietnam War: The United States Military Assistance Command in Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in 5 years (24 soldiers die that week, which is the fifth consecutive week the death toll is below 50; 431 are reported wounded that week, however).
  • November 8
    • Egypt, Libya and Sudan announce their intentions to form a federation.
    • Tom Dempsey, who was born with a deformed right foot and right hand, set a National Football League record by kicking a 63-yard field goal to lift the New Orleans Saints to a 19-17 victory over the Detroit Lions at Tulane Stadium.
  • November 9
    • The Soviet Union launches Luna 17.
    • Vietnam War: The Supreme Court of the United States votes 6–3 not to hear a case by the state of Massachusetts, about the constitutionality of a state law granting Massachusetts residents the right to refuse military service in an undeclared war.
  • November 10 – Vietnam War – Vietnamization: For the first time in 5 years, an entire week ends with no reports of United States combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.
  • November 12 – Soviet author Andrei Amalrik is sentenced to 3 years for 'anti-Soviet' writings.
  • November 13
    • Hafez al-Assad comes to power in Syria, following a military coup within the Ba'ath party.
    • 1970 Bhola cyclone: A 120-mph (193 km/h) tropical cyclone hits the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people (considered the 20th century's worst cyclone disaster).
  • November 14
    • Southern Airlines Flight 932 crashes in Wayne County, West Virginia; all 75 on board, including 37 players and 5 coaches from the Marshall University football team, are killed.
    • The Soviet Union enters the ICAO, making Russian the fourth official language of the organization.
  • November 16 – The Lockheed L-1011 Tristar flies for the first time.
  • November 17
    • Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre.
    • Luna program: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world, and is released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.
  • November 18
    • U.S. President Richard Nixon asks the U.S. Congress for US$155 million in supplemental aid for the Cambodian government (US$85 million is for military assistance to prevent the overthrow of the government of Premier Lon Nol by the Khmer Rouge and North Vietnam).
    • The United Nations Security Council demands that no government recognize Rhodesia.
  • November 19European Economic Community prime ministers meet in Munich.
  • November 21
    • Syrian Prime Minister Hafez al-Assad forms a new government but retains the post of defense minister.
    • In Ethiopia, the Eritrean Liberation Front kills an Ethiopian general.
    • Vietnam WarOperation Ivory Coast: A joint Air Force and Army team raids the Son Tay prison camp in an attempt to free American POWs thought to be held there (no Americans are killed, but the prisoners have already moved to another camp; all U.S. POWs are moved to a handful of central prison complexes as a result of this raid).
  • November 22Guinean president Sekou Toure accuses Portugal of an attack when hundreds of mercenaries land near the capital Conakry.
  • November 23November 24 – The Guinean army repels the landing attempts.
  • November 23Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! makes its network TV debut, when CBS telecasts the 1955 film version as a 3-hour Thanksgiving special.
  • November 25November 29 – A U.N. delegation arrives to investigate the Guinea situation.
  • November 25 – In Tokyo, author and Tatenokai militia leader Yukio Mishima and his followers take over the headquarters of the Japan Self-Defense Forces. After Mishima's speech fails to sway public opinion towards his right-wing political beliefs, he commits seppuku.
  • November 26
    • East Pakistan leader Sheik Mujibur Rahman accuses the central government of negligence in catastrophe relief.
    • Pope Paul VI begins an Asian tour.
  • November 27 – Bolivian artist Benjamin Mendoza tries to assassinate Pope Paul VI during his visit in Manila.
  • November 30British Caledonian Airways Ltd. (BCal) is formed.


  • December 1
  • December 2 – The United States Environmental Protection Agency begins operations.
  • December 3 – October Crisis: In Montreal, Quebec, kidnapped British Trade Commissioner James Cross is released by the Front de libération du Québec terrorist group after being held hostage for 60 days. Police negotiate his release and in return the Government of Canada grants 5 terrorists from the FLQ's Chenier Cell their request for safe passage to Cuba.
  • December 3 – Burgos Trial: In Burgos, Spain, the trial of 16 Basque terrorism suspects begins.
  • December 4
    • The Spanish government declares a 3-month martial law in the Basque county of Guipuzco, over strikes and demonstrations.
    • The U.N. announces that Portuguese navy and army units were responsible for the attempted invasion of Guinea.
  • December 5
    • The Asian and Australian tour of Pope Paul VI ends.
    • Fluminense wins the Brazil Football Championship.
  • December 7
    • Giovanni Enrico Bucher, the Swiss ambassador to Brazil, is kidnapped in Rio de Janeiro; kidnappers demand the release of 70 political prisoners.
    • The U.N. General Assembly supports the isolation of South Africa for its apartheid policies.
    • During his visit to the Polish capital, German Chancellor Willy Brandt goes down on his knees in front of a monument to the victims of the Warsaw Ghetto.
  • December 12 – A landslide in western Colombia leaves 200 dead.
  • December 13 – The government of Poland announces food price increases. Riots and looting lead to a bloody confrontation between the rioters and the government on December 15, and martial law December 17–22.
  • December 15
    • The USSR's Venera 7 becomes the first spacecraft to land successfully on Venus and transmit data back to Earth.
    • The South Korean ferry Namyong Ho capsizes off Korean Strait; 308 people are killed.
  • December 16 – The Ethiopian government declares a state of emergency in the county of Eritrea over the activities of the Eritrean Liberation Front.
  • December 20
    • General Secretary of the Polish Communist Party, Władysław Gomułka, resigns; Edward Gierek replaces him.
    • An Egyptian delegation leaves for Moscow to ask for economic and military aid.
  • December 22
    • The Libyan Revolutionary Council declares that it will nationalize all foreign banks in the country.
    • Franz Stangl, the ex-commander of Treblinka, is sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • December 23
    • The Polish government freezes food prices for 2 years.
    • The Bolivian government releases Régis Debray.
    • The North Tower of the World Trade Center is topped out at 1,368 feet (417 m), making it the tallest building in the world.
  • December 25 – The ETA releases Eugen Beihl.
  • December 27India's president declares new elections.
  • December 28
    • Burgos Trial: Three Basques are sentenced to death (3 twice), others sentenced to 12 to 62 years, and one is released.
    • The suspected killers of Pierre Laporte, Jacques and Paul Rose and Francis Sunard, are arrested near Montreal.
  • December 29 – U.S. President Richard Nixon signs into law the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
  • December 30
    • In Viscaya, Spain, Basque county, 15,000 go on strike to protest the Burgos trial death sentences.
    • Francisco Franco commutes the death sentences of the Burgos Trial defendants to 30 years in prison.
  • December 31Paul McCartney sues in Great Britain to dissolve the Beatles' legal partnership.

Date unknown[]

  • The first Regional Technical Colleges open in Ireland.
  • Sada Abe, Japanese former prostitute and later actress, disappears.
  • The Sweet Track, the world's oldest engineered roadway, is discovered in England.
  • Alvin Toffler publishes his book Future Shock.
  • Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

World population[]

World population
1970 1965 1975
World 3,692,492,000 3,334,874,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 357,618,000 4,068,109,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 375,617,000
Africa 357,283,000 313,744,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 43,539,000 408,160,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 50,877,000
Asia 2,143,118,000 1,899,424,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 243,694,000 2,397,512,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 254,394,000
Europe 655,855,000 634,026,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 21,829,000 675,542,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 19,687,000
Latin-America 284,856,000 250,452,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 34,404,000 321,906,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 37,050,000
North America 231,937,000 219,570,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 12,367,000 243,425,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 11,488,000
Oceania 19,443,000 17,657,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 1,786,000 21,564,000 Green Arrow Up.svg 2,121,000



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  • January 4Chris Kanyon, American professional wrestler (d. 2010)
  • January 6
    • Julie Chen, American television host
    • Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player and model
    • Keenan McCardell former NFL wide receiver who attended UNLV
  • January 7
    • Todd Day, American basketball player
    • Doug E. Doug, American comedian, actor and director
  • January 9 - Lara Fabian, Canadian/Belgian singer
  • January 12 - Zack de la Rocha, American musician
  • January 13Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (d. 2004)
  • January 15Shane McMahon, American professional wrestler and wrestling executive
  • January 17
    • Jeremy Roenick, American hockey player
    • Genndy Tartakovsky, Russian animator
  • January 18DJ Quik, American rapper and producer
  • January 19
    • Tim Foster, British rower
    • Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian
  • January 20Skeet Ulrich, American actor
  • January 22Alex Ross, American comic artist
  • January 24Matthew Lillard, American actor
  • January 29
    • Heather Graham, American actress
    • Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Indian shooter
  • January 31Minnie Driver, English actress


Simon Pegg

  • February 1Malik Sealy, American basketball player (d. 2000)
  • February 3Keith Carney, American hockey player
  • February 8
    • Alonzo Mourning, American basketball player
    • John Filan, Australian footballer
    • Stephanie Courtney, American actress and comedian
  • February 9Glenn McGrath, Australian test cricketer
  • February 14
    • Sean Hill, American hockey player
    • Simon Pegg, British comedian, actor and writer
  • February 17Dominic Purcell, English-Australian actor
  • February 18Raine Maida, Canadian musician and beat poet
  • February 21Dayna Devon, American news anchor
  • February 22Dominic Roussel, Canadian ice hockey player
  • February 24Jeff Garcia, American football player
  • February 26
    • Linda Brava, Finnish violinist
    • Cathrine Lindahl, Swedish curler
  • February 27Matthias Lechner, German art director
  • February 28
    • Daniel Handler, American author
    • Noureddine Morceli, Algerian athlete


Rachel Weisz

Queen Latifah

Vince Vaughn

  • March 5
    • John Frusciante, American rock musician
    • Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress
  • March 7
    • Vladislav Adelkhanov, Russian classical violinist and writer
    • Jeff Hordley, English actor (Emmerdale's 'Cain Dingle')
    • Rachel Weisz, British actress
  • March 8Jason Elam, American football player
  • March 9Martin Johnson, English rugby player
  • March 10Antonio Edwards, American football player
  • March 16Paul Oscar (Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson), Icelandic pop singer, songwriter and disc jockey
  • March 18Queen Latifah, American rapper, record producer, and actress
  • March 20Michele Jaffe, U.S.American novelist
  • March 21Niiyama Shiho, Japanese voice actress
  • March 22Leontien van Moorsel, Dutch cyclist
  • March 24
    • Lara Flynn Boyle, American actress
    • Sharon Corr, Irish musician (The Corrs)
  • March 27
    • Elizabeth Mitchell, American actress
    • Leila Pahlavi, Iranian princess (d. 2001)
  • March 28Vince Vaughn, American actor, writer, and producer


Uma Thurman

  • April 4
    • Sean Kelly, Canadian musician
    • Barry Pepper, Canadian actor
    • Wendy Bell, American news reader
  • April 5Miho Hatori, Japanese singer and songwriter
  • April 10Q-Tip, American musician and actor
  • April 11Trevor Linden, Canadian hockey player
  • April 13
    • Rick Schroder, American actor
    • Eduardo Capetillo, Mexican actor and singer
  • April 15Flex Alexander, American actor
  • April 18Heike Friedrich, German swimmer
  • April 19Luis Miguel, Mexican singer
  • April 20Adriano Moraes, Brazilian rodeo performer
  • April 21Nicole Sullivan, American actress, comedian, and writer
  • April 22Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer, actress, model and record producer
  • April 23
    • Sadao Abe, Japanese actor
    • Andrew Gee, Australian rugby league footballer
    • Hans Välimäki, Finnish cook
  • April 25Jason Lee, American skateboarder and actor
  • April 28Diego Simeone, Argentine footballer and manager
  • April 29
    • Andre Agassi, American tennis player
    • Uma Thurman, American actress


Tina Fey

Joseph Fiennes

  • May 3Jeffrey Sebelia, American fashion designer
  • May 4
    • Will Arnett, Canadian actor
    • Karla Homolka, Canadian serial killer and rapist
  • May 5
    • Kyan Douglas, Television personality
    • LaPhonso Ellis, American basketball player
    • Todd Newton, American television personality
  • May 6
    • Kavan Smith, Canadian actor
    • Roland Kun, Nauruan politician
  • May 8
    • Michael Bevan, Australian cricketer
    • Luis Enrique, Spanish footballer
  • May 9Doug Christie, NBA basketball player and TV personality
  • May 12
    • Eric Champion, American Christian musician
    • Samantha Mathis, American actress
  • May 15
    • Ronald de Boer and Frank de Boer, Dutch footballers
    • Rod Smith, American football player
  • May 16Gabriela Sabatini, Argentine tennis player
  • May 17Jordan Knight, American singer (New Kids on the Block)
  • May 18Tina Fey, American writer, comedian, and actress
  • May 19
    • K.J. Choi, South Korean golfer
    • Mario Dumont, Canadian politician
    • Jason Gray-Stanford, Canadian actor
  • May 20Terrell Brandon, American basketball player
  • May 22Naomi Campbell, British model and actress
  • May 23Robert Peirce, American attorney
  • May 24Jeff Zgonina, American football player
  • May 25
    • Jamie Kennedy, American actor and comedian
    • Satsuki Yukino, Japanese voice actress
  • May 26Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese cartoonist
  • May 27Joseph Fiennes, English actor
  • May 30Jeffrey Sebelia, American fashion designer


Paul Thomas Anderson

Chris O'Donnell

  • June 3
    • Ammon McNeely, American rock climber
    • Peter Tägtgren, Swedish musician
  • June 4
    • Izabella Scorupco, Polish actress
    • Deborah Compagnoni, Italian alpine skier
  • June 6
    • Anthony Norris, American professional wrestler
    • Andrian Dushev, Bulgarian canoeist
  • June 7
    • Ronaldo da Costa, Brazilian long-distance runner
    • Mike Modano, American hockey player
  • June 8
    • Gabrielle Giffords, American politician
    • Kelli Williams, American actress
  • June 13
    • Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (d. 2004)
    • Rivers Cuomo, American musician
  • June 15
    • Leah Remini, American actress
    • Claus Norreen, Danish musician and record producer (Aqua)
  • June 16
    • Phil Mickelson, American golfer
    • Younus AlGohar, British spiritualist, author, poet, sufi & humanitarian
  • June 17
    • Sasha Sokol, Mexican singer
    • Will Forte, American writer, actor and comedian
  • June 18Katie Derham, British newsreader
  • June 19Quincy Watts, American athlete
  • June 20
    • Russell Garcia, British field hockey player
    • Moulay Rachid, Prince of Morocco
  • June 21Pete Rock, American rapper/DJ/producer
  • June 22
    • Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician, artist, producer and businessman
    • Freddy Soto, American comedian and actor
  • June 25Lucy Benjamin, British actress
  • June 26
    • Paul Thomas Anderson, American screenwriter and director
    • Patrick Norton, American writer and television host
    • Chris O'Donnell, American actor
  • June 27
    • Jim Edmonds, American baseball player
    • Jo Frost, English nanny and television host
  • June 28Steve Burton, American actor


Teemu Selänne

  • July 2Steve Morrow, Northern Irish footballer
  • July 3
    • Teemu Selänne, National Hockey League player
    • Shawnee Smith, American actress
  • July 5Mac Dre, American rapper (d. 2004)
  • July 7Wayne McCullough, Northern Irish boxer
  • July 8Beck, American singer
  • July 9Trent Green, National Football League quarterback
  • July 10
    • Ed Chapman, British artist
    • Jason Orange, British singer (Take That)
  • July 11Saj Karim, British politician
  • July 23Thea Dorn, German writer
  • July 25Julien Fountain, English Cricket Coach
  • July 29Andi Peters, British TV presenter and producer
  • July 30Christopher Nolan, English screenwriter and director


M. Night Shyamalan

Claudia Schiffer

  • August 1
    • Quentin Coryatt, American football player
    • David James, English football goalkeeper
  • August 2
    • Tony Amonte, American hockey player
    • Kevin Smith, American screenwriter, film director, and actor
  • August 4Pete Abrams, American webcomic artist
  • August 6M. Night Shyamalan, Indian-American film director, writer, producer, and actor
  • August 12Jim Schlossnagle, American baseball coach
  • August 13
    • Alan Shearer, English footballer (Newcastle United, England)
    • Will Clarke, American novelist
  • August 17Jim Courier, American tennis player
  • August 18Malcolm-Jamal Warner, American actor
  • August 20John D. Carmack, American computer game programmer
  • August 21Erik Dekker, Dutch professional cyclist
  • August 22Ricco Gross, German biathlete
  • August 23
    • Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian
    • River Phoenix, American actor (d. 1993)
    • Fabian Wilnis, Dutch footballer
  • August 25Claudia Schiffer, German model
  • August 26Olimpiada Ivanova, Russian race walker
  • August 27
    • Jim Thome, American baseball player
    • Peter Ebdon, English snooker player
  • August 28Sherrié Austin, Australian actress and singer
  • August 29Jacco Eltingh, Dutch tennis player
  • August 30Guang Liang, Malaysian singer
  • August 31
    • Deborah Gibson, American singer
    • Zack Ward, Canadian actor


Taraji P. Henson

  • September 1Hwang Jung-min, South Korean actor
  • September 4
    • Daisy Dee, Dutch singer and actress
    • Ione Skye, British-born American actress
  • September 5Liam Lynch, American musician, comedian, and puppetteer
  • September 7Gao Min, Chinese diver
  • September 8
    • Latrell Sprewell, American basketball player
    • Benny Ibarra, Mexican singer
  • September 10
    • Phaswane Mpe, South African writer (d. 2004)
    • Molly McKay, LGBT activist
    • Ménélik, French rapper
  • September 11Taraji P. Henson, American actress
  • September 15Jukka Jokikokko, Finnish musician and studio engineer
  • September 18Darren Gough, English cricketer
  • September 19
    • Dan Bylsma, American ice hockey player
    • Takanori Nishikawa, Japanese singer
    • Yuka Imai, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
  • September 20Gert Verheyen, Belgian footballer
  • September 21
    • Samantha Power, Irish-American academic, government official, Pulitzer prize winning writer
    • Bridget Moynahan, Irish actress and model
  • September 22
    • Mike Matheny, American baseball player
    • Mystikal, American rapper
  • September 23Ani DiFranco, American musician
  • September 25Aja Kong, Japanese professional wrestler
  • September 26
  • September 27Yoshiharu Habu, Japanese professional shogi player
  • September 28
    • Isabelle Brasseur, Canadian figure skater
    • Kimiko Date, Japanese tennis player
  • September 29
    • Emily Lloyd, English actress
    • Natasha Gregson Wagner, American actress
    • Yoshihiro Tajiri, Japanese professional wrestler
    • Joe Doucet, American designer, inventor and artist
  • September 30Mark Smith, former Gladiator


Kelly Ripa

Matt Damon

Kirk Cameron

  • October 1Moses Kiptanui, Kenyan athlete
  • October 2Kelly Ripa, American actress and talk-show hostess
  • October 4
    • Richard Hancox, English footballer
    • Zdravko Zdravkov, Bulgarian footballer
  • October 8
    • Matt Damon, American actor
    • Tetsuya Nomura, Japanese video game and film director
  • October 9Annika Sörenstam, Swedish golfer
  • October 10
    • Silke Kraushaar, German luger
    • Bai Ling, Chinese actress
    • Sir Matthew Pinsent, British Olympic winning rower
  • October 11
    • Andy Marriott, English footballer
    • Lee Bong-Ju, South Korean long-distance runner
  • October 12
    • Kirk Cameron, American actor
    • Charlie Ward, American retired football and basketball player
  • October 14Daniela Peštová, Czech supermodel
  • October 17
    • Anil Kumble, Indian cricketer
    • Marciano Vink, Dutch footballer
  • October 18Jose Padilla, American gang member and alleged terrorist
  • October 20Michelle Malkin, American political commentator
  • October 21Tony Mortimer, English singer (East 17)
  • October 24Jarkko Martikainen, Finnish rock musician
  • October 25Adam Goldberg, American actor
  • October 27
    • Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer
    • Felix Bwalya, Zambian fighter
  • October 28Alan Peter Cayetano, Filipino politician and current senator
  • October 29
    • Philip Cocu, Dutch footballer
    • Edwin van der Sar, Dutch footballer
  • October 30
    • Nia Long, American actress
    • Xie Jun, Chinese chess grandmaster
    • Ben Bailey, American host of the game show Cash Cab
  • October 31Linn Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)


Ethan Hawke

Morgan Spurlock

  • November 2
    • Sharmell Sullivan, American World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) valet and former Nitro Girl
    • Ely Buendia, Filipino rock lead singer and rhythm guitarist (The Eraserheads)
  • November 3Dawn Marie Psaltis, American Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and WWE performer
  • November 4Tony Sly, American punk rock lead vocalist (No Use for a Name) (d. 2012)
  • November 5Javy López, American baseball player
  • November 6Ethan Hawke, American actor, writer, and film director
  • November 7
    • Morgan Spurlock, American Film-Maker, Super-size Me
    • Neil Hannon, Northern Irish musician, The Divine Comedy
  • November 9
    • Chris Jericho, Canadian pro wrestler
    • Scarface, member of the rap group Geto Boys
  • November 10Orny Adams, American comedian
  • November 12Tonya Harding, American figure skater
  • November 15Patrick Mboma, Cameroonian footballer
  • November 16Martha Plimpton, American actress
  • November 17
    • Tania Zaetta, Australian Actress & Television Presenter
    • Paul Allender, English guitarist (Cradle of Filth)
  • November 18Peta Wilson, Australian actress
  • November 20Joe Zaso, American actor and producer
  • November 21Karen Davila, Filipina broadcast journalist, TV host and news personality
  • November 22Stel Pavlou, British novelist and screenwriter
  • November 23
    • Zoë Ball, British television and radio presenter
    • Oded Fehr, American actor
  • November 26Dave Hughes, Australian comedian
  • November 27
    • Mr. Lobo, television personality/horror host
    • Humberto Ramos, Mexican comic book penciller
  • November 30
    • Natalie Williams, American basketball player
    • Walter Emanuel Jones, American actor


Sarah Silverman

Jennifer Connelly

  • December 1Sarah Silverman, American comedian
  • December 2Joshua Seth, American voice actor and hypnotist
  • December 5
    • Fauziah Latiff, Malaysian singer
    • Tim Hetherington, English-born Photojournalist (d. 2011)
  • December 6Ulf "Buddha" Ekberg, Swedish rock musician (Ace of Base)
  • December 9Kara DioGuardi, American songwriter
  • December 12
    • Jennifer Connelly, American actress
    • Regina Hall, American actress
  • December 15Michael Shanks, Canadian actor
  • December 17Craig Doyle, Irish television presenter
  • December 18
    • DMX, American rapper and actor
    • Miles Marshall Lewis, American author
    • Rob Van Dam, American pro wrestler
  • December 20
    • Nicole DeBoer, Canadian actress
    • Massimo Ellul, Maltese entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • December 22Clay Dreslough, American game designer
  • December 23Catriona LeMay Doan, Canadian speed skater
  • December 25Emmanuel Amuneke, Nigerian footballer
  • December 29
    • Aled Jones, Welsh singer and television presenter
    • Kevin Weisman, American actor
  • December 31Bryon Russell, American basketball player

Date unknown[]

  • Przemysław Truściński, Polish artist




  • April 5Alfred Henry Sturtevant, American geneticist (b. 1891)
  • April 6Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933)
  • April 11
    • Cathy O'Donnell, American actress (b. 1923)
    • John O'Hara, American writer (b. 1905)
  • April 23Herb Shriner, American humorist (b. 1918)
  • April 25Anita Louise, American actress (b. 1915)
  • April 26Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress (b. 1911)
  • April 27Arthur Shields, Irish actor (b. 1896)
  • April 28Ed Begley, American actor (b. 1901)
  • April 30Inger Stevens, Swedish-born actress (b. 1934)
  • May 1
    • Ralph Hartley, American inventor (b. 1888)
    • Yi Eun, Crown Prince of Korea (b. 1897)
  • May 9
    • Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician (b. 1884)
    • Walter Reuther, American labor union leader (b. 1907)
  • May 10
    • Mari Blanchard, American actress (b. 1927)
    • Leslie H. Sabo, Jr., Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1948)
  • May 11Johnny Hodges, American jazz musician (b. 1906)
  • May 12Nelly Sachs, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
  • May 13Sir William Dobell, Australian artist (b. 1899)
  • May 14Billie Burke, American actress (b. 1885)
  • May 21E. L. Grant Watson, Australian scientist and writer (b. 1885)
  • May 29
    • John Gunther, American writer (b. 1901)
    • Eva Hesse, German-born American sculptor (b. 1936)
  • May 31Terry Sawchuk, Canadian hockey player (b. 1929)
  • June 1George Watkins, American baseball player (b. 1900)
  • June 2
    • Albert Lamorisse, French filmmaker (b. 1922)
    • Bruce McLaren, Formula 1 driver (b. 1937)
  • June 3Hjalmar Schacht, Nazi German economic minister (b. 1877)
  • June 4Sonny Tufts, American actor (b. 1911)
  • June 7E. M. Forster, English writer (b. 1879)
  • June 8Abraham Maslow, American psychologist (b. 1908)
  • June 11Alexander Kerensky, Russian revolutionary politician (b. 1881)
  • June 14William H. Daniels, American cinematographer (b. 1901)
  • June 16
    • Heino Eller, Estonian composer and composition teacher (b. 1887)
    • Brian Piccolo, American football star (b. 1943)
  • June 21Sukarno, President of Indonesia (b. 1901)
  • June 26Leopoldo Marechal, Argentine writer (b. 1900)
  • June 27Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (b. 1902)
  • June 30Arthur Leslie, British actor (b. 1901)


  • July 6Marjorie Rambeau, American actress (b. 1889)
  • July 10Bjarni Benediktsson, Icelandic foreign and later prime minister (b. 1908)
  • July 14Preston Foster, American actor (b. 1900)
  • July 19Egon Eiermann, German architect (b. 1904)
  • July 21Bob Kalsu, American football player (b. 1945)
  • July 22Fritz Kortner, Austrian-born director (b. 1892)
  • July 24Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897)
  • July 27António de Oliveira Salazar, Prime Minister of Portugal (de facto dictator) (b. 1889)
  • July 29
    • John Barbirolli, English conductor (b. 1899)
    • George Szell, Hungarian conductor (b. 1897)
  • July 31Wilfrid Kent Hughes, Australian Olympian and politician (b. 1895)
  • August 1
    • Frances Farmer, American actress (b. 1913)
    • Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (b. 1883)
  • August 18Soledad Miranda, Spanish actress (b. 1943)
  • August 19Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian (b. 1909)
  • August 20Mickey Daniels, American actor (b. 1914)
  • August 30Del Moore, American actor (b. 1916)
  • September 1Francois Mauriac, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
  • September 2Marie Pierre Koenig, French general and politician (b. 1898)
  • September 3
    • Vince Lombardi, American football coach (b. 1913)
    • Alan Wilson, American blues rock musician (b. 1943)
  • September 5
    • Jesse Pennington, English footballer (b. 1883)
    • Jochen Rindt, Austrian race car driver (b. 1942)
  • September 11
    • Ernst May, German architect (b. 1886)
    • Chester Morris, American actor (b. 1901)

Jimi Hendrix


Nobel Prizes[]

  • PhysicsHannes Alfvén, Louis Néel
  • ChemistryLuis Federico Leloir
  • MedicineSir Bernard Katz, Ulf von Euler, Julius Axelrod
  • LiteratureAleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
  • PeaceNorman E. Borlaug
  • EconomicsPaul Samuelson


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People of the year 1970 at Familypedia

62 people were born in 1970

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Paul Thomas Anderson (1970)Ernest Earle Anderson (1923-1997)Edwina Gough (1940)
Alexander Henry Fenwick Armstrong (1970-)Henry Angus Armstrong (1940)Emma Virginia Peronnet Thompson-McCausland (1942)
William Emerson Arnett (1970)Emerson James Arnett (living)Edith Alexandra Palk (living)
Dragoș Balcan (1970-)Nicolae Balcan (1931-2000)Silvia (Lila) Dragomir (1937-2013)
James Clint Barlow (1970)Clinton Scott Barlow (1930-1999)Julie Garritsen (1932-2009)
Angela Renae Bookout (1970)Steven James Bookout (1948)Kathleen Sue Hedges (1948)
River Jude Bottom (1970-1993)John Lee Bottom (1947)Arlyn Sharon Dunetz (1944)
Bek David Campbell (1970)David Richard Campbell (1948)Bibbe Hansen (1952)
Michael Albert Canfield (1970-)Robert Eugene Canfield (1937-)Virginia Ann Stein (1937-2009)
Alexandra Chrobok (1970-)Bronisław Chrobok (1934-)Maria Luisa of Bulgaria (1933-)
Chantal Coster Cruijff (1970)Hendrik Johannes Cruijff (1947-2016)Diana Margaretha Coster (1949)
Fernando Macolor CruzRicardo Salta CruzVirginia Lim Macolor - Cruz
Alexandra De la Vega (1970)Rafael De la Vega (1943-2003)Michelle Hai (1944-2007)
Chimene Diaz (1970)Emilio Luis Diaz (1949-2008)Billie Joann Early (1950)
Jenna Flowers (1970)Dennis Flowers (1944-2001)Aubrey Coulibaly (1948-2018)
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24 children were born to the 34 women born in 1970

269 people died in 1970

 FatherMotherAge at death
Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)Laura Barenboim (1882-1932)
Janet Abbot (1910-1970)
Angel Adelman (1917-1970)
George Ahrens (1886-1970)Charles Ahrens (1849-1935)Elizabeth T Turner (?-?)84
Josephine Lei Victoria Alana (1895-1970)James A. K. Alana (1867-1903)Rita Keola Morris (1869-1903)
Dinu Alexandrescu (c1900-c1970)
Mary Virginia Anderson (1914-1970)Henry Alexander Anderson (1884-1953)Marcia Lucille Packard (1889-1940)
Annie Andreou (1900-1970)
Albert Antinori (1900-1970)
Permilia Jane Arthur (1899-1970)George Lee Arthur (1870-1934)Rachel Elizabeth Hosey (1877-1950)
Stella Astori (1893-1970)Alberico Astori (1863-1950)Kristina Hedlund (1866-1929)
Bruce Cox Atkin (1939-1970)Rudger Clawson Atkin (1904-1989)Leona Cox (1905-1992)
Lucy Auger (1900-1970)Pierre Auger (1876-1959)Francine Deletraz (1875-1949)
John Frederick Augustine (1886-1970)Jacob AugustinSusanna Mang
Maria Bagdat (c1910-c1970)Alexandru Bagdat (1880-1931)Elena Suciu (c1885-c1945)
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6144 people lived in 1970

Lady Irina Bud de BudfalvaLord János Bud de BudfalvaBaroness Anna Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)Laura Barenboim (1882-1932)
Rebecca Ababio (1926-1998)
Isabella Abadiano (1930-2003)
Annabelle Abargil (1922-2000)
Jennifer Abaya (1918-1996)
Alysson Abberton (1935-2012)
Charles Greeley Abbot (1872-1973)Harris Abbot (1812-1884)Caroline Ann Greeley (1836-1911)
Janet Abbot (1910-1970)
Julia Abbot (1900-1979)Jordan Abbot (1876-1960)Helen O'Malley (1879-1959)
Anthony Abbott (1911-1993)
Ethel Louise Abel (1891-1973)Elijah Stark Abel (1868-1925)Amorette Eliza Avery (1868-1939)
Alexander Abel-Smith (1904-1980)Francis Abel Smith (1861-1908)Madeline St. Maur Seymour (1862-1951)
Henry Abel Smith (1900-1993)Francis Abel Smith (1861-1908)Madeline St. Maur Seymour (1862-1951)
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Events of the year 1970 at Familypedia

48 people were married in 1970.

 Joined with
Elanor Abrahams (1939-2004)Alexander Litman (1937-1999)
Margaret Anne Ackerman (1945)Colin Francis Beer (bef1970)
Leath Allred (1921-2011)Dorothy Daniels (1927-1963) + Mary Barlow (1926-2016)
William West Anderson (1928-2017)Billie Lou Yeager+Ngatokoruaimatauaia Frisbie Dawson +Marcelle Tagand Lear
Susan Antonia Bazley (1937)Peter Humphrey Alexander Van Oss (c1937)+William J. Vicary (-)
Alexandra Berkeley (1945-2000)Robert Strummer (1945-2013)
Abraham Bort (1939-2016)Ellen Bozeman (1943-2013)
Ellen Bozeman (1943-2013)Abraham Bort (1939-2016)
Carlo Brandolini d'Adda (1948-)Francesca Balbo di Vinadio (1944-)
Syd Charendoff (1933-2018)Lucy Weinstein (1936-2004)
Jean Chrissoveloni (1943-)Zaphira Hadjmatheou (c1945-)
Maria Ciogolea (1945-2003)Vlad Pohrib (1944-1990)
Janet Cooksley (1951-)William Joshua Patmore (1950-)
William Edward Crystal (1948)Janice Louise Goldfinger (1949)
Kathleen May Curtis (1925-2005)Philip Ascot Tivey (1915-1991)+Clarence Richard Edgar Fido (1917-1983)
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There were 0 military battles in 1970.

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