1970 in History – What happened in year 1970

In history, year 1970 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1970.

Know what happened in 1970:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 AprilThe first of over 670,000 gremlins were released into North America to crush imported machines.
05 OctoberMembers of the Front de Libération du Québec kidnappedBritish diplomat James Cross, sparking the October Crisis in Montreal.
13 FebruaryThe English rock band Black Sabbath released their eponymous debut album, which is recognised as the first major album to be credited with the development of the heavy metal genre.
14 November Southern Airways Flight 932, chartered by the MarshallUniversity football team, crashed into a hill near Ceredo, WestVirginia, US, killing all 75 people on board.
29 AprilVietnam War-The South Vietnamese Army launched incursions into Cambodia to attack communist jungle bases.
12 NovemberThe 1970 Bhola cyclone made landfall on the coast of EastPakistan (Bangladesh), becoming the deadliest tropical cyclone inhistory, with over 300,000 people killed.
17 NovemberAmerican inventor Douglas Engelbart received the patent for thefirst computer mouse (pictured).
25 NovemberFailing to instigate a military coup to restore the powers ofthe Emperor of Japan, author Yukio Mishima committed the ritual suicideseppuku at the Japan Self-Defense Forces headquarters in Tokyo.
15 OctoberThirty-five construction workers were killed when a section ofthe West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapsed due to structural failure.
19 SeptemberThe first Glastonbury Festival, the largest greenfield festivalin the world, was held at Michael Eavis's farm in Glastonbury, England.
26 AugustBetty Friedan and the National Organization for Women organizedthe Women's Strike for Equality in New York City, in which 20,000 womenprotested the continuing lack of gender equality.
03 JulyThe Troubles-The British Army imposed the Falls Curfew onBelfast, Northern Ireland, which only resulted in greater Irishrepublican resistance.
23 JulyQaboos overthrew his father Said bin Taimur to become Sultan ofOman.
13 JuneThe Long and Winding Road became The Beatles' twentieth andfinal number one single in the United States.
08 MayConstruction workers in New York City attacked students andothers protesting the Kent State shootings.
10 AprilIn the midst of business disagreements with his bandmates, PaulMcCartney announced his departure from The Beatles.
21 AprilIn response to a long-running dispute over wheat productionquotas, the Principality of Hutt River proclaimed its secession fromWestern Australia.
03 JulyThe Troubles-The British Army imposed the Falls Curfew onBelfast, Northern Ireland, which only resulted in greater Irishrepublican resistance.
04 NovemberSalvador Allende took office as President of Chile, the firstMarxist to become president of a Latin American country through openelections.
04 January A magnitude 7.5 Msd earthquake struck Tonghai County, China,killing at least 15,000 people and spurring the creation of the nation'slargest earthquake monitoring system.
05 OctoberThe environmental organization Greenpeace was incorporated asthe Don't Make a Wave Committee in British Columbia, Canada.
06 SeptemberMembers of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestinehijacked four jet aircraft en route from Europe to New York City,landing two of them at Dawson's Field in Zerqa, Jordan, and one plane inBeirut.
07 AugustJonathan Jackson kidnapped California Superior Court judgeHarold Haley in an attempt to free Jackson's brother George from prison.
09 OctoberThe Khmer Republic, headed by General Lon Nol and PrinceSisowath Sirik Matak, was proclaimed in Cambodia.
13 February The English rock band Black Sabbath released their eponymousdebut album, which is recognised as the first major album to be creditedwith the development of the heavy metal genre.
14 NovemberSouthern Airways Flight 932, chartered by the MarshallUniversity football team, crashed into a hill near Ceredo, WestVirginia, US, killing all 75 people on board.
17 DecemberSoldiers fired at workers (memorial pictured) emerging fromtrains in Gdynia, Poland, beginning the government's brutal crackdown onmass anti-communist protests across the country.
18 MarchUnited States postal workers began a two-week strike afterCongress raised its own wages by 41% but only raised the wages of postalworkers by 4%.
18 February An American jury acquitted the 'Chicago Seven' of conspiracyand inciting riots stemming from protests during the 1968 DemocraticNational Convention.
19 SeptemberGreek student Kostas Georgakis set himself on fire in Genoa,Italy, as a protest against the Greek military junta of GeorgiosPapadopoulos.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1970:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 SeptemberPadma Lakshmi / Actress / United States of America
03 AugustStephen Carpenter / Writer / United States of America
03 SeptemberJeremy Glick / Business Man / United States of America
04 NovemberTim DeBoom / Athlete / United States of America
05 March Mike Brown / Basketball Player / United States of America
07 NovemberMorgan Spurlock / Producer / United States of America
09 NovemberSusan Tedeschi / Writer / United States of America
17 March Patrick Lebeau / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
18 February James H. Fowler / Author / United States of America
18 NovemberMegyn Kelly / Journalist / United States of America
18 JuneKatie Derham / Journalist / United Kingdom
19 January Kathleen Smet / Athlete / Belgium
23 DecemberRaymont Harris / Footballer / United States of America
23 MayNanette Burstein / Producer / United States of America
24 March Judith Draxler / Swimmer / Austria
25 DecemberEmmanuel Amunike / Footballer / Nigeria
25 AugustAdrian Lam / Rugby Player / Australia
26 JulyJoan Wasser / Writer / United States of America
27 JuneJohn Eales / Business Man / Australia
30 JuneAntonio Chimenti / Footballer / Italy

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1970:

YearName / Profession / Country
09 March Naveen Jindal / Politician / India
30 NovemberMehr Jessia / Model / India
30 NovemberMukul Dev / Actor / India
06 JuneSunil Joshi / Cricketer / India
21 MarchShobhana / Actress / India
22 JulyDevendra Fadnavis / Politician / India
17 OctoberAnil Kumble / Cricketer / India
03 DecemberJimmy Shergill / Actor / India
15 SeptemberRamya Krishnan / Actress / India
10 MarchOmar Abdullah / Politician / India
17 OctoberAnil Kumble / Player / India
21 OctoberKamal Sadanah / Actor / India
22 JulyDevendra Fadnavis / Politician / India
24 JuneAtul Agnihotri / Actor / India
19 JuneRahul Gandhi / Politician / India

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