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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.
- February 15, 1970 – A Dominican DC-9 crashes into the sea during takeoff from Santo Domingo, killing 102.
- February 18, 1970 – The Chicago Seven are found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
- April 6, 1970 – Newhall Incident: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout.
- September 19, 1970 – Kostas Georgakis, a Greek student of Geology, sets himself ablaze in Matteotti Square in Genoa, Italy as a protest against the dictatorial regime of Georgios Papadopoulos.
- October 5, 1970 – Montreal, Quebec: British Trade Commissioner James Cross is kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group, triggering the October Crisis.
- 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 15, 1970 – Thirty-five construction workers are killed when a section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses.
- November 17, 1970 – Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre.
Who Were Born On 1970?
- January 19, 1970 – Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian
- May 8, 1970 – Naomi Klein, Canadian author and activist
- July 2, 1970 – Scotty 2 Hotty, American professional wrestler
- July 22, 1970 – Sergei Zubov, Russian ice hockey player
- August 3, 1970 – Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game developer
- August 10, 1970 – Brendon Julian, Australian cricketer
- November 4, 1970 – Tim DeBoom, American triathlete
- November 7, 1970 – Andy Houston, American NASCAR driver
- December 17, 1970 – Sean Patrick Thomas, American actor
- December 27, 1970 – Brendon Cook, Australian racing driver