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1970 Trivia

<< - 1969
World Series Champions:
Baltimore Orioles
Superbowl IV Champions:
Kansas City Chiefs
NBA Champions:
New York Knicks
Stanley Cup Champs:
Boston Bruins
U.S. Open Golf:
Tony Jacklin
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Ken Rosewall/Margaret Smith Court
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
John Newcombe/Margaret Court
NCAA Football Champions:
Nebraska & Ohio State & Texas
NCAA Basketball Champions:
UCLA
Kentucky Derby:
Dust Commander
World Cup (Soccer):
Brazil
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
"The Quote"

"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'"
- Joe Satriani

"Love means never having to say you're sorry."
- Ali MacGraw in 'Love Story'

"Itís the real thing"
- Coca-Cola

Time Magazine's Man of the Year:
Willy Brandt
Miss America:
Pamela Eldred (West Bloomfield, MI)
Miss USA:
Deborah Shelton (Virginia)
The Scandals:

Rock and Roll Deaths: Jimi Hendrix (chocked on drug-induced vomit), Janis Joplin (heroin overdose)

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.

Nerd News:

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.

Microprocessor invented.

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 Habit:
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:
Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, B.J. Thomas, Bobby Sherman, Bread, The Carpenters, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Dionne Warwick, The Delfonics, Diana Ross, Edwin Starr, Elvis Presley, The 5th Dimension, George Harrison, Glen Campbell, The Guess Who, The Jackson 5, James Brown, Johnnie Taylor, Jr. Walker & the All Stars, Mark Lindsay, The Moments, Neil Diamond, The Partridge Family, Rare Earth, Rufus Thomas, Simon & Garfunkle, Sly & the Family Stone, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Temptations, Threee Dog Night, Tom Jones, Tyrone Davis

(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:
December 27, 1969 - January 2, 1970: Diana Ross & the Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together

January 3, 1970 - January 30, 1970: B. J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

January 31, 1970 - February 6, 1970: The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

February 7, 1970 - February 13, 1970: Shocking Blue - Venus

February 14, 1970 - February 27, 1970: Sly & the Family Stone - Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / Everybody Is a Star

February 28, 1970 - April 10, 1970: Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water

April 11, 1970 - April 24, 1970: The Beatles - Let It Be

April 25, 1970 - May 8, 1970: The Jackson 5 - ABC

May 9, 1970 - May 29, 1970: The Guess Who - American Woman / No Sugar Tonight

May 30, 1970 - June 12, 1970: Ray Stevens - Everything Is Beautiful

June 13, 1970 - June 26, 1970: The Beatles - The Long and Winding Road / For You Blue

June 27, 1970 - July 10, 1970: The Jackson 5 - The Love You Save

July 11, 1970 - July 24, 1970: Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not to Come)

July 25, 1970 - August 21, 1970: The Carpenters - (They Long to Be) Close to You

August 22, 1970 - August 28, 1970: Bread - Make It with You

August 29, 1970 - September 18, 1970: Edwin Starr - War

September 19, 1970 - October 9, 1970: Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough

October 10, 1970 - October 16, 1970: Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie

October 17, 1970 - November 20, 1970: The Jackson 5 - I'll Be There

November 21, 1970 - December 11, 1970: The Partridge Family - I Think I Love You

December 12, 1970 - December 25, 1970: Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - The Tears of a Clown

December 26, 1970 - January 22, 1971: George Harrison - My Sweet Lord / Isn't It a Pity