1970 is a normal year starting on Thursday according to the Gregorian calendar. Showa 45.
This section describes 1970 from an international perspective.
Zodiac: Yang Metal Dog
Japan (dates match)
Republic of Korea (dates match)
Republic of Korea 52 years
Republic of China (dates match)
Republic of China 59th year
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (dates match)
Subject 59 years
Buddhist calendar: 2512-2513
Islamic calendar: October 22, 1389-November 3, 1390
Jewish calendar: April 23, 5730-April 3, 5731
Unix Time: 0 --3153999
Modified Julian Day (MJD): 40587 --40951
Lilian Date (LD): 141428 --141792 * The juche calendar was established in 1997 in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
January 1-UNIX time begins at 0:00:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
January 5-All My Children begins airing in the United States.
January 15-The Republic of Biafra surrenders and the Biafra War ends.
February 7-A summit of five Arab warring nations accuses the United States of providing weapons to Israel and announces its determination to liberate Palestine.
February 10-41 tourists die in the Val-d'Isère avalanche.
February 11-Succeeded in launching Japan's first artificial satellite "Osumi".
February 18-President Nixon submits a diplomatic textbook emphasizing Japan's role to Congress.
March 1-US Army decides Kadena Air Base as a new strategic transportation base.
March 5-The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty comes into effect.
March 14-Opening of the Japan World Exposition (Osaka Expo) (-September 13).
March 18-Coup d'etat, Sihanouk dismissed in Cambodia, General Lon Nol takes control.
March 19-West German Prime Minister Willy Brandt and East German Prime Minister Willi Stoph meet in Airfurt for the first time in the East-West German summit.
March 31-Japanese aircraft hijacking incident occurred.
April 5-Zhou Enlai visits North Korea.
April 10-The Beatles disbanded.
April 11-Apollo 13 launch. Two days later, on April 13, an oxygen tank explosion occurred.
April 16-US and Soviet Union start SALT plenary session in Vienna.
April 19-Kenzo Matsumura meets with Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai.
April 24-The People's Republic of China successfully launches the first artificial satellite, Dong Fang Hong 1.
April 30-US and South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia.
May 4-Kent State University shooting incident occurs in Ohio. National Guard fired at the participants in the rally, killing four people and injuring nine seriously.
May 15-France conducts a nuclear test in the South Pacific.
May 19-Promulgation of Tsukuba Research Academy Urban Construction Law.
May 31-Great earthquake in northern Peru, magnitude 7.5, death toll about 70,000.
June 4-Independence of the Kingdom of Tonga, joining the Commonwealth of Nations.
June 18-British general election, Conservative Party wins.
June 23-Automatic extension of the Japan-US Security Treaty.
June 24-US Senate abandons the Gulf of Tonkin resolution.
June 26-Reformed executives such as the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and former First Secretary Alexander Dubček are expelled (the de facto end of Prague Spring).
June 29-US troops withdraw from Cambodia completed.
July 3-Dan-Air Service's DH106 Comet, flying from Manchester to Barcelona, crashes near Barcelona, killing all 112 crew and passengers.
July 7-The Gyeongbu Expressway opens in South Korea due to the opening of the Oda IC-Daegu IC (currently the Daegu JCT).
July 10-Comecon signs an agreement to establish an international investment bank.
July 14-The Government of Japan decides to unify the name of Japan to "Japan" at a cabinet meeting.