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1970


Jan
9
Led Zeppelin live at the Royal Albert HallLed Zeppelin live at the Royal Albert Hall (1970).Top 10 Greatest Live Musical Performances

12
Birthday of Zack de la RochaBirthday of Zack de la Rocha (1970)Top 10 Artists Whose Songs Sound the Same
Top 10 Alternative Bands of the 1990s

12
Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan is bornWu-Tang Clan member Raekwon is born (1970)Top 10 Wu-Tang Clan Songs
Top 10 Rap Groups and Crews

15
Muammar al-Qaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya Muammar al-Qaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya (1970)Muammar Gaddafi Biography: A Dictator's Life, Death

22
The Boeing 747's maiden voyage from JFK to HeathrowThe 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 (1970)The History of Aviation

23
Birthday of Alex GaudinoBirthday of Alex Gaudino (1970)Another Top 10 Sexiest Music Videos

31
Birthday of Minnie DriverBirthday of Minnie Driver (1970)Top 10 Underrated Actresses

Feb
3
Birthday of Warwick DavisBirthday of Warwick Davis (1970)Top 10 Influential Little People

13
Release: Black Sabbath releases first albumBlack Sabbath releases first album (1970)Top 10 Black Sabbath Songs
Ozzy Osbourne: Biography from Black Sabbath to Solo Artist

28
Release: Van Morrison album 'Moondance' is releasedVan Morrison's third solo album, 'Moondance,' is releasedVan Morrison Biography: Life and Career of the Singer-Songwriter

Mar
5
Birthday of Red Hot Chili Peppers' John Frusciante Birthday of John Frusciante [Red Hot Chili Peppers] (1970)The History of Red Hot Chili Peppers

6
Birthday of Megadeth's Chris BroderickBirthday of Chris Broderick [Megadeth] (1970)Interview With Megadeth on Endgame

9
Birthday of Shannon LetoBirthday of Shannon Leto (1970).10 Questions with 30 Seconds to Mars

16
Death of Tammi TerrellDeath of Tammi Terrell (1970)Top 10 Classic Duets

17
Birthday of Gene Ween (Aaron Freeman) of WeenBirthday of Gene Ween (Aaron Freeman) of Ween (1970)Top 10 Underground Music Groups

18
Birth of Dana Elaine Owens, better known by her stage name Queen Latifah.Birth of Dana Elaine Owens, better known by her stage name Queen Latifah. She is an American singer, rapper, model, and actress.Top 10 Rappers and Hip Hop Artists Turned Actors

26
Release: WoodstockThe film Woodstock is released (1970)Top 10 Greatest Concert Films

27
Birthday of Mariah CareyBirthday of Mariah Carey (1970)Top 10 Mariah Carey Songs
Mariah Carey Biography: Life and Career of the Pop Diva
Top 10 Female Vocalists
Top 10 Lip Sync Fails

Apr
2
Release: PattonThe film Patton is released (1970)Top 10 Movie Battle Speeches

10
Paul McCartney leaves The BeatlesPaul McCartney announces that he leaves The Beatles for personal and professional reasons (1970)The History of The Beatles

11
Apollo 13 is launched Apollo 13 is launched (1970)Space Race: 20th Century Timeline and Firsts
Another Top 10 Craziest Events Caught on Camera

20
Birthday of Shemar MooreBirthday of Shemar Moore (1970)Top 10 Male Models-Turned-Actors

22
First Earth DayFirst Earth Day (1970)Top 10 Environmental Warning Movies
What is Earth Day?
Top 10 Dangers Facing Our Planet
Top 10 Defining Moments of 1970s America

25
Birthday of Jason LeeBirthday of Jason Lee, an American actor, comedian and professional skateboarder (1970)Top 10 Celebrity Scientologists

29
Birthday of Uma Thurman Birthday of Uma Thurman (1970)Top 10 Female Action Stars

May
1
Protests erupt in Seattle to contest U.S. entry into CambodiaProtests erupt in Seattle, Washington, following the announcement by U.S. President Richard Nixon that U.S. Forces in Vietnam would pursue enemy troops into Cambodia, a neutral country (1970)Biography of Richard Nixon: Presidency and Watergate

4
Birthday of Karla HomolkaBirthday of Karla Homolka, a woman convicted of aiding her husband rape and murder at least three women, including her own sister (1970)Top 10 Most Evil Women in History

4
Vietnam War: Kent State shootingsVietnam War: Kent State shootings: the Ohio National Guard, sent to Kent State University after disturbances in the city of Kent the weekend before, opens fire killing four unarmed students and wounding nine others. The students were protesting the UnitedVietnam War: History and Key Dates

8
Release: The Beatles album, Let It Be, is releasedLet It Be is released (1970)Top 10 Beatles Songs
Top 10 Beatles Moments

9
Birthday of Ghostface KillahBirthday of Ghostface Killah (1970)Top 10 Wu-Tang Clan Songs
Wu-Tang Clan: History of the Hip Hop Group
Top 10 Rap Groups and Crews

17
Birthday of NKOTB's Jordan KnightBirthday of NKOTB's Jordan KnightMusic Showdown: New Kids on the Block Vs. Backstreet Boys

18
Birthday of Tina Fey Birthday of Tina Fey (1970)Tina Fey Biography: Saturday Night Live to 30 Rock

Jun
6
Birthday of KoRn's James 'Munky' ShafferBirthday of James 'Munky' Shaffer [KoRn] (1970)Interview With KoRn on Their Fans and The Internet
Interview With KoRn on Their New Album
Interview With KoRn on Their Career

13
Birthday of Rivers CuomoBirthday of Rivers Cuomo (1970)Top 10 Alternative Bands of the 1990s

14
The TV show Spider-Man airs its last episodeThe TV show Spider-Man airs its last episode (1970)Top 10 Greatest Cartoon Show Theme Songs

19
Birthday of Korn's Brian Head WelchBirthday of Brian Head Welch [Korn] (1970)Interview With KoRn on Their Fans and The Internet
Interview With KoRn on Their New Album
Interview With KoRn on Their Career

26
Birthday of Paul Thomas AndersonBirthday of Paul Thomas Anderson (1970)Top 10 Independent Filmmakers

Jul
6
Birthday of Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah DeckBirthday of Inspectah Deck [Wu-Tang Clan] (1970)Top 10 Wu-Tang Clan Songs
Wu-Tang Clan: History of the Hip Hop Group

8
Birthday of Beck (Hansen)Birthday of Beck (Hansen), an American musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for his song 'Loser.'Top 10 Celebrity Scientologists
Top 10 Alternative Bands of the 1990s

10
Birthday of Adam HillsBirthday of Adam Hills, an Australian comedian and television presenter.Comedian Adam Hills: Music Trivia and TV vs Standup

30
Birthday of Christopher NolanBirthday of Christopher Nolan (1970)Christopher Nolan: The Visionary Behind The Dark Knight and Inception
Top 10 Modern Directors

Aug
2
Birthday of Kevin SmithBirthday of Kevin Smith (1970)Top 10 Independent Filmmakers

6
Birthday of M. Night ShyamalanBirthday of M. Night Shyamalan (1970)M. Night Shyamalan: From Twist Thrillers to Action-Fantasies
Top 10 Worst Hollywood Directors

20
Birthday of Limp Bizkit's Fred DurstBirthday of Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst (1970).Another Top 10 Hated Musical Artists

23
Birthday of River PhoenixBirthday of River Phoenix (1970)Top 10 Actors Who Died Too Soon

29
The Who live at the Isle of Wight FestivalThe Who live at the Isle of Wight Festival (1970).Top 10 Greatest Live Musical Performances

Sep
3
Death of Vince LombardiDeath of Vince Lombardi (1970)Top 10 Coaches: Old vs. New

12
Release: Five Easy Pieces is releasedFive Easy Pieces is released (1970).Top 10 Jack Nicholson Performances

18
Black Sabbath album, Paranoid, is releasedBlack Sabbath album, Paranoid, is released (1970)Top 10 Guitar Riffs of the All Time
Top 10 Heavy Metal Anthems
Top 10 Black Sabbath Songs
Top 10 Misheard Lyrics

18
Death of Jimi HendrixDeath of Jimi Hendrix (1970)Top 10 Guitarists of All Time (REDUX)
Top 10 Memorable Grammy Snubs
Top 10 Musicians Who Died at Age 27
The Life and Career of Jimi Hendrix
Top 10 Solo Guitarists
Top 10 Guitar Solos
Top 10 Signature Rock Moves
Top 10 Hard Rock Guitar Riffs
Top 10 Musicians Who Died Too Soon
Top 10 Decade Defining Musical Acts: 1960s
Top 10 Decade Defining Songs: 1960s
Top 10 Most Shocking Music Myths

19
Premiere of the sitcom 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'Premiere of the sitcom 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' (1970)Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1970s

19
The TV series The Mary Tyler Moore Show airs its first episodeThe TV series The Mary Tyler Moore Show airs its first episode (1970)Top 10 Sitcoms of All Time

24
Premiere of the sitcom 'The Odd Couple'Premiere of the sitcom 'The Odd Couple' (1970)Top 10 Television Sitcoms of the 1970s

25
Birthday of Dean Ween (Michael Melchiondo, Jr.) of WeenBirthday of Dean Ween (Michael Melchiondo, Jr.) of Ween (1970)Top 10 Underground Music Groups

29
Birthday of Russell PetersA list of the top ten funniest comedians born in CanadaTop 10 Canadian Comedians

29
Birthday of Nicholas Winding RefnBirthday of Nicholas Winding Refn (1970)Top 10 Independent Filmmakers

Oct
3
Black Thought of The Roots is bornBlack Thought, lead MC of The Roots, is bornTop 10 Rap Groups and Crews

4
Death of Janis JoplinDeath: Janis Joplin (1970)The Life and Career of Janis Joplin
Top 10 Frontwomen in Rock
Top 10 Female Vocalists

5
Release: Led Zeppelin III is releasedLed Zeppelin III is released (1970).Top 10 Led Zeppelin Songs

5
The October Crisis begins.The October Crisis begins when two members of the 'Liberation Cell' of the FLQ kidnap British Trade Commissioner James Cross from his home.Quebec Politics: 20th Century - Referendums, Language Laws

8
Birthday of Matt DamonBirthday of actor Matt Damon (1970)Matt Damon: From Obscure Actor To Hollywood Golden Boy
Top 10 Matt Damon Performances
Top 10 Actor Body Transformations

15
Birthday of Ginuwine Interview with rap artists Ginuwine and Belly Interview with Ginuwine and Belly

15
Death of Leonarda CianciulliDeath of Leonarda Cianciulli, who murdered three women and came to be known as The Soap-Maker of Correggio (1970)Top 10 Most Evil Women in History

17
During the October Crisis, the FLQ announces Pierre Laporte's death.During the October Crisis, the FLQ announces Pierre Laporte's death.Quebec Politics: 20th Century - Referendums, Language Laws

19
Birthday of Chris Kattan Birthday of Chris Kattan (1970)The History of Saturday Night Live

24
Birthday of Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk HotelBirthday of Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel (1970)Top 10 Underground Music Groups

25
Birthday of Ed Robertson of the Barenaked LadiesThis band is well-known for their unique brand of quirky humor. http://www.WatchMojo.com chats with Ed and Kevin from BNL about the band's evolution.Interview With Barenaked Ladies

31
Birth of voice actor Nolan North. Birth of voice actor Nolan North. He has been described as the leading man of the games industry, and is best known for his voice work as Nathan Drake.Top 10 Video Game Voice Actor Performances

Nov
11
Birthday of U-God of Wu-Tang ClanWu-Tang Clan member U-God is born (1970)Top 10 Wu-Tang Clan Songs
Top 10 Rap Groups and Crews

12
Birthday of Tonya HardingBirthday of Tonya Harding (1970)Top 10 Worst Cheaters in Sports

23
Release: Release of My Sweet Lord by George HarrisonRelease of My Sweet Lord by George Harrison (1970)Top 10 Rip-off Songs

Dec
1
Birthday of Sarah SilvermanBirthday of Sarah Silverman (1970)Top 10 Most Hated Comedians

6
Release: Gimme ShelterThe film Gimme Shelter is released (1970)Top 10 Greatest Concert Films

19
Birthday of Tyson BeckfordBirthday of Tyson Beckford (1970)Top 10 Male Models-Turned-Actors

27
Birthday of ChynaBirthday of Chyna (1970)Top 10 Female Wrestlers