|<< - 1969|
|World Series Champions:
|Superbowl IV Champions:
Kansas City Chiefs
New York Knicks
|Stanley Cup Champs:
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Ken Rosewall/Margaret Smith Court
John Newcombe/Margaret Court
|NCAA Football Champions:
Nebraska & Ohio State & Texas
|NCAA Basketball Champions:
|World Cup (Soccer):
|The Hotties, Sex Symbols and Fashion Icons:
Dyan Cannon, Veronica Carlson, Catherine Deneuve, Barbara Eden, Barbara Feldon, Jane Fonda, Goldie Hawn, Peggy Lipton, Ann-Margret, Ali McGraw, Caroline Munro, Ingrid Pitt, Diana Rigg, Diana Ross, Cheryl Tiegs, Tina Turner, Twiggy, Raquel Welch
"It's not easy being green"
- Kermit the Frog
"I told my coach, 'Jimi Hendrix just died, and I'm quitting
the team to become a guitar player'"
"Love means never having to say you're sorry."
"Itís the real thing"
George C. Scott, who played Patton in the 1970 classic, refused to show up to the Oscar and accept his award because "The whole thing is a g*ddamn meat parade. I don't want any part of it." He believed every dramatic performance is unique and cannot be compared.
|Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Pamela Eldred (West Bloomfield, MI)
Deborah Shelton (Virginia)
The Scandals, Deaths and Odd News:
Rock and Roll Deaths: Jimi Hendrix (chocked on drug-induced vomit), Janis Joplin (heroin overdose)
A state commission in Mississippi voted to ban Sesame Street because of its "highly integrated cast of children".
United Airlines had men-only flights. The "New York" and "Chicago Executive" were advertised as "a club in the sky for men only", with business-oriented amenities, free cigars, and a steak dinner served by stewardesses (the only women aboard). A lawsuit by feminists ended the flights.
A book published in 1970 alleged that Amelia Earhart survived and changed her identity to Irene Craigmile Bolam, a New York banker. Bolam sued and the book was pulled.
The Oregon Highway Division attempted to blow up a washed ashore dead sperm whale, using half a ton of dynamite, to dispose of its rotting carcass. The explosion threw whale flesh over 800 feet away, crushing cars and almost killing bystanders.
Dr. Robert J. White was able to completely swap the head of one monkey and put it on another monkey and have it remained alive for nine days.
Sean Flynn, the son of famous actor Errol Flynn, was a freelance photojournalist who covered the Vietnam War. He took an assignment in Cambodia in 1970 and has not been heard from since.
Project Bluebook was the U.S. government's study on UFOs from 1952 through 1970. A 14 part report was issued, but chapter 13 was mysteriously missing. It still is.
A group of hikers outside of Bergen, Norway, suddenly came upon the charred, naked, fingerprint-less corpse of a woman in the middle of the Isdalen Valley. The woman was nicknamed the Isdal Woman and her story remains one of Norways deepest mysteries.
Doc Ellis pitched a no hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates while high on LSD.
For the Muhammad Ali-Jerry Quarry boxing match in Atlanta in 1970, printed invitations were circulated to attendees for a post-fight gala. The people who showed up were robbed at gunpoint as they walked in the door.
McSorley's Old Ale House, the oldest Irish tavern in New York City (founded 1854) didn't allow women inside until 1970 when the National Organization of Women sued them for discrimination.
A bomb exploded in the Senate Chamber of the Louisiana State Capitol building and left a pencil embedded in the ceiling, where it remains to this day.
The burnt remains of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun were destroyed in 1970 by order of KGB head Yuri Andropov except for a few fragments of bone and skull, which were rediscovered in 1993. In 2009, DNA testing by Univ of Connecticut on the fragments confirmed they didn't belong to Hitler or Braun.
1970 Pop Culture News:
In 1901 the town of Sing Sing, NY changed its name to Ossining to avoid association with the prison. In 1970 New York renamed Sing Sing to the Ossining Correctional Facility to associate it to the renamed town. In 1985 the prison name was reverted to back Sing Sing.
In the Mr. Olympia final, the judges could not decide between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sergio Olivia so the two of them, exhausted, agreed to walk off. Sergio left, but Arnold, after taking one step, turned back to the judges, made fun of Sergio for leaving, and started posing again and won. Sergio did beat Arnold, in 1969.
Sesame Street character Ernie's song "Rubber Ducky You're The One" made it to #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970
Orville Redenbacher paid an advertising company $13,000 to come up with a name for his popcorn company. Their advice was to call it "Orville Redenbacher".
The Royal Navy served sailors daily rum rations until 1970. The last day of rum was called Black Tot Day. Sailors wore black armbands and ships held mock funerals for tots of rum.
Ross Perot was "the biggest individual loser ever on the New York Stock Exchange": in April 1970, he lost $450 million in a single day.
Apollo 13 holds the absolute altitude record for a manned spacecraft, reaching a distance of 248,655 miles from Earth on 7:21 pm EST, April 14, 1970.
In 1970 Monsanto paid $5 for the glyphosate patent (Roundup) created by Dr. John Franz.
The BBC's rule against product placement forced the lead singer of the Kinks, Ray Davies, to fly back to re-record the words "Coca-Cola" with "cherry cola" in the band's 1970 classic song "Lola".
In 1970 the US Surgeon General declared that it was "time to close the book on infectious diseases." 11 years later AIDS was clinically observed for the first time.
She was the highest paid woman on television, with 42% of the viewing audience, but Debbie Reynolds quit her show because NBC was running cigarette commercials during its airtime.
Radio Shack was one of the first companies to start the personal computer revolution, back in 1970, with its TRS-80 computer.
Tarawood Antigone, a four-year-old Burmese cat gave birth to 19 kittens. 14 males and one female survived from the litter in Oxfordshire, UK.
Writer Hunter S. Thompson shaved his head bald so he could refer to the Republican candidate as his "long-haired opponent" in the 1970 Pitken County, CO sheriff's election. His opponent had a crew cut.
In 1970, Totes brought the first quality folding umbrella to U.S. markets.
Krazy Glue was introduced in 1970, although the main ingredient, cyanoacrylate, was discovered in 1942 by Harry Coover while working for Kodak.
Boeing's Jumbo Jet, the 747 debuted.
Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1970: $78,000
The cool kids were reading Garry Trudeau's 'Doonesbury' comic strip.
|1st appearances & 1970's Most Popular Christmas
gifts, toys and presents:
Stylophone musical toy, Mastermind, Whizzer
|1970 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Marcus Welby, M.D. (ABC)
2. The Flip Wilson Show (NBC)
3. Here's Lucy (CBS)
4. Ironside (NBC)
5. Gunsmoke (CBS)
6. Hawaii Five-O (CBS)
7. Medical Center (CBS)
8. Bonanza (NBC)
9. The F.B.I. (ABC)
10. The Mod Squad (ABC)
The biggest Pop Artists of 1970 include:
(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard's Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)
The Number One Hits Of 1970:
|Popular Music in 1970 - # 1 Hits of 1970|