Sunday, June 14, 2009

~MORE 1970~

Four students at Kent State University in Ohio slain by National Guardsmen at demonstration protesting incursion into Cambodia (May 4).

The Beatles break up. By the end of the year, each member had released a solo album.
George C. Scott gives one of film's most memorable performances in Patton. He won the Best Actor Oscar for his turn as the title character, but refused the gold statuette.
Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin both die drug-related deaths at age 27.
FCC regulations require separate ownership of television networks and studios.
Monday Night Football debuts on ABC, with Howard Cosell, Frank Gifford, and Don Meredith giving play-by-play.
Midnight Cowboy wins the Best Picture Oscar, the first and only time an X-rated movie received the honor

M*A*S*H, Patton, Love Story, Airport

Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
John Berryman, Love and Fame
Nikki Giovanni, Black Talk/Black Judgement
Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gail Godwin, The Perfectionist
John Updike, Bech: A Book


The Bumbles said...

It was a very good year. The Bumbles were born ;0)

Rebecca :) said...

1970 was a great year for music.


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