< MCMLXX = 1970 >
Events in 1970
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|2 February:|| ||Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, dies in Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales at age 97.|
|4 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|6 February:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rooster makes room for the Year of the Dog.|
|13 February:|| ||The first album by English heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath hits the stores.|
|29 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|11 April:|| ||Apollo 13 is launched.|
|22 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|17 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|26 June:|| ||The Holland Pop Festival in Rotterdam opens as a European answer to Woodstock for three days of love, music and a little bit of rain, the first such multi-day event in the Netherlands.|
|28 June:|| ||The first Gay Pride marches take place in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York on the anniversary of the Stonewall riots in 1969.|
|10 Augustus:|| ||The island nation of Fiji gains independence from Great Britain.|
|28 September:|| ||Gamal Abdel Nasser, second president of Egypt since 1956, dies in Cairo at age 52.|
|10 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|18 October:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1390 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|9 November:|| ||Charles de Gaulle, French general during WWII, founder of the Fifth Republic in 1958 and its first president until 1969, dies in Colombey-les-Deux-Églises at age 79.|
|17 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|21 November:|| ||Chandrasekhara Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel Prize winner in 1930, dies in Bangalore at age 82.|
|23 December:|| ||The North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York reaches its final height of 417 metres, overtaking the Empire State Building as the tallest building in the world.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1970
Willy Brandt, Time Man of the Year.Janet Parker, Olof Palme, Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, Harry S. Truman, David Ben-Gurion, Marc Chagall, Chiang Kai-shek, Andrei Tupolev, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Martin Heidegger, Agatha Christie, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Paul VI, M.C. Escher, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Charles Lindbergh, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Arthur C. Clarke, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Andy Warhol, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Brel, Yasser Arafat, Neil Armstrong, Edsger Dijkstra, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Elizabeth Taylor, John Barry, Rutger Kopland, The 14th Dalai Lama, Elvis Presley, Kofi Annan, John Lennon, Pelé, John Hurt, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Stephen Hawking, Jim Morrison, Johnny Hallyday, Mick Jagger, Lech Wałęsa, Gerrit Komrij, Bob Marley, Freddie Mercury, Johan Cruyff, Vladimir Putin, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Benazir Bhutto, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Berners-Lee, Bill Gates, Osama bin Laden, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona, Barack Obama and Axl Rose celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1970 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1874, 1885, 1891, 1903, 1914, 1925, 1931, 1942, 1953 and 1959 in the century before it and 1981, 1987, 1998, 2009, 2015, 2026, 2037, 2043, 2054 and 2065 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1970 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 March 2017.