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  • January 1Unix time begins at 00:00:00 UTC.
  • January 4 – The 7.1 Mw Tonghai earthquake shakes Tonghai County, Yunnan province, China, with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). Between 10,000–15,621 were killed and 26,783 were injured.
  • January 5 – The first episode of United States soap opera All My Children is broadcast on the ABC television network.
  • January 12Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian Civil War.
  • January 14Diana Ross and The Supremes perform their farewell live concert together at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. Ross's replacement, Jean Terrell, is introduced onstage at the end of the last show.
  • January 15 – After a 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria, Biafran forces under Philip Effiong formally surrender to General Yakubu Gowon.
  • January 20 – The Greater London Council announces its plans for the Thames Barrier at Woolwich to prevent flooding (the barrier opens in 1981).
  • January 21
    • Five lifeboatmen are killed when a Fraserburgh, Scotland vessel, The Duchess of Kent, capsizes.
    • Pan American Airways offers the first commercially scheduled 747 service from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
  • January 23Joseph Fielding Smith becomes the 10th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • January 26Mick Jagger is fined £200 for possession of cannabis.


  • February 1 – The Benavidez rail disaster near Buenos Aires, Argentina kills 236.
  • February 10 – An avalanche at Val-d'Isère, France kills 39 tourists.
  • February 11Ōsumi, Japan's first satellite, is launched on a Lambda-4 rocket.
  • February 13Black Sabbath's eponymous debut album is released; often regarded as the first true heavy metal album.
  • February 14 – The iconic live album The Who: Live at Leeds is recorded.
  • February 17
    • MacDonald family massacre: Jeffrey R. MacDonald kills his wife and children at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, claiming that drugged-out "hippies" did it.

      February 11: Ōsumi (satellite) launched

    • Author David Irving is ordered to pay £40,000 libel damages to Capt. John Broome over his book The Destruction of Convoy PQ17.
  • February 18 – A jury finds the Chicago Seven defendants not guilty of conspiring to incite a riot, in charges stemming from the violence at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Five of the defendants are found guilty on the lesser charge of crossing state lines to incite a riot.
  • February 19Poseidon bubble: shares in Australian nickel mining company Poseidon NL, which stood at $0.80 in September 1969, peak at around $280 before the speculative bubble bursts.
  • February 21 – Construction begins on the Boğaziçi Bridge crossing the Bosphorus in Istanbul.
  • February 22Guyana becomes a Republic within the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • February 26Chevrolet releases the second generation Camaro.


  • March 1Rhodesia severs its last tie with the United Kingdom, declaring itself a republic.
  • March 5 – The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect, after ratification by 56 nations.
  • March 6
    • A bomb being constructed by members of the Weathermen and meant to be planted at a military dance in New Jersey, explodes, killing 3 members of the organization.
    • Süleyman Demirel of AP forms the new government of Turkey (32nd government).
  • March 7
    • Citroën introduces the SM at the Geneva Auto Salon.
    • A solar eclipse passes along the Atlantic coast region. Totality is visible across southern Mexico and across the southeast coast of the United States, Nantucket, and Nova Scotia.
  • March 12 – Teenagers in the United Kingdom vote for the first time, in a by-election in Bridgwater.
  • March 15 – The Expo '70 World's Fair opens in Suita, Osaka, Japan.
  • March 16 – The complete New English Bible is published.
  • March 17 – The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the My Lai Massacre.
  • March 18
    • General Lon Nol ousts Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
    • United States Postal Service workers in New York City go on strike; the strike spreads to the state of California and the cities of Akron, Ohio, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, and Denver; 210,000 out of 750,000 U.S. postal employees walk out. President Nixon assigns military units to New York City post offices. The strike lasts 2 weeks.
  • March 20 – The Agency for Cultural and Technical Co-operation (ACCT) (Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique) is founded.
  • March 21
  • March 31
    • NASA's Explorer 1, the first American satellite and Explorer program spacecraft, reenters Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit.
    • Japan Airlines Flight 351, carrying 131 passengers and 7 crew from Tokyo to Fukuoka, is hijacked by Japanese Red Army members. All passengers are eventually freed.
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April 17: Apollo 13 crew after splashdown.


  • April 1
    • American President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, banning cigarette television advertisements in the United States from January 1, 1971.
    • American Motors Corporation introduces the Gremlin.
    • The 1970 United States Census begins. There are 203,392,031 United States residents on this day.
  • April 4 – Fragments of burnt human remains believed to be those of Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun, Joseph Goebbels, Magda Goebbels and the Goebbels children are crushed and scattered in the Biederitz river at a KGB center in Magdeburg, East Germany.
  • April 6BBC Radio 4 broadcasts the first edition of PM.
  • April 8
    • A huge gas explosion at a subway construction site in Osaka, Japan kills 79 and injures over 400.
    • Israeli Air Force F-4 Phantom II fighter bombers kill 47 Egyptian school children at an elementary school in what is known as Bahr el-Baqar massacre. The single-floor school is hit by 5 bombs and 2 air-to-ground missiles.
  • April 10
    • In a press release written in mock-interview style, that is included in promotional copies of his first solo album, Paul McCartney announces that he has left The Beatles.[1]
  • April 11
    • An avalanche at a tuberculosis sanatorium in the French Alps kills 74, mostly young boys.
    • Apollo program: Apollo 13 (Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, Jack Swigert) is launched toward the Moon.
  • April 13 – An oxygen tank in the Apollo 13 spacecraft explodes, forcing the crew to abort the mission and return in 4 days.
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April 1: New car: AMC Gremlin

  • April 16
    • Rev. Ian Paisley wins a by-election to gain a seat in the House of Commons of Northern Ireland.
    • The National Westminster Bank begins trading in the United Kingdom.
  • April 17Apollo program: Apollo 13 splashes down safely in the Pacific.
  • April 21 – The Principality of Hutt River "secedes" from Australia (it remains unrecognised by Australia and other nations).
  • April 22 – The first Earth Day is celebrated in the U.S.
  • April 24 – China's first satellite (Dong Fang Hong 1) is launched into orbit using a Long March-1 Rocket (CZ-1).
  • April 26 – The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is founded.
  • April 29 – The U.S. invades Cambodia to hunt out the Viet Cong; widespread, large antiwar protests occur in the U.S.


  • May 1 – Demonstrations against the trial of the New Haven Nine, Bobby Seale, and Ericka Huggins draw 12,000. President Richard Nixon orders U.S. forces to cross into neutral Cambodia, threatening to widen the Vietnam War, sparking nationwide riots and leading to the Kent State shootings.
  • May 4Kent State shootings: Four students at Kent State University in Ohio, USA are killed and 9 wounded by Ohio National Guardsmen, at a protest against the incursion into Cambodia.
  • May 6
    • Arms Crisis in the Republic of Ireland: Charles Haughey and Neil Blaney are dismissed as members of the Irish Government, for accusations of their involvement in a plot to import arms for use by the Provisional IRA in Northern Ireland.
    • Feyenoord wins the European Cup after a 2–1 win over Celtic.
  • May 8
    • Hard Hat Riot: Unionized construction workers attack about 1,000 students and others protesting the Kent State shootings near the intersection of Wall Street and Broad Street and at New York City Hall.
    • The Beatles release their 12th and final album, Let It Be.
    • The New York Knicks win their first NBA championship, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 113-99 in Game 7 of the world championship series at Madison Square Garden.
  • May 9 – In Washington, D.C., 100,000 people demonstrate against the Vietnam War.
  • May 10 – The Boston Bruins win their first Stanley Cup since 1941 when Bobby Orr scores a goal 40 seconds into overtime for a 4-3 victory which completes a four-game sweep of the St. Louis Blues.
  • May 11
    • Henry Marrow is killed in an alleged hate crime in Oxford, North Carolina.
    • Lubbock tornado: An F5 tornado hits downtown Lubbock, Texas, the first to hit a downtown district of a major city since Topeka, Kansas in 1966; 28 are killed.
  • May 12 – The 1976 Winter Olympics are awarded to Denver, Colorado but it is later rejected in 1972.
  • May 14
    • Ulrike Meinhof helps Andreas Baader escape and create the Red Army Faction which exists until 1998.
    • In the second day of violent demonstrations at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, state law enforcement officers fire into the demonstrators, killing 2 and injuring 12.
  • May 17Thor Heyerdahl sets sail from Morocco on the papyrus boat Ra II, to sail the Atlantic Ocean.
  • May 23 – A fire occurs in the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Strait near Bangor, Caernarfonshire, Wales, contributing to its partial destruction and amounting to approximately £1,000,000 worth of fire damage.
  • May 24 – The scientific drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the USSR.
  • May 26 – The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
  • May 27 – A British expedition climbs the south face of Annapurna I.
  • May 31
    • The 7.9 Mw Ancash earthquake shakes Peru with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe) and a landslide buries the town of Yungay, Peru. Between 66,794–70,000 were killed and 50,000 were injured.
    • The 1970 FIFA World Cup is inaugurated in Mexico.


  • June 1Soyuz 9, a two-man spacecraft, is launched in the Soviet Union.
  • June 2 – Norway announces it has rich oil deposits off its North Sea coast.
  • June 4Tonga gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • June 7The Who become the first act to perform rock music (their rock opera, Tommy) at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.
  • June 8 – A coup in Argentina brings a new junta of service chiefs; on June 18, Roberto M. Levingston becomes President.
  • June 11 – The United States gets its first female generals, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington.
  • June 12NDFLOAG guerrillas attack military garrisons at Izki and Nizwa in Oman.
  • June 13The Long and Winding Road becomes the Beatles' 20th and final single to reach number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • June 15Operation Wedding: fifteen refuseniks try to escape from the Soviet Union by hijacking a plane.
  • June 18United Kingdom general election, 1970: the Conservative Party wins and Edward Heath becomes Prime Minister, ousting the Labour government of Harold Wilson after nearly six years in power. The election result is something of a surprise, as most of the opinion polls had predicted a third successive Labour win.[2]
  • June 21
    • Brazil defeats Italy 4–1 to win the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.
    • Penn Central declares Section 77 bankruptcy, the largest ever US corporate bankruptcy up to this date.
  • June 24 – The United States Senate repeals the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution of 1964.
  • June 28 – U.S. ground troops withdraw from Cambodia.
  • June 30Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati opens.


  • July 1
    • Colorado State College changes its name to University of Northern Colorado.
    • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is subordinated to Public Health Service.
  • July 3 – The French Army detonates a 914 kiloton thermonuclear device in the Mururoa Atoll. It is their fourth and largest nuclear test.
  • July 4
    • A chartered Dan-Air De Havilland Comet crashes into the mountains north of Barcelona; at least 112 people are killed.
    • Bob Hope and other entertainers gather in Washington, D.C. for Honor America Day, a nonpartisan holiday event.
    • Longtime radio music countdown show American Top 40 debuts on 5 U.S. stations with Casey Kasem as host.
  • July 5Air Canada Flight 621 crashes at Toronto International Airport, Toronto, Ontario; all 109 passengers and crew are killed.
  • July 11 – The first tunnel under the Pyrenees links the towns of Aragnouet (France) and Bielsa (Spain).
  • July 12Thor Heyerdahl's papyrus boat Ra II arrives in Barbados.
  • July 16Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh opens.
  • July 21 – The Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed.
  • July 23
    • Said bin Taimur, Sultan of Muscat and Oman, is deposed in a palace coup by his son, Qaboos.
    • Two CS gas canisters are thrown into the chamber of the British House of Commons.
  • July 30 – Damages totalling £485,528 are awarded to 28 Thalidomide victims.
  • July 31NBC anchor Chet Huntley retires from full-time broadcasting.


  • August 7Harold Haley, Marin County Superior Court Judge, is taken hostage and murdered, in an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.
  • August 17 – The U.S. sinks 418 containers of nerve gas into the Gulf Stream near the Bahamas.
  • August 17Venera program: Venera 7 is launched toward Venus. It later becomes the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet.
  • August 24Vietnam War protesters bomb Sterling Hall at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, leading to an international manhunt for the perpetrators.
  • August 26
    • Women's Strike for Equality takes place down Fifth Avenue in New York City.
    • The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 begins on East Afton Farm off the coast of England. Some 600,000 people attend the largest rock festival of all time. Artists include Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, Chicago, Richie Havens, John Sebastian, Joan Baez, Ten Years After, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Moody Blues and Jethro Tull.
  • August 29Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Rubén Salazar.


  • September 1 – An assassination attempt against King Hussein of Jordan precipitates the Black September crisis.
  • September 3September 6Israeli forces fight Palestinian guerillas in southern Lebanon.
  • September 5
    • Vietnam WarOperation Jefferson Glenn: The United States 101st Airborne Division and the South Vietnamese 1st Infantry Division initiate a new operation in Thua Thien Province (the operation ends in October 1971).
    • Formula One driver Jochen Rindt is killed in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix. He becomes World Driving Champion anyhow, first to earn the honor posthumously.
  • September 6Dawson's Field hijackings, The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacks 4 passenger aircraft from Pan Am, TWA and Swissair on flights to New York from Brussels, Frankfurt and Zürich.
  • September 7
    • An anti-war rally is held at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, attended by John Kerry, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland.
    • Fighting breaks out between Arab guerillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan.
  • September 8September 10 – The Jordanian government and Palestinian guerillas make repeated unsuccessful truces.
  • September 9
  • September 10
    • Cambodian government forces break the siege of Kompong Tho after 3 months.
    • The Chevrolet Vega is introduced.
  • September 11 – The Ford Pinto is introduced.
  • September 13
    • The covert incursion of Operation Tailwind is instigated by the American forces in southeast Laos.
    • The first New York City Marathon begins.
  • September 15 – King Hussein of Jordan forms a military government with Muhammad Daoud as the prime minister.
  • September 18 – American musician Jimi Hendrix dies from an overdose of sleeping pills.
  • September 20
    • Syrian armored forces cross the Jordanian border.
    • Luna 16 lands on the Moon and lifts off the next day with samples. It lands on Earth September 24.
  • September 21
    • Palestinian armored forces reinforce Palestinian guerillas in Irbidi, Jordan.
    • Monday Night Football debuts on ABC; the Cleveland Browns defeat the New York Jets 31-21 in front of more than 85,000 fans at Cleveland Stadium.
  • September 22
    • The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) is founded.
    • Tunku Abdul Rahman resigns as prime minister of Malaysia, and is succeeded by his deputy Tun Abdul Razak.
  • September 23 – The first women's only tennis tournament begins in Houston, known as the Houston Women's Invitation.
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  • September 27Richard Nixon begins a tour of Europe, visiting Italy, Yugoslavia, Spain, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • September 28Gamal Abdel Nasser dies; Vice President Anwar Sadat is named temporary president of Egypt.
  • September 29
    • The U.S. Congress gives President Richard Nixon authority to sell arms to Israel.
    • In Berlin, Red Army Faction members rob 3 banks, with loot totalling over DM200,000.


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  • October 2
    • Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) the Environmental Science Services Administration (ESSA) Corps, one of seven federal uniformed services of the United States, is renamed to NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps under the soon to be formed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    • The Wichita State University football team's "Gold" plane crashes in Colorado, killing most of the players. They were on their way (along with administrators and fans) to a game with Utah State University.
    • Pink Floyd releases Atom Heart Mother. It becomes their first number 1 album.
  • October 3
    • In Lebanon, the government of Prime Minister Rashid Karami resigns.
    • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is formed.
    • The Weather Bureau is renamed to National Weather Service, as part of NOAA.
  • October 4
    • Jochen Rindt becomes Formula One World Driving Champion, first to earn the honor posthumously.
    • In Bolivia, Army Commander General Rogelio Miranda and a group of officers rebel and demand the resignation of President Alfredo Ovando Candía, who fires him.
    • National Educational Television ends operations, being succeeded by PBS.
  • October 5
    • U.S. President Richard Nixon's European tour ends.
    • The Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) kidnaps James Cross in Montreal and demands release of all its imprisoned members. The next day the Canadian government announces it will not meet the demand, beginning Quebec's October Crisis.
    • The Public Broadcasting Service begins broadcasting.
  • October 6
    • Bolivian President Alfredo Ovando Candía resigns; General Rogelio Miranda takes over but resigns soon after.
    • French President Georges Pompidou visits the Soviet Union.
  • October 7 – General Juan José Torres becomes the new President of Bolivia.
  • October 8
  • October 9 – The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia which begins the Civil War with the Khmer Rouge.
  • October 10
    • Fiji becomes independent.
    • October Crisis: In Montreal, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group.
  • October 11 – Eleven French soldiers are killed in a shootout with rebels in Chad.
  • October 12Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas.
  • October 13
    • Canada and the People's Republic of China establish diplomatic relations.
    • Saeb Salam forms a government in Lebanon.
  • October 14 – A Chinese nuclear test is conducted in Lop Nor.
  • October 15
    • In Egypt, a referendum supports Anwar Sadat 90.04%.
    • A section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses into the river below, killing 35 construction workers.
    • The domestic Soviet Aeroflot Flight 244 is hijacked and diverted to Turkey.
  • October 16October Crisis: The Canadian government declares a state of emergency and outlaws the Quebec Liberation Front.
  • October 17
    • October Crisis: Pierre Laporte is found murdered in south Montreal.
    • A cholera epidemic breaks out in Istanbul.
    • Anwar Sadat officially becomes President of Egypt.
  • October 20
    • The Soviet Union launches the Zond 8 lunar probe.
    • Egyptian president Anwar Sadat names Mahmoud Fawzi as his prime minister.
  • October 21 – A U.S. Air Force plane makes an emergency landing near Leninakan, Soviet Union. The Soviets release the American officers, including 2 generals, November 10.
  • October 22Chilean army commander René Schneider is shot in Santiago; the government declares a state of emergency. Schneider dies October 25.
  • October 24Salvador Allende is elected President of Chile.
  • October 25 – The wreck of the Confederate submarine Hunley is found off Charleston, South Carolina, by pioneer underwater archaeologist, Dr. E. Lee Spence,[3] then just 22 years old. Hunley was the first submarine in history to sink a ship in warfare.
  • October 26Garry Trudeau's comic strip Doonesbury debuts in approximately two dozen newspapers in the United States.
  • October 28
    • In Jordan, the government of Ahmed Toukan resigns; the next prime minister is Wasfi al-Tal.
    • A cholera outbreak in eastern Slovakia causes Hungary to close its border with Czechoslovakia.
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  • October 30 – In Vietnam, the worst monsoon to hit the area in 6 years causes large floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam War.


  • November 1Club Cinq-Sept fire in Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France, kills 146.
  • (November 1) polish vice president killed at Karachi airport, Pakistan
  • November 3
    • Democrats sweep the U.S. Congressional midterm elections; Ronald Reagan is reelected governor of California; Jimmy Carter is elected governor of Georgia.
    • Salvador Allende becomes president of Chile.
  • November 4
    • Vietnam WarVietnamization: The United States turns control of the air base in the Mekong Delta to South Vietnam.
    • Social workers in Los Angeles take custody of Genie, a girl who had been kept in solitary confinement since her birth.
  • November 5 – Vietnam War: The United States Military Assistance Command in Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in 5 years (24 soldiers die that week, which is the fifth consecutive week the death toll is below 50; 431 are reported wounded that week, however).
  • November 8
    • Egypt, Libya and Sudan announce their intentions to form a federation.
    • Tom Dempsey, who was born with a deformed right foot and right hand, sets a National Football League record by kicking a 63-yard field goal to lift the New Orleans Saints to a 19-17 victory over the Detroit Lions at Tulane Stadium.
    • The British comedy television series, The Goodies debuts on BBC 2.
  • November 9
    • The Soviet Union launches Luna 17.
    • Vietnam War: The Supreme Court of the United States votes 6–3 not to hear a case by the state of Massachusetts, about the constitutionality of a state law granting Massachusetts residents the right to refuse military service in an undeclared war.
  • November 10 – Vietnam War – Vietnamization: For the first time in 5 years, an entire week ends with no reports of United States combat fatalities in Southeast Asia.
  • November 12 – Soviet author Andrei Amalrik is sentenced to 3 years for 'anti-Soviet' writings.
  • November 13
    • Hafez al-Assad comes to power in Syria, following a military coup within the Ba'ath Party.
    • 1970 Bhola cyclone: A 120-mph (193 km/h) tropical cyclone hits the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people (considered the 20th century's worst cyclone disaster). It gives rise to the temporary island of New Moore / South Talpatti.
  • November 14
    • Southern Airways Flight 932 crashes in Wayne County, West Virginia; all 75 on board, including 37 players and 5 coaches from the Marshall University football team, are killed.
    • The Soviet Union enters the ICAO, making Russian the fourth official language of the organization.
  • November 16 – The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar flies for the first time.
  • November 17
    • Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai Massacre.
    • Luna programme: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world, and is released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.
  • November 18
    • U.S. President Richard Nixon asks the U.S. Congress for US$155 million in supplemental aid for the Cambodian government (US $85 million is for military assistance to prevent the overthrow of the government of Premier Lon Nol by the Khmer Rouge and North Vietnam).
    • The United Nations Security Council demands that no government recognize Rhodesia.
  • November 19European Economic Community prime ministers meet in Munich.
  • November 20 – The Miss World 1970 beauty pageant, hosted by Bob Hope at the Royal Albert Hall, London is disrupted by Women's Liberation protesters. Earlier on the same evening a bomb is placed under a BBC outside broadcast vehicle by The Angry Brigade, in protest at the entry of separate black and white contestants by South Africa.
  • November 21
    • Syrian Prime Minister Hafez al-Assad forms a new government but retains the post of defense minister.
    • In Ethiopia, the Eritrean Liberation Front kills an Ethiopian general.
    • Vietnam WarOperation Ivory Coast: A joint Air Force and Army team raids the Sơn Tây prison camp in an attempt to free American POWs thought to be held there (no Americans are killed, but the prisoners have already moved to another camp; all U.S. POWs are moved to a handful of central prison complexes as a result of this raid).
  • November 22Guinean president Ahmed Sékou Touré accuses Portugal of an attack when hundreds of mercenaries land near the capital Conakry.
  • November 2324 – The Guinean army repels the landing attempts.
  • November 23
    • Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! makes its network TV debut, when CBS telecasts the 1955 film version as a 3-hour Thanksgiving special.
    • The American Indian Movement seizes a replica of the Mayflower in Boston.
  • November 25November 29 – A U.N. delegation arrives to investigate the Guinea situation.
  • November 25 – In Tokyo, author and Tatenokai militia leader Yukio Mishima and his followers take over the headquarters of the Japan Self-Defense Forces in an attempted coup d'état. After Mishima's speech fails to sway public opinion towards his right-wing political beliefs, including restoration of the powers of the Emperor, he commits seppuku (public ritual suicide).
  • November 26
    • East Pakistan leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman accuses the central government of negligence in catastrophe relief.
    • Pope Paul VI begins an Asian tour.
  • November 27 – Bolivian artist Benjamin Mendoza tries to assassinate Pope Paul VI during his visit in Manila.
  • November 28 – The Montréal Alouettes defeated the Calgary Stampeders to become victors in the 58th Grey Cup 23-10.[5]
  • November 30British Caledonian Airways Ltd. (BCal) is formed.


  • December 1
    • The Italian House of Representatives accepts the new divorce law.
    • Ethiopia recognizes the People's Republic of China.
    • The Basque ETA kidnaps West German Eugen Beihl in San Sebastián.
    • Luis Echeverría becomes president of Mexico.
  • December 2 – The United States Environmental Protection Agency is established.
  • December 3 – October Crisis: In Montreal, kidnapped British Trade Commissioner James Cross is released by the Front de libération du Québec terrorist group after being held hostage for 60 days. Police negotiate his release and in return the Government of Canada grants 5 terrorists from the FLQ's Chenier Cell their request for safe passage to Cuba.
  • December 3 – Burgos Trial: In Burgos, Spain, the trial of 16 Basque terrorism suspects begins.
  • December 4
    • The Spanish government declares a 3-month martial law in the Basque county of Guipuzco, over strikes and demonstrations.
    • The U.N. announces that Portuguese navy and army units were responsible for the attempted invasion of Guinea.
  • December 5
    • The Asian and Australian tour of Pope Paul VI ends.
    • Fluminense wins the Brazil Football Championship.
  • December 7
    • Giovanni Enrico Bucher, the Swiss ambassador to Brazil, is kidnapped in Rio de Janeiro; kidnappers demand the release of 70 political prisoners.
    • The U.N. General Assembly supports the isolation of South Africa for its apartheid policies.
    • During his visit to the Polish capital, German Chancellor Willy Brandt goes down on his knees in front of a monument to the victims of the Warsaw Ghetto, which will become known as the Warschauer Kniefall ("Warsaw Genuflection").
  • December 12 – A landslide in western Colombia leaves 200 dead.
  • December 13 – The government of Poland announces food price increases. Riots and looting lead to a bloody confrontation between the rioters and the government on December 15.
  • December 15
    • The USSR's Venera 7 becomes the first spacecraft to land successfully on Venus and transmit data back to Earth.
    • The South Korean ferry Namyong Ho capsizes off Korea Strait; 308 people are killed.
  • December 16 – The Ethiopian government declares a state of emergency in the county of Eritrea over the activities of the Eritrean Liberation Front.
  • December 17Polish 1970 protests: Soldiers fire on civilians returning to work in Gdynia. Martial law is imposed in the country until December 22.
  • December 20
    • General Secretary of the Polish United Workers' Party, Władysław Gomułka, resigns; Edward Gierek replaces him.
    • An Egyptian delegation leaves for Moscow to ask for economic and military aid.
  • December 21 – The Grumman F-14 Tomcat makes its first flight.
  • December 22
    • The Libyan Revolutionary Council declares that it will nationalize all foreign banks in the country.
    • Franz Stangl, the ex-commander of Treblinka, is sentenced to life imprisonment.
  • December 23
    • The Polish government freezes food prices for 2 years.
    • The Bolivian government releases Régis Debray.
    • The North Tower of the World Trade Center is topped out at 1,368 feet (417 m), making it the tallest building in the world.
    • Law 70-001 is enacted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, amending article 4 of the constitution and making the country a one-party state.
  • December 25 – The ETA releases Eugen Beihl.
  • December 27 – India's president declares new elections.
  • December 28
    • Burgos Trial: Three Basques are sentenced to death, twelve others sentenced to imprisonment (terms from 12 to 62 years), and one is released.
    • The suspected killers of Pierre Laporte, Jacques and Paul Rose and Francis Sunard, are arrested near Montreal.
  • December 29 – U.S. President Richard Nixon signs into law the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
  • December 30 – In Viscaya in the Basque country of Spain, 15,000 go on strike in protest at the Burgos trial death sentences. Francisco Franco commutes the sentences to 30 years in prison.
  • December 31Paul McCartney sues in Britain to dissolve The Beatles' legal partnership.

Date unknown

  • The Roman Catholic Church creates the first female Doctors of the Church, Saints Catherine of Siena and Teresa of Ávila.
  • The first Regional Technical Colleges open in Ireland.
  • Sada Abe, Japanese former prostitute and later actress, disappears.
  • The Sweet Track is discovered in England. It was the world's oldest engineered roadway at the time of its discovery.
  • Alvin Toffler publishes his book Future Shock.
  • Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, the Federal collection of contemporary art, is established in Germany.
  • Xerox PARC computer laboratory opens in Palo Alto, California.
  • The American Football League and NFL merge, creating the National Football Conference and American Football Conference. All AFL teams go to the AFC with a few NFL teams while the NFC is composed entirely of NFL teams.

World population

World population
1970 1965 1975
World 3,692,492,000 3,334,874,000 10px 357,618,000 4,068,109,000 10px 375,617,000
Africa 357,283,000 313,744,000 10px 43,539,000 408,160,000 10px 50,877,000
Asia 2,143,118,000 1,899,424,000 10px 243,694,000 2,397,512,000 10px 254,394,000
Europe 655,855,000 634,026,000 10px 21,829,000 675,542,000 10px 19,687,000
Latin America 284,856,000 250,452,000 10px 34,404,000 321,906,000 10px 37,050,000
North America 231,937,000 219,570,000 10px 12,367,000 243,425,000 10px 11,488,000
Oceania 19,443,000 17,657,000 10px 1,786,000 21,564,000 10px 2,121,000


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Oksana Omelianchik

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Lara Fabian

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Genndy Tartakovsky

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Skeet Ulrich

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Paul Ryan


Heather Graham


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Simon Pegg

  • February 1Malik Sealy, American basketball player (d. 2000)
  • February 3
    • Keith Carney, American hockey player
    • Warwick Davis, English actor
  • February 8
    • Stephanie Courtney, American actress and comedian
    • John Filan, Australian footballer
    • Alonzo Mourning, American basketball player
  • February 9Glenn McGrath, Australian test cricketer
  • February 10
    • Sarah Aldrich, American actress
    • Ardy Wiranata, Indonesian badminton player
  • February 11Fredrik Thordendal, Swedish musician
  • February 14
    • Sean Hill, American hockey player
    • Simon Pegg, British comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  • February 16Armand Van Helden, American DJ and music producer
  • February 17
    • Tommy Moe, American Alpine skier
    • Dominic Purcell, English-Australian actor
  • February 18Raine Maida, Canadian musician and beat poet
  • February 21Dayna Devon, American news anchor
  • February 22Dominic Roussel, Canadian ice hockey player
  • February 24Jeff Garcia, American football player
  • February 26
    • Linda Brava, Finnish violinist
    • Cathrine Lindahl, Swedish curler
  • February 27Matthias Lechner, German art director
  • February 28
    • Daniel Handler, American author
    • Noureddine Morceli, Algerian athlete
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Julie Bowen

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Rachel Weisz

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Queen Latifah

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Vince Vaughn

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Alenka Bratusek


  • March 2Alexander Armstrong, English comedian, actor and presenter
  • March 3Julie Bowen, American actress
  • March 5
    • John Frusciante, American rock musician
    • Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress (d. 2013)
  • March 7
    • Vladislav Adelkhanov, Russian classical violinist and writer
    • Jeff Hordley, English actor
    • Rachel Weisz, British-American actress
  • March 8Jason Elam, American football player
  • March 9Martin Johnson, English rugby player
  • March 10
    • Michel van der Aa, Dutch composer
    • Antonio Edwards, American football player
  • March 11Jane Slavin, British actress and author
  • March 12Dave Eggers, American memoirist, writer and publisher
  • March 16Paul Oscar (Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson), Icelandic pop singer, songwriter and disc jockey
  • March 18Queen Latifah, American rapper and actress
  • March 20
    • Bernhard Hoëcker, German comedian
    • Michele Jaffe, American novelist
    • Michael Rapaport, American actor
  • March 21Shiho Niiyama, Japanese voice actress (d. 2000)
  • March 22Leontien van Moorsel, Dutch cyclist
  • March 24
    • Lara Flynn Boyle, American actress
    • Sharon Corr, Irish musician
  • March 27
    • Mariah Carey, American singer
    • Elizabeth Mitchell, American actress
    • Leila Pahlavi, Iranian princess (d. 2001)
  • March 28Vince Vaughn, American actor, writer, and producer
  • March 31Alenka Bratušek, Prime Minister of Slovenia



Barry Pepper

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Andrej Plenković

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Rick Schroder

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Luis Miguel


Nicole Sullivan

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Jason Lee

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Melania Trump

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Nicklas Lidstrom

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  • April 4
    • Sean Kelly, Canadian musician
    • Barry Pepper, Canadian actor
  • April 5Miho Hatori, Japanese singer and songwriter
  • April 8Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister of Croatia
  • April 10Q-Tip, American musician and actor
  • April 11Trevor Linden, Canadian hockey player
  • April 12Nick Hexum, American musician
  • April 13
    • Eduardo Capetillo, Mexican actor and singer
    • Ricky Schroder, American actor
  • April 15Flex Alexander, American actor
  • April 17Redman, American rapper and actor
  • April 18Heike Friedrich, German swimmer
  • April 19Luis Miguel, Mexican singer
  • April 20Adriano Moraes, Brazilian rodeo performer
  • April 21
    • Rob Riggle, American actor and comedian
    • Nicole Sullivan, American actress, comedian, and writer
  • April 22Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress
  • April 23
    • Sadao Abe, Japanese actor
    • Andrew Gee, Australian rugby league footballer
    • Hans Välimäki, Finnish cook
  • April 25
    • Tomoko Kawakami, Japanese voice actress (d. 2011)
    • Jason Lee, American skateboarder and actor
  • April 26
    • Melania Trump, Slovenian-American model, First Lady of the United States Designate, wife of Donald Trump
    • Tionne Watkins, American actress and singer-songwriter
  • April 28
    • Nicklas Lidström, Swedish hockey player
    • Diego Simeone, Argentine footballer and manager
  • April 29
    • Andre Agassi, American tennis player
    • Uma Thurman, American actress
  • April 30Halit Ergenç, Turkish actor


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Will Arnett

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Tina Fey

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Matt Flynn


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  • May 3Jeffrey Sebelia, American fashion designer
  • May 4
    • Will Arnett, Canadian actor
    • Karla Homolka, Canadian serial killer and rapist
  • May 5
    • Kyan Douglas, American television personality
    • Todd Newton, American television personality
  • May 6
    • Roland Kun, Nauruan politician
    • Kavan Smith, Canadian actor
  • May 8
    • Michael Bevan, Australian cricketer
    • Luis Enrique, Spanish footballer
    • Naomi Klein, American cultural critic
  • May 9
    • Doug Christie, American basketball player and TV personality
    • Ghostface Killah, American rapper
  • May 10Angelica Agurbash, Belarusian singer and model
  • May 12
    • Eric Champion, American Christian musician
    • Samantha Mathis, American actress
  • May 15
    • Ronald and Frank de Boer, Dutch footballers
    • Rod Smith, American football player
  • May 16Gabriela Sabatini, Argentine tennis player
  • May 17Jordan Knight, American singer
  • May 18Tina Fey, American comedian and actress
  • May 19
    • K.J. Choi, South Korean golfer
    • Mario Dumont, Canadian politician
    • Jason Gray-Stanford, Canadian actor
  • May 20Juliana Pasha, Albanian singer
  • May 22Naomi Campbell, British model and actress
  • May 23
    • Matt Flynn, American musician
    • Robert Peirce, American attorney
  • May 24Jeff Zgonina, American football player
  • May 25
    • Jamie Kennedy, American actor and comedian
    • Octavia Spencer, American actress
    • Satsuki Yukino, Japanese voice actress
  • May 26Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese cartoonist
  • May 27
    • Joseph Fiennes, British actor
    • Bianka Panova, Bulgarian rhythmic gymnast
  • May 28Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (d. 2002)
  • May 30Jeffrey Sebelia, American fashion designer


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Gabrielle Giffords

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Rivers Cuomo

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Will Forte

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Paul Thomas Anderson

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Chris O'Donnell

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Sean Hayes

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Nick Offerman

  • June 1Alexi Lalas, American soccer player
  • June 2B-Real, American rapper
  • June 3
    • Ammon McNeely, American rock climber
    • Peter Tägtgren, Swedish musician
  • June 4
  • June 5
    • John Marquez, British actor and cinematographer
    • Deborah Yates, American dancer and actress
  • June 6
    • Andrian Dushev, Bulgarian canoeist
    • Anthony Norris, American professional wrestler
  • June 7
    • Ronaldo da Costa, Brazilian long-distance runner
    • Mike Modano, American hockey player
  • June 8
    • Gabrielle Giffords, American politician
    • Kelli Williams, American actress
  • June 10Katsuhiro Harada, Japanese game designer
  • June 13
    • Rivers Cuomo, American musician
    • Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (d. 2004)
    • Cheryl "Coko" Clemons, American singer
  • June 15
    • Claus Norreen, Danish musician
    • Leah Remini, American actress
  • June 16
    • Younus AlGohar, Pakistani spiritualist
    • Phil Mickelson, American golfer
  • June 17
    • Will Forte, American actor and comedian
    • Sasha Sokol, Mexican singer
    • Michael Showalter, American actor, writer, and director
  • June 18Katie Derham, British newsreader
  • June 19Quincy Watts, American athlete
  • June 20
    • Russell Garcia, British field hockey player
    • Moulay Rachid, Prince of Morocco
    • Michelle Reis, Hong Kong actress and beauty queen
    • Athol Williams, South African poet and social philosopher
  • June 21Pete Rock, American rapper and DJ
  • June 22
    • Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician, artist, producer and businessman
    • Freddy Soto, American comedian and actor
  • June 24Glenn Medeiros, American singer and songwriter
  • June 25
    • Lucy Benjamin, British actress
    • Roope Latvala, Finnish guitarist
  • June 26
    • Paul Thomas Anderson, American screenwriter and director
    • Sean Hayes, American actor and comedian
    • Patrick Norton, American writer and television host
    • Chris O'Donnell, American actor
    • Nick Offerman, American actor, writer and carpenter
  • June 27
    • Jim Edmonds, American baseball player
    • Jo Frost, English nanny and television host
  • June 28Steve Burton, American actor
  • June 29Mike Vallely, American skateboarder, actor, and musician
  • June 30Stephen O'Connor, Australian citizen


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Derrick Adkins

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Teemu Selänne

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Christopher Nolan

  • July 2
    • Derrick Adkins, American Olympic athlete
    • Steve Morrow, Northern Irish footballer
  • July 3
    • Teemu Selänne, Finnish hockey player
    • Shawnee Smith, American actress
  • July 5Mac Dre, American rapper (d. 2004)
  • July 7Wayne McCullough, Northern Irish boxer
  • July 8Beck, American singer
  • July 9Trent Green, American football quarterback
  • July 10
  • July 11
    • Justin Chambers, American actor and fashion model
    • Saj Karim, British politician
  • July 19Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politician
  • July 23Thea Dorn, German writer
  • July 25Julien Fountain, English cricket coach
  • July 29Andi Peters, British TV presenter and producer
  • July 30
    • Christopher Nolan, English screenwriter and director
    • MC Trouble, African American rapper (d. 1991)


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Kevin Smith

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Lee Byung-hun

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Claudia Schiffer

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Queen Rania of Jordan

  • August 1
    • Quentin Coryatt, American football player
    • David James, English football goalkeeper
  • August 2
    • Tony Amonte, American hockey player
    • Kevin Smith, American screenwriter, film director, and actor
  • August 3Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game director, designer and writer
  • August 4Pete Abrams, American webcomic artist
  • August 5James Gunn, American filmmaker
  • August 6M. Night Shyamalan, Indian-American film director and writer
  • August 9Thomas Lennon, American actor, comedian, and writer
  • August 10
    • Bret Hedican, American ice hockey player
    • Brendon Julian, New Zealand cricket player
    • Steve Mautone, Australian football player and coach
  • August 12Jim Schlossnagle, American baseball coach
  • August 13
    • Will Clarke, American novelist
    • Lee Byung-hun, South Korean actor
    • Alan Shearer, English footballer
  • August 14Leah Purcell, Australian actress
  • August 15Anthony Anderson, American actor
  • August 16
    • Bonnie Bernstein, American sportscaster
    • Dean Del Mastro, Canadian politician
    • Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor
    • Manisha Koirala, Indian actress
  • August 17Jim Courier, American tennis player
  • August 18Malcolm-Jamal Warner, American actor
  • August 19Fat Joe, American rapper
  • August 20
    • John D. Carmack, American computer game programmer
    • Fred Durst, American rapper
  • August 21Erik Dekker, Dutch professional cyclist
  • August 22
    • Giada De Laurentiis, Italian-American celebrity chef
    • Ricco Groß, German biathlete
  • August 23
    • Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian
    • River Phoenix, American actor (d. 1993)
    • Fabian Wilnis, Dutch footballer
  • August 25Claudia Schiffer, German model
  • August 26
    • Olimpiada Ivanova, Russian race walker
    • Melissa McCarthy, American actress, comedian, and film producer
  • August 27
    • Peter Ebdon, English snooker player
    • Pokwang, Filipino comedian and actress
    • Jim Thome, American baseball player
  • August 28Sherrié Austin, Australian actress and singer
  • August 29Jacco Eltingh, Dutch tennis player
  • August 30Guang Liang, Malaysian singer
  • August 31
    • Debbie Gibson, American singer
    • Epic Mazur, American singer and rapper
    • Queen Rania of Jordan, Queen consort of Jordan
    • Zack Ward, Canadian actor


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Hwang Jung-min

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Taraji P. Henson

  • September 1Hwang Jung-min, South Korean actor
  • September 4
    • Daisy Dee, Dutch singer and actress
    • Ione Skye, British-born American actress
  • September 5Liam Lynch, American musician, comedian, and puppetteer
  • September 7
    • Gao Min, Chinese diver
    • Tom Everett Scott, American actor
  • September 8
    • Benny Ibarra, Mexican singer
    • Latrell Sprewell, American basketball player
  • September 10
    • Molly McKay, LGBT activist
    • Ménélik, French rapper
  • September 11
    • Taraji P. Henson, American actress
    • Laura Wright, American actress
  • September 13Susumu Chiba, Japanese voice actor
  • September 14
    • Mike Burns, American soccer player
  • September 15Jukka Jokikokko, Finnish musician and studio engineer
  • September 18Darren Gough, English cricketer
  • September 19
    • Dan Bylsma, American ice hockey player
    • Yuka Imai, Japanese voice actress
    • Takanori Nishikawa, Japanese singer
  • September 20Gert Verheyen, Belgian footballer
  • September 21Samantha Power, Irish-American government official and writer
  • September 22
    • Mike Matheny, American baseball player
    • Mystikal, American rapper
  • September 23Ani DiFranco, American musician
  • September 25Aja Kong, Japanese professional wrestler
  • September 26
    • Marco Etcheverry, Bolivian football player
    • Frank Guinta, American politician
    • Yukio Iketani, Japanese gymnast
  • September 27Yoshiharu Habu, Japanese professional shogi player
  • September 28
    • Isabelle Brasseur, Canadian figure skater
    • Kimiko Date-Krumm, Japanese tennis player
  • September 29
    • Joe Doucet, American designer, inventor and artist
    • Emily Lloyd, English actress
    • Yoshihiro Tajiri, Japanese professional wrestler
    • Natasha Gregson Wagner, American actress
  • September 30Mark Smith, English actor and bodybuilder


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Kelly Ripa

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Matt Damon

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Sadiq Khan

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Kirk Cameron

  • October 1Moses Kiptanui, Kenyan athlete
  • October 2Kelly Ripa, American actress and TV personality
  • October 4
    • Richard Hancox, English footballer
    • Zdravko Zdravkov, Bulgarian footballer
  • October 8
    • Matt Damon, American actor
    • Sadiq Khan, British politician; Mayor of London
    • Tetsuya Nomura, Japanese video game and film director
  • October 9Annika Sörenstam, Swedish golfer
  • October 10
  • October 11
    • Lee Bong-Ju, South Korean long-distance runner
    • Andy Marriott, English footballer
  • October 12
    • Kirk Cameron, American actor and Christian activist
    • Charlie Ward, American football and basketball player
  • October 14Daniela Peštová, Czech supermodel
  • October 15Ginuwine, African-American singer
  • October 16Mehmet Scholl, German footballer
  • October 17
    • Anil Kumble, Indian cricketer
    • Marciano Vink, Dutch footballer
  • October 18Jose Padilla, American gang member and convicted terrorist
  • October 20Michelle Malkin, American political commentator
  • October 21
    • Louis Koo, Hong Kong actor
    • Tony Mortimer, English singer
  • October 24Raúl Esparza, American actor
  • October 25Adam Goldberg, American actor
  • October 27Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer
  • October 29
    • Phillip Cocu, Dutch footballer
    • Edwin van der Sar, Dutch footballer
  • October 30
    • Ben Bailey, American host
    • Nia Long, American actress
    • Xie Jun, Chinese chess grandmaster
  • October 31Linn Berggren, Swedish singer


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Ethan Hawke

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Tonya Harding

  • November 2
    • Ely Buendia, Filipino rock lead singer and rhythm guitarist (Eraserheads)
    • Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman, American wrestling valet
  • November 3Dawn Marie Psaltis, American professional wrestler
  • November 4Tony Sly, American singer (d. 2012)
  • November 5Javy López, American baseball player
  • November 6Ethan Hawke, American actor, writer, and film director
  • November 7
    • Neil Hannon, Northern Irish musician
    • Morgan Spurlock, American filmmaker and activist
  • November 8Tom Anderson, American co-founder of Myspace
  • November 9
    • Chris Jericho, Canadian pro wrestler
    • Scarface, American rapper
  • November 10
    • Orny Adams, American comedian
    • Warren G, American rapper
  • November 12Tonya Harding, American figure skater
  • November 15
    • Patrick M'Boma, Cameroonian footballer
    • Jack Ingram, American country music singer
  • November 16Martha Plimpton, American actress
  • November 17
    • Paul Allender, English guitarist
    • Tania Zaetta, Australian actress and television presenter
  • November 18Peta Wilson, Australian actress
  • November 20Joe Zaso, American actor and producer
  • November 21Karen Davila, Filipina journalist, TV host and news personality
  • November 22Stel Pavlou, British novelist and screenwriter
  • November 23
    • Zoë Ball, British television and radio presenter
    • Oded Fehr, Israeli-American actor
  • November 26Dave Hughes, Australian comedian
  • November 27
    • Mr. Lobo, television personality
    • Humberto Ramos, Mexican comic book penciller
  • November 30
    • Walter Emanuel Jones, American actor
    • Natalie Williams, American basketball player


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Sarah Silverman

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Jennifer Connelly

  • December 1Sarah Silverman, American comedian
  • December 2
    • Joshua Seth, American voice actor and hypnotist
    • Treach, American rapper
  • December 3Jimmy Shergill, Indian actor
  • December 4Kevin Sussman, American actor
  • December 5Tim Hetherington, English-born photojournalist (d. 2011)
  • December 6Ulf "Buddha" Ekberg, Swedish musician
  • December 9Kara DioGuardi, American songwriter
  • December 12
    • Jennifer Connelly, American actress
    • Regina Hall, American actress
  • December 13Bart Johnson, American actor
  • December 15Michael Shanks, Canadian actor
  • December 17Craig Doyle, Irish television presenter
  • December 18
    • DMX, American rapper and actor
    • Miles Marshall Lewis, American author
    • Rob Van Dam, American professional wrestler
  • December 20
    • Nicole de Boer, Canadian actress
    • Massimo Ellul, Maltese entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • December 22
    • Ted Cruz, Canadian-American politician, U.S. Senator (R-Tx.) since 2013, and unsuccessful 2016 presidential candidate
    • Gary Anderson, Scottish darts player
    • Clay Dreslough, American game designer
  • December 23Catriona Le May Doan, Canadian speed skater
  • December 25Emmanuel Amuneke, Nigerian footballer
  • December 28Francesca Le, American porn actress and director
  • December 29
    • Aled Jones, Welsh singer and television presenter
    • Kevin Weisman, American actor
  • December 31Bryon Russell, American basketball player

Date unknown

  • Przemysław Truściński, Polish artist



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Max Born

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Bertrand Russell

  • January 1Alfred Lauck Parson, British chemist and physicist (b. 1889)
  • January 4
    • Jean-Étienne Valluy, French general (b. 1899)
    • David John Williams, Welsh-language writer and Welsh nationalist (b. 1885)
  • January 5Max Born, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1882)
  • January 7Robert Barrat, American actor (b. 1889)
  • January 10Pavel Belyayev, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1925)
  • January 14Harry M. Woods, American songwriter (b. 1896)
  • January 18David O. McKay, 9th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1873)
  • January 19Hal March, American actor (b. 1920)
  • January 25
    • Jane Bathori, French mezzo-soprano (b. 1877)
    • Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese film director and special effects designer (Godzilla, Ultraman) (b. 1901)
  • January 27
    • Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (b. 1908)
    • Erich Heckel, German painter (b. 1883)
  • January 28Thomas J. Ryan, American admiral (b. 1901)
  • January 29
    • Lawren Harris, Canadian painter. (b. 1885)
    • Basil Liddell Hart, British military historian (b. 1895)
    • Thelma Morgan, American socialite (b. 1904)
  • January 30Fritz Bayerlein, German general (b. 1899)
  • January 31Slim Harpo, American singer (b. 1924)


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Hugh Dowding

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Joao Cafe Filho

    • João Café Filho, 18th President of Brazil (b. 1899)
  • February 21Johannes Semper, Estonian writer and translator (b. 1892)
  • February 22Edward Selzer, American film producer (b. 1893)
  • February 24Conrad Nagel, American actor (b. 1897)
  • February 25
    • Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai, Indian social reformer (b. 1878)
    • Mark Rothko, Latvian-born painter (b. 1903)
  • February 26Terence Patrick O'Sullivan, engineer (b. 1913)


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Heinrich Brüning

  • March 6William Hopper, American actor (b. 1915)
  • March 11
    • Erle Stanley Gardner, American crime writer (b. 1889)
    • Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (b. 1894)
  • March 8Waldo Peirce, American painter (b. 1884)
  • March 9Nicholas Timasheff, Russian sociologist (b. 1886)
  • March 13Alec Clunes, English actor (b. 1912)
  • March 14Ma Hongkui, prominent warlord in China during the Republic of China era (b. 1892)
  • March 16Tammi Terrell, African-American singer (b. 1945)
  • March 18William Beaudine, American film director (b. 1892)
  • March 23Del Lord, Canadian film director (b. 1894)
  • March 26Patricia Ellis, American actress (b. 1916)
  • March 29Vera Brittain, British writer (b. 1893)
  • March 30Heinrich Brüning, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1885)
  • March 31
    • Semyon Timoshenko, Soviet general, Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1895)
    • George Wootten, Australian soldier, public servant, political activist and solicitor (b. 1893)


  • April 5Alfred Henry Sturtevant, American geneticist (b. 1891)
  • April 6Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933)
  • April 11
    • Cathy O'Donnell, American actress (b. 1923)
    • John O'Hara, American writer (b. 1905)
    • Joseph Schechtman, writer and Revisionist political activist (b. 1891)
  • April 16Richard Neutra, Austrian American architect (b. 1892)
  • April 17Alexy I, 13th Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus' (b. 1877)
  • April 20Paul Celan, Romanian poet and translator (suicide) (b. 1920)
  • April 23Herb Shriner, American humorist (b. 1918)
  • April 25Anita Louise, American actress (b. 1915)
  • April 26Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress (b. 1911)
  • April 27Arthur Shields, Irish actor (b. 1896)
  • April 28Ed Begley, American actor (b. 1901)
  • April 30Inger Stevens, Swedish-born actress (b. 1934)


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Nelly Sachs

  • May 1
    • Yi Un, Crown Prince of Korea (b. 1897)
    • Ralph Hartley, American inventor (b. 1888)
  • May 6
    • Giovanni Giuriati, Italian Fascist politician (b. 1876)
    • Helen Kinnear, Canadian lawyer (b. 1894)
  • May 9
    • Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician (b. 1884)
    • Walter Reuther, American labor union leader (b. 1907)
  • May 10
    • Mari Blanchard, American actress (b. 1927)
    • Leslie H. Sabo, Jr., Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1948)
  • May 11Johnny Hodges, American jazz musician (b. 1906)
  • May 12
    • Władysław Anders, General of the Polish Army (b. 1892)
    • Nelly Sachs, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
  • May 13Sir William Dobell, Australian artist (b. 1899)
  • May 14Billie Burke, American actress (b. 1885)
  • May 17Heinz Hartmann, Austrian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (b. 1894)
  • May 19Ray Schalk, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1892)
  • May 21E. L. Grant Watson, Australian scientist and writer (b. 1885)
  • May 22Joseph Wood Krutch, American writer and naturalist. (b. 1893)
  • May 29
    • John Gunther, American writer (b. 1901)
    • Eva Hesse, German-born American sculptor (b. 1936)
  • May 31Terry Sawchuk, Canadian hockey player (b. 1929)


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Alexander Kerensky

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  • June 1George Watkins, American baseball player (b. 1900)
  • June 2
    • Albert Lamorisse, French filmmaker (b. 1922)
    • Bruce McLaren, Formula 1 driver (b. 1937)
  • June 3
    • Ruth Sawyer, American storyteller and writer (b. 1880)
    • Hjalmar Schacht, Nazi German economic minister (b. 1877)
  • June 4Sonny Tufts, American actor (b. 1911)
  • June 7E. M. Forster, English writer (b. 1879)
  • June 8Abraham Maslow, American psychologist (b. 1908)
  • June 11
    • Alexander Kerensky, Russian revolutionary politician (b. 1881)
    • Frank Laubach, working at a remote location in the Philippines (b. 1884)
  • June 13Gonzalo Roig, Cuban musician, composer, musical director and founder of several orchestras.(b. 1890)
  • June 14William H. Daniels, American cinematographer (b. 1901)
  • June 15John Noble Kennedy, British Army officer (b. 1893)
  • June 16
    • Heino Eller, Estonian composer and composition teacher (b. 1887)
    • Brian Piccolo, American football star (b. 1943)
  • June 21Sukarno, President of Indonesia (b. 1901)
  • June 22Frank J. Wilson, Chief of the United States Secret Service (b. 1887)
  • June 26Leopoldo Marechal, Argentine writer (b. 1900)
  • June 27
    • Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (b. 1902)
    • Edwin La Dell, British artist (b. 1914)
  • June 30Arthur Leslie, British actor (b. 1901)


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António de Oliveira Salazar

  • July 6Marjorie Rambeau, American actress (b. 1889)
  • July 10Bjarni Benediktsson, Icelandic foreign and later prime minister (b. 1908)
  • July 12L. Wolfe Gilbert, Russian-born American songwriter. (b. 1886)
  • July 11André Lurçat, French modernist architect, landscape architect, (b. 1894)
  • July 14Preston Foster, American actor (b. 1900)
  • July 15Frits Lugt, self-taught collector and connoisseur of Dutch drawings and prints and a selfless (b. 1884)
  • July 17Ernst Wellmann, highly decorated German Army officer (b. 1904)
  • July 19Egon Eiermann, German architect (b. 1904)
  • July 21Bob Kalsu, American football player (b. 1945)
  • July 22Fritz Kortner, Austrian-born director (b. 1892)
  • July 24Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897)
  • July 27António de Oliveira Salazar, Prime Minister of Portugal (de facto dictator) (b. 1889)
  • July 28Baba Bujha Singh, Indian revolutionary
  • July 29
    • John Barbirolli, English conductor (b. 1899)
    • George Szell, Hungarian conductor (b. 1897)
  • July 31Wilfrid Kent Hughes, Australian Olympian and politician (b. 1895)


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Frances Farmer


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Jimi Hendrix

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Gamal Abdel Nasser

  • September 1François Mauriac, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
  • September 2Marie-Pierre Koenig, French general and politician (b. 1898)
  • September 3
    • Vince Lombardi, American football coach (b. 1913)
    • Alan Wilson, American blues rock musician (b. 1943)
  • September 5
    • Jesse Pennington, English footballer (b. 1883)
    • Jochen Rindt, Austrian race car driver (b. 1942)
  • September 7Yitzhak Gruenbaum, noted leader of the Zionist (b. 1879)
  • September 11
    • Ernst May, German architect (b. 1886)
    • Chester Morris, American actor (b. 1901)
    • Boes Boestami, Indonesian actor (b. 1922)
  • September 18James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix, American rock musician (b. 1942)
  • September 22Alice Hamilton, the first woman appointed to the faculty of Harvard University (b. 1869)
  • September 23André Bourvil, French actor (b. 1917)
  • September 25Erich Maria Remarque, German author (All Quiet On The Western Front) (b. 1898)
  • September 28
    • John Dos Passos, American novelist (b. 1896)
    • Gamal Abdel Nasser, second President of Egypt (b. 1918)
  • September 29Edward Everett Horton, American actor (b. 1886)


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Janis Joplin

  • October 4Janis Joplin, American rock singer (Mercedes Benz) (b. 1943)
  • October 10Édouard Daladier, 3-Time Prime Minister of France, signed Munich Agreement (b. 1884)
  • October 13Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano (b. 1880)
  • October 17Pierre Laporte, Canadian statesman (assassinated) (b. 1921)
  • October 21
    • Ernest Haller, American cinematographer (b. 1896)
    • John T. Scopes, American Scopes Monkey Trial defendant (b. 1900)
  • October 24Richard Hofstadter, American historian (b. 1916)
  • October 25Ülo Sooster, Estonian painter (b. 1924)
  • October 25Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma (b. 1893)


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Charles de Gaulle

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Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman


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