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|Event Date: ||Thursday 1 January 1970|
|Description: ||What happened in the year 1970|
|Summary: ||What Happened in 1970.
In 1970, the world was a different place.
There was no Google yet. Or Yahoo.
In 1970, the year of your birth, the top selling movie was Love Story. People buying the popcorn in the cinema lobby had glazing eyes when looking at the poster.
Remember, that was before there were DVDs. Heck, even before there was VHS. People were indeed watching movies in the cinema, and not downloading them online. Imagine the packed seats, the laughter, the excitement, the novelty. And mostly all of that without 3D computer effects.
Do you know who won the Oscars that year? The academy award for the best movie went to Patton. The Oscar for best foreign movie that year went to Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion. The top actor was George C. Scott for his role as Gen. George S. Patton Jr. in Patton. The top actress was Glenda Jackson for her role as Gudrun Brangwen in Women in Love. The best director? Franklin J. Schaffner for Patton.
In the year 1970, the time when you arrived on this planet, books were still popularly read on paper, not on digital devices. Trees were felled to get the word out. The number one US bestseller of the time was Love Story by Erich Segal. Oh, that's many years ago. Have you read that book? Have you heard of it? Look at the cover!
In 1970... The first episode of All My Children is broadcast on the ABC television network. Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war. The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport. Mick Jagger is fined Ł200 for possession of cannabis. The complete New English Bible is published. The Expo '70 World's Fair opens in Suita, Osaka, Japan. Citroën introduces the SM at the Geneva Auto Salon. Teenagers in the United Kingdom vote for the first time, in a by-election in Bridgwater. Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh opens. The 1970 FIFA World Cup is inaugurated in Mexico. An assassination attempt against King Hussein of Jordan precipitates the Black September crisis. The U.S. Foreign Office announces that renewal of arms sales to Pakistan. Democrats sweep the U.S. Congressional midterm elections; Ronald Reagan is reelected governor of California; Jimmy Carter is elected governor of Georgia. Paul McCartney sues in Great Britain to dissolve the Beatles' legal partnership.
That was the world you were born into. Since then, you and others have changed it.
The Nobel prize for Literature that year went to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The Nobel Peace prize went to Norman E. Borlaug. The Nobel prize for physics went to Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén from Sweden for fundamental work and discoveries in magneto-hydrodynamics with fruitful applications in different parts of plasma physics. The sensation this created was big. But it didn't stop the planets from spinning, on and on, year by year. Years in which you would grow bigger, older, smarter, and, if you were lucky, sometimes wiser. Years in which you also lost some things. Possessions got misplaced. Memories faded. Friends parted ways. The best friends, you tried to hold on. This is what counts in life, isn't it?
The 1970s were indeed a special decade. Women's liberation continued. The hippie culture faded. There was an opposition to the Vietnam war, and nuclear weapons. The environmentalist movement began. Tom Wolfe coined the decade the "Me decade" due to a new self-awareness. Mao Zedong died and the market began to liberate in China. There was an oil crisis. After the first oil shock, gasoline was rationed in many countries. In Eastern Europe, Soviet-style command economies begin showing signs of stagnation. The Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, witness the kidnapping and murder of Israeli athletes by Palestinian Arab terrorists. The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. The Who, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, Bee Gees, Abba and others play their music. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all die at the age of 27. The space mission Apollo 13 nearly ends in disaster. Egypt signed the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty. There was a revolution in Iran. The world sees its first general microprocessor. The C programming language makes its debut. Consumer video games show up on the scene. Microwave ovens become commercially available. Margaret Thatcher was victorious in the UK elections.
Do you know what was on the cover of Life that year?
Do you remember the movie that was all the rage when you were 15? Rocky IV. Do you still remember the songs playing on the radio when you were 15? Maybe it was Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears. Were you in love? Who were you in love with, do you remember?
In 1970, 15 years earlier, a long time ago, the year when you were born, the song I'll Be There by The Jackson 5 topped the US charts. Do you know the lyrics? Do you know the tune? Sing along.
You and I must make a pact, we must bring salvation back
Where there is love, I'll be there
I'll reach out my hand to you, I'll have faith in all you do
Just call my name and I'll be there
There's a kid outside, shouting, playing. It doesn't care about time. It doesn't know about time. It shouts and it plays and thinks time is forever. You were once that kid.
When you were 9, the movie The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh was playing. When you were 8, there was The Cat from Outer Space. When you were 7, there was a Disney movie out called The Rescuers. Does this ring a bell?
6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... it's 1970. There's TV noise coming from the second floor. Someone turned up the volume way too high. The sun is burning from above. These were different times. The show playing on TV is Josie and the Pussycats. The sun goes down. Someone switches channels. There's The Partridge Family on now. That's the world you were born in.
Progress, year after year. Do you wonder where the world is heading towards? The technology available today would have blown your mind in 1970. Do you know what was invented in the year you were born? The Pocket Calculator. The Relational Database Management System. Cup Noodles.
It's 2003 and where do you wanna be? In '42 or 1970?
And maybe we should take a good lock around
I don't get why the planet is so upset
And don't do something you might regret
I'm telling you it's starting to get in the way
That's from the song Fun by Smash Mouth.
In 1970, a new character entered the world of comic books: Aquarius. Bang! Boom! But that's just fiction, right? In the real world, in 1970, Beck was born. And Matt Damon. Uma Thurman, too. And you, of course. Everyone an individual. Everyone special. Everyone taking a different path through life.
The world is a different place.
What path have you taken?|
|Event Date: ||Monday 12 January 1970|
|Description: ||The Beatles last Album together.|
|Summary: ||The Beatles Abbey Road is the 11th studio album released by the English rock band the Beatles. It is their last recorded album, although Let It Be was the last album released before the band's dissolution in 1970.|
|Event Date: ||Saturday 31 January 1970|
|Description: ||He died following a heart attack at the age of 46, His solo debut was the Grammy Hall of Fame.|
|Summary: ||Slim Harpo (January 11, 1924 – January 31, 1970) was an American blues musician. He was known as a master of the blues harmonica.He died following a heart attack at the age of 46.|
|Event Date: ||Saturday 14 February 1970|
|Description: ||The title is a unique way of writing what would otherwise be "thank you for letting me be myself again."|
|Summary: ||Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)is a 1969 hit single recorded by Sly and the Family Stone, recognized as one of the greatest and most influential funk songs of all time. Rolling Stone ranked the song #402 on their list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".|
|Event Date: ||Wednesday 14 January 1970|
|Description: ||Ross made her final appearance with the Supremes|
|Summary: ||Motown initially conceived of a solo career for Diana Ross in 1966, but did not act on it until 1968. Ross made her final appearance with the Supremes at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas on January 14, 1970.|
|Event Date: ||Wednesday 29 April 1970|
|Description: ||Tennis - U.S.A.|
|Summary: ||Born in Las Vegas, Nevada.One of Americas greats of tennis.|
|Event Date: ||Thursday 19 November 1970|
|Description: ||French President - born in Lille France.1890. Led the Free French Forces during World War II.|
|Summary: ||.Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle (1890–1970) was a French general and statesman who led the Free French Forces during World War II. He later founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958|
|Event Date: ||Friday 17 April 1970|
|Description: ||McCartney (album) first solo album by Paul McCartney|
|Summary: ||After releasing his solo album McCartney in 1970. It is notable for the fact that McCartney, a multi-instrumentalist, performed the entire album (all instruments and voices) by himself|
|Event Date: ||Thursday 1 January 1970|
|Description: ||TOP TV SHOWS OF 1970|
1 Marcus Welby, M.D. ABC
2 The Flip Wilson Show NBC
3 Here's Lucy CBS
4 Ironside NBC
5 Gunsmoke CBS
6 The ABC Movie of the Week ABC
7 Hawaii Five-O CBS
8 Medical Center CBS
9 Bonanza NBC
10 The F.B.I. ABC
11 The Mod Squad ABC
12 Adam-12 NBC
13 Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (tie) NBC
13 The Wonderful World of Disney (tie) NBC
15 Mayberry F.F.D. CBS
16 Hee Haw CBS
17 Mannix CBS
18 The Man from Shiloh NBC
19 My Three Sons CBS
20 The Doris Day Show CBS|
|Event Date: ||Thursday 1 January 1970|
|Description: ||What Happened in 1970.|
|Summary: ||In 1970, the year of your birth, the top selling movie was Love Story.
Remember, that was before there were DVDs.
People were indeed watching movies in the cinema, and not downloading them online.
Do you know who won the Oscars that year? The academy award for the best movie went to Patton. The Oscar for best foreign movie that year went to Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion.
The top actor was George C. Scott for his role as Gen. George S. Patton Jr. in Patton.
The top actress was Glenda Jackson for her role as Gudrun Brangwen in Women in Love.
Mick Jagger is fined Ł200 for possession of cannabis.
Paul McCartney sues in Great Britain to dissolve the Beatles' legal partnership.
Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all die at the age of 27.
The space mission Apollo 13 nearly ends in disaster.
Do you know what was invented in the year you were born? The Pocket Calculator.|
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