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1970 Historical Events

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37th President:
Richard Nixon

Served from January 20, 1969 to August 9, 1974 (6 years)
World Series Winner:
New York Mets (NL)

Defeated the Baltimore Orioles (AL) with a record of 4-1
Super Bowl IV Winner:
Kansas City Chiefs

Defeated the Minnesota Vikings with a score of 23-7
Time Magazine's
Person of the Year:
Willy Brandt

From West Germany
Apollo 11 astronauts-Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., -take first walk on the Moon
(July 20, 1969)


For 1970 movies, Love Story came out on top. It grossed over $106,397,186 to make it the most popular movie of 1970. Among 1970 TV shows, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In was the most popular for the year.


Top Movies from 1970

  • Love Story
  • Airport
  • M*A*S*H
  • Patton
  • The Aristocats
  • Woodstock
  • Little Big Man
  • Ryan's Daughter
  • Tora! Tora! Tora!
  • Catch-22

Top Songs from 1970

  • Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel
  • (They Long To Be) Close To You, Carpenters
  • American Woman/No Sugar Tonight, The Guess Who
  • Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, B.J. Thomas
  • War, Edwin Starr
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Diana Ross

Billboard Top Songs from 1970

All of the 1970 hits below topped the 1970 Billboard Top 100 charts. Can you remember the lyrics of any of these 1970 top songs?

1.Simon and GarfunkelBridge Over Troubled Water
2.Carpenters(They Long To Be) Close To You
3.Guess WhoAmerican Woman / No Sugar Tonight
4.B.J. ThomasRaindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
5.Edwin StarrWar
6.Diana RossAin't No Mountain High Enough
7.Jackson 5I'll Be There
8.Rare EarthGet Ready
9.BeatlesLet It Be
10.Freda PayneBand Of Gold
11.Three Dog NightMama Told Me (Not To Come)
12.Ray StevensEverything Is Beautiful
13.BreadMake It With You
14.Vanity FareHitchin' A Ride
15.Jackson 5ABC
16.Jackson 5The Love You Save
17.Neil DiamondCracklin' Rose
19.Sly and The Family StoneThank You (Fallettin Me Be Mice Elf Again)
20.Eric Burdon and WarSpill The Wine
21.Five StairstepsO-o-h Child
22.Norman GreenbaumSpirit In The Sky
23.Melanie and The Edwin Hawkins SingersLay Down (Candles In The Rain)
24.TemptationsBall Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
25.MomentsLove On A Two Way Street
26.FreeAll Right Now
27.Poppy FamilyWhich Way You Goin' Billy?
28.Jackson 5I Want You Back
29.Bobby ShermanJulie, Do Ya Love Me
30.SugarloafGreen-Eyed Lady
31.Stevie WonderSigned Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
32.Blues ImageRide Captain Ride
33.Shocking BlueVenus
34.John LennonInstant Karma (We All Shine On)
35.Clarence CarterPatches
36.Creedence Clearwater RevivalLookin' Out My Back Door / Long As I Can See The Light
37.Brook BentonRainy Night In Georgia
38.Kenny Rogers and The First EditionSomething's Burning
39.Chairmen Of The BoardGive Me Just A Little More Time
40.Edison LighthouseLove Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
41.BeatlesThe Long And Winding Road / For You Blue
42.Anne MurraySnowbird
43.MarmaladeReflections Of My Life
44.Eddie HolmanHey There Lonely Girl
45.JaggerzThe Rapper
46.HolliesHe Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
47.Alive and KickingTighter, Tighter
48.BadfingerCome And Get It
49.Simon and GarfunkelCecelia
50.Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm BandLove Land
51.Tyrone DavisTurn Back The Hands Of Time
53.Mungo JerryIn The Summertime
54.R. Dean TaylorIndiana Wants Me
55.Rare Earth(I Know) I'm Losing You
56.Bobby ShermanEasy Come, Easy Go
57.Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm BandExpress Yourself
58.Four TopsStill Water
59.ChicagoMake Me Smile
60.Frijid PinkHouse Of The Rising Sun
61.Chicago25 Or 6 To 4
62.White PlainsMy Baby Loves Lovin'
63.Friends Of DistinctionLove Or Let Me Be Lonely
64.Brotherhood Of ManUnited We Stand
65.CarpentersWe've Only Just Begun
66.Mark LindsayArizona
67.James TaylorFire And Rain
68.Gene ChandlerGroovy Situation
69.SantanaEvil Ways
70.Guess WhoNo Time
71.DelfonicsDidn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
72.Elvis PresleyThe Wonder Of You / Mama Liked The Roses
73.Creedence Clearwater RevivalUp Around The Bend / Run Through The Jungle
74.Ronnie Dyson(If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can't I Touch You
75.B.J. ThomasI Just Can't Help Believing
76.SpinnersIt's A Shame
77.Bobbi MartinFor The Love Of Him
78.MountainMississippi Queen
79.Ike and Tina TurnerI Want To Take You Higher
80.Joe CockerThe Letter
81.Tee SetMa Belle Amie
82.OriginalsThe Bells
83.ChristieYellow River
84.100 Proof Aged In SoulSomebody's Been Sleeping
85.Ides Of MarchVehicle
86.PipkinsGimme Dat Ding
87.Robin McNamaraLay A Little Lovin' On Me
88.SupremesUp The Ladder To The Roof
89.Creedence Clearwater RevivalTravelin' Band / Who'll Stop The Rain
90.SandpipersCome Saturday Morning
91.TemptationsPsychedelic Shack
92.Tom JonesWithout Love (There Is Nothing)
93.Pacific Gas and ElectricAre You Ready?
94.Crosby, Stills, Nash and YoungWoodstock
95.Dionne WarwickI'll Never Fall In Love Again
96.New SeekersLook What They've Done To My Song Ma
97.Joe SouthWalk A Mile In My Shoes
98.B.B. KingThe Thrill Is Gone
99.Glen CampbellIt's Only Make Believe
100.Aretha FranklinCall Me

Most Popular Names for People Who Graduated in 1970


  1. Linda
  2. Mary
  3. Patricia
  4. Deborah
  5. Susan


  1. James
  2. Robert
  3. John
  4. Michael
  5. David

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Class of 1970: If are part of the 1970 graduating class, we hope you enjoy thinking about the historical events, remembering the lyrics to the best songs, and thinking back to some of your best high school friends. Be sure to visit® to find old friends from the class of 1970 and reconnect with fellow class of '70 graduates. They have tools to help you plan a class of 1970 reunion, see yearbook photos from 1970, and use the graduates list to get in touch with old friends.

If you did not graduate in the class of 1970, try the Class of 1969 or the Class of 1971.