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1970 Historical Event(s)
- February 6, 1970 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.
- March 6, 1970 – Blast at Weather Underground safe house in Greenwich Village kills three.
- May 17, 1970 – Thor Heyerdahl sets sail from Morocco on the papyrus boat Ra II to sail the Atlantic Ocean.
- June 21, 1970 – Penn Central declares Section 77 bankruptcy, largest ever US corporate bankruptcy up to this date.
- July 1, 1970 – President General Yahya Khan abolishes One-Unit of West Pakistan restoring the provinces.
- August 7, 1970 – California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during in an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.
- September 19, 1970 – The first Glastonbury Festival is held at Michael Eavis’s farm in Glastonbury, United Kingdom.
- October 17, 1970 – Montreal, Quebec: Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte murdered by members of the FLQ terrorist group.
- November 4, 1970 – Genie, a 13-year-old feral child is found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life.
- November 12, 1970 – The 1970 Bhola cyclone makes landfall on the coast of East Pakistan becoming the deadliest tropical cyclone in history.
Who Were Born On 1970?
- January 12, 1970 – Raekwon, American rapper
- February 3, 1970 – Óscar Córdoba, Colombian footballer
- March 27, 1970 – Elizabeth Mitchell, American actress
- April 4, 1970 – Mix Master Mike, American turntablist (Beastie Boys)
- April 14, 1970 – Steve Avery, American baseball player
- April 26, 1970 – Melania Trump, Slovenian model
- June 6, 1970 – Anthony Norris, American wrestler
- August 4, 1970 – John August, American screenwriter
- October 14, 1970 – Pär Zetterberg, Swedish football player
- November 16, 1970 – Logan Mader, American guitarist (Machine Head)