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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 18, 1970 – Lon Nol ousts Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
- April 24, 1970 – The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched.
- 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.
- July 23, 1970 – Qaboos ibn Sa’id becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Sa’id ibn Taimur initiating massive reforms ;modernisation programs and end to a decade long civil war.
- September 1, 1970 – Attempted assassination of King Hussein of Jordan by Palestinian guerrillas, who attacked his motorcade.
- September 5, 1970 – Vietnam War: Operation Jefferson Glenn begins: the United States 101st Airborne Division and the South Vietnamese 1st Infantry Division initiate a new operation in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province.
- November 1, 1970 – Club Cinq-Sept fire in Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France kills 146 young people.
- 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?
- May 27, 1970 – Tim Farron, British politician
- June 20, 1970 – Andrea Nahles, German politician
- June 26, 1970 – Paul Thomas Anderson, American filmmaker
- August 27, 1970 – Karl Unterkircher, Italian mountaineer (d. 2008)
- August 30, 1970 – Michael Wong, Malaysia-born Chinese singer
- September 17, 1970 – Mark Brunell, American football player
- October 2, 1970 – Patricia O'Callaghan, Canadian singer
- December 4, 1970 – John L. Adams, American actor