Remember When... 1970

Music

ABC - Jackson 5American Woman - The Guess Who
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana RossEverything Is Beautiful - Ray Stevens
For You Blue - The BeatlesHello Darlin' - Conway Twitty
I Think I Love You - The Partridge FamilyI Want you Back - Jackson 5
Let It Be - The BeatlesWar - Edwin Starr
Movies
Patton (Academy Award Winner)M*A*S*H
Little Big ManKelly's Heroes
THX 1138Airport

TV
(1960 - 70 season)

 1.Laugh-In
 2.Gunsmoke
 3.Bonanza
 4.Mayberry, RFD
 5.Family Affair
 6.Here's Lucy
 7.Red Skelton Comedy Hour
 8.Marcus Welby, M.D.
 9.The Wonderful World of Disney
 10.The Doris Day Show

Movies & TV

JanuaryThe movie rating system modifies the "M" rating to "PG."
FebruaryBicycle use is permitted for crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.
MarchMail service is paralyzed by the first major postal strike.
AprilPaul McCartney announces the official split of the Beatles.
MayDiane Crump becomes the first woman jockey in the Kentucky Derby.
JuneThe first baseball game at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium is played.
JulyA baby is born on Alcatraz Island.
AugustThe first computer chess tournament takes place.
September"Monday Night Football" premieres on ABC. (Browns beat the Jets 31-21)
OctoberThe "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers.
NovemberThe Cleveland Cavaliers record their first NBA victory, beating Portland 105-103.
DecemberThe NHL takes control of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Timeline

George Wallace leads a major backlash against racial integration.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is created.
An explosion aboard Apollo 13 forces the emergency return of the damaged spacecraft and its crew.
The US voting age is lowered from 21 to 18.
The first Earth Day, April 21st, is marked by widespread demonstrations against pollution.
The New York City Marathon is run on September 23rd, attracting 127 starters.
The soap opera "All My Children" premieres on ABC.

National News

World Series ChampionBaltimore Orioles U.S. Open GolfTony Jacklin
Pro Football ChampionKansas City Chiefs Indy 500 WinnerAl Unser/155.749mph
Stanley Cup WinnerBoston Bruins NCAA Basketball ChampsUCLA
College Football ChampsNebraska, Texas &
Ohio State
 Heisman Trophy WinnerJim Plunkett/Stanford
Sports News
New House$23,400 Granulated Sugar60 for 5 lbs.
Average Annual Income$9,357 Vitamin D Milk$1.32 per gallon
New Car$3,979 Ground Coffee98 per lb.
Average Rent per Month$140 Bacon80 per lb.
Tuition to Harvard (per year)$2,400 Eggs42 per dozen
Movie Ticket$1.50 Fresh Ground Hamburger60 per lb.
Gasoline (per gallon)36 Fresh Baked Bread24 per loaf
U.S. Postage Stamp6   

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