1970 in History – What happened in year 1970

✅ Published on April 9th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

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.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1970 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 januaryA magnitude 7.5 Msd earthquake struck Tonghai County, China, killing at least 15, 000 people and spurring the creation of the nation's largest earthquake monitoring system.
13 februaryThe 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.
18 februaryAn American jury acquitted the 'Chicago Seven' of conspiracyand inciting riots stemming from protests during the 1968 DemocraticNational Convention.
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%.
01 aprilThe first of over 670,000 gremlins were released into North America to crush imported machines.
10 aprilIn the midst of business disagreements with his bandmates, Paul Mc Cartney announced his departure from The Beatles.
21 aprilIn response to a long-running dispute over wheat production quotas, the Principality of Hutt River proclaimed its secession from Western Australia.
22 april1st Earth Day was held internationally to conserve Natural Resources.
26 aprilThe World Intellectual Property Organization came into beingwhen its charter entered into force.
29 aprilVietnam War-The South Vietnamese Army launched incursions into Cambodia to attack communist jungle bases.
04 mayThe Ohio National Guard opened fire at Kent State University Students protesting the United States invasion of Cambodia, killing fourand injuring nine.
08 mayConstruction workers in New York City attacked students andothers protesting the Kent State shootings.
14 mayThe Red Army Faction, West German militant group, was founded on May 14, 1970 by Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, Horst Mahler and Ulrike Meinhof. The group was considered as terrorist organization which caused national crisis in late 1977 that is also known as ‘German Autumn’.
15 mayAnna Mae Hays became the first women in the U.S. Military to be promoted to a general officer rank ‘brigadier general’ by President Richard Nixon on May 15, 1970. On the same day, just after a few minutes Elizabeth P. Hoisington was also promoted to rank of brigadier general.
24 mayThe drilling of the Kola Super deep Borehole began in the Soviet Union. The Kola Superdeep Borehole is the result of a scientific drilling project of the Soviet Union. The project attempted to drill as deep as possible into the Earth's crust. A number of boreholes were drilled by branching from a central hole. The deepest, reached 12,262 metres in 1989 and still is the deepest artificial point on Earth.
24 mayOn the Kola Peninsula in Russia, drilling began on the Kola Superdeep Borehole, eventually reaching 12,262 metres (40,230 ft),making it the deepest hole ever drilled and the deepest artificial pointon the earth.
26 mayThe Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 became the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2. The Tupolev Tu-144 is a retired jet airliner, which was the world's first commercial supersonic transport aircraft (SST). It is one of only two SSTs to enter commercial service, the other being the Anglo-French Concorde.
31 mayIndira Gandhi called for international help as the civil war in Bangladesh, or East Pakistan, had turned two million people into refugees. Many of them were suffering from cholera and smallpox. The authorities of West Pakistan refused to care for them, and India couldn't afford to.
13 juneThe Long and Winding Road became The Beatles' twentieth andfinal number one single in the United States.
19 juneThe Patent Cooperation Treaty, an international law treaty, was signed, providing a unified procedure for filing patent applications to protect inventions.
03 julyThe Troubles: The British Army imposed the Falls Curfew on Belfast, Northern Ireland, which only resulted in greater Irish republican resistance.
21 julyThe Aswan High Dam in Egypt was completed after 11 years ofconstruction.
23 julyQaboos overthrew his father Said bin Taimur to become Sultan ofOman.
07 augustJonathan Jackson kidnapped California Superior Court judgeHarold Haley in an attempt to free Jackson's brother George from prison.
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.
06 septemberThe Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) have hijacked four aircraft from airports in Europe.
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.
19 septemberThe first Glastonbury Festival, the largest greenfield festivalin the world, was held at Michael Eavis's farm in Glastonbury, England.
19 septemberGreek student Kostas Georgakis set himself on fire in Genoa,Italy, as a protest against the Greek military junta of GeorgiosPapadopoulos.
05 octoberMembers of the Front de Libération du Québec kidnappedBritish diplomat James Cross, sparking the October Crisis in Montreal.


Famous birthdays in the year 1970:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 MayBobby Cannavale / Actor / United States of America
04 AugustSteve House / Mountaineer / United States of America
05 OctoberCal Wilson / Actress / New Zealand
06 January Julie Chen / Journalist / United States of America
08 OctoberSadiq Khan / Politician / United Kingdom
12 OctoberPatrick Musimu / Diver / Belgium
18 SeptemberDarren Gough / Cricketer / United Kingdom
18 DecemberDMX / Actor / United States of America
21 February Michael Slater / Cricketer / Australia
22 SeptemberRupert Penry-Jones / Actor / United Kingdom
23 MayBryan Herta / Business Man / United States of America
23 AprilTayfur Havutçu / Footballer / Turkey
23 AugustRiver Phoenix / Actor / United States of America
25 JuneAriel Gore / Author / United States of America
26 OctoberDian Bachar / Actor / United States of America
26 JunePaul Bitok / Runner / Kenya
27 OctoberFelix Bwalya / Boxer / Zambia
28 JulyMichael Amott / Writer / Sweden
29 JulyAdele Griffin / Author / United States of America
31 JulyAhmad Akbarpour / Author / Iran

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1970:

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