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1970 Trivia compiled by Ted Yates

 


 

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1970 Trivia
compiled by Ted Yates

 



 

 

Top movies of 1970 included Love Story, M*A*S*H, Airport, Catch 22, Five Easy Pieces, Patton, and Let It Be.

 


   

The most successful rock band of all time, The Beatles broke up, never to reunite again.

 
   

Bobby Orr became the first-ever defencemen to reach the 100-point mark.

 
 


 

Top albums of 1970 included ‘Abraxas’ by Santana, ‘Cosmo’s Factory’ by C.C.R. ‘Deja Vu’ by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, ‘Let It Be’ by The Beatles, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ by Simon and Garfunkel and the Woodstock soundtrack.

 


   

The Grammy award winning record of the year went to Simon and Garfunkel for ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’.

 
   

At Kent State University, National Guardsmen fire into a crowd protesting the Vietnam war, killing four and wounding eight.

 
   

Notable people we lost in 1970 include Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Billy Stewart, Tammi Terrell, Earl Grant, Vince Lombardi and Charles de Gaulle.

 
 


 

TV shows which debuted in 1970 included the Mary Tyler Moore show, The Odd Couple, The Partridge Family, McCloud, Night Gallery and The Flip Wilson Show.

 


   

U. S. President Richard Nixon sent combat troops into Cambodia.

 
   

The Boston Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues to win the Stanley cup.

The Buffalo Sabres and the Vancouver Canucks entered the N.H.L.

 
   

Anwar Sadat is elected President of Egypt.

 
   

Here are some 1970 price checks; you could buy turkey for 33 cents a pound, Kraft Dinner for 15 cents, a 2-pound tin of Nestlé’s Quik for 88 cents and a 3 oz package of Jello for 9 cents.

 
   

Music artists who had their first hit in 1970 included Bread, The Carpenters, Elton John, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Anne Murray and Neil Young.

 
   

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Cincinnati Reds 4 games to 1 to win the World Series.

 
   

Entertainers born in 1970 include Matt Damon, Mariah Carey, and Uma Thurman.

 
   

Joe Frazer knocked out Jimmy Ellis to win the Heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Gardens.

 
   

The Canadian government proposed legislation to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 in federal elections.