Top Headlines of 1970
  • 50 Year Anniversary of Moon Landing (2019)
  • Chicago 7 Are Acquitted Of Conspiracy to Riot 5 Found Guilty Of Lesser Charges 
  • South Whites Storm Bus to Prevent integration 
  • National Guard Opens Fire Killing Four Students at Kent State University 
  • Nixon Asks Vote for 18 Years Olds 
  • 747 With 379 Aboard Hijacked To Cuba 
  • Soviet Cosmonauts Set New Record of 17 Days In Space 
  • Nation Celebrates Earth Day 
  • Stocks rise 32.04 in record day 
  • Penn Central asks for bankruptcy reorganization 
  • New York Abortion law takes effect, most liberal in US 
  • 20,000 Are killed in East Pakistan Cyclone Tidal Wave 
  • Guitarist Jimi Hendrix dies
  • Singer Janis Joplin dies 
  • Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty goes into affect 
  • Senate Curbs Defacto School Segregation 
  • Biafra surrenders after 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria (Jan. 12).
  • Rhodesia severs last tie with British Crown and declares itself a racially segregated republic (March 1).
  • US troops invade Cambodia (May 1).
  • A Palestinian revolt erupts in Jordan. Forces loyal to King Hussein suppress the revolt and expel the PLO from the country.
  • Earthquake kills more than 50,000 in Peru (May 31).
  • Egyptian President Nasser dies and is replaced by Anwar el-Sadat.
  • Tonga (June 4) and Fiji (Oct. 10) gain independence from Britain.
1970 Economy / Prices
President: Richard M. Nixon
Vice President: Spiro T. Agnew

Population: 205,052,174
Life expectancy: 70.8 years

High: 842
Low: 669

Federal spending: $195.65 billion
Federal debt: $380.9 billion
Inflation: 6.5%
Consumer Price Index: 38.8
Unemployment: 3.5%

Cost of a new home: $26,600.00
Median Household Income: $8,734.00
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.06
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $0.36
Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.62
Cost of a gallon of Milk: 1.15
Super Bowl:
Kansas City defeats Minnesota (23-7)
World Series:
Baltimore defeats Cincinnati (4-1)
NBA Championship:
New York defeats LA Lakers (4-3)
Stanley Cup:
Boston defeats St. Louis (4-0)
Women: Margaret Court defeats B.J. King (14-12 11-9)
Men: John Newcombe defeats K. Rosewall (5-7 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-1)
Kentucky Derby Champion:
Dust Commander
NCAA Basketball Championship:
UCLA defeats Jacksonville (80-69)
NCAA Football Champions:
Nebraska (AP, FW) (11-0-1); Texas (UPI, NFF-tie), (10-1-0) & Ohio St. (NFF-tie), (9-1-0)
World Cup
Brazil defeats Italy (4-1)