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1970 Historical Event(s)
- January 16, 1970 – Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.
- February 6, 1970 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.
- March 31, 1970 – Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere after 12 years in orbit.
- May 17, 1970 – Thor Heyerdahl sets sail from Morocco on the papyrus boat Ra II to sail the Atlantic Ocean.
- July 8, 1970 – Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American Self-Determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination Act.
- October 2, 1970 – A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people.
- October 10, 1970 – In Montreal, Quebec, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group.
- October 20, 1970 – Siad Barre declares Somalia a socialist state.
- November 9, 1970 – Vietnam War: The Supreme Court of the United States votes 6 to 3 against hearing a case to allow Massachusetts to enforce its law granting residents the right to refuse military service in an undeclared war.
- November 21, 1970 – Vietnam War: Operation Ivory Coast – A joint Air Force and Army team raids the Son Tay prison camp in an attempt to free American prisoners of war thought to be held there.
Who Were Born On 1970?
- January 5, 1970 – Rick Campanelli, Canadian TV presenter
- January 23, 1970 – Spyridon Vasdekis, Greek long jumper
- February 14, 1970 – Simon Pegg, British comedian and actor
- April 21, 1970 – Rob Riggle, American comedian
- June 6, 1970 – James Shaffer, American rock musician (Korn)
- June 19, 1970 – Quincy Watts, American athlete
- July 10, 1970 – Adam Hills, Australian comedian
- July 12, 1970 – Juba Kalamka, American hip hop artist
- August 26, 1970 – Brett Schultz, South African cricketer
- November 18, 1970 – Elizabeth Anne Allen, American actress