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1970 Trivia, Year In Review & Fun Facts


World Series Champions: Baltimore Orioles
Superbowl IV Champions: Kansas City Chiefs
NBA Champions: New York Knicks
Stanley Cup Champs: Boston Bruins
U.S. Open Golf Tony Jacklin
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Ken Rosewall/Margaret Smith Court
Wimbledon (Men/Women): John Newcombe/Margaret Court
NCAA Football Champions: Nebraska & Ohio State & Texas
NCAA Basketball Champions: UCLA
Kentucky Derby: Dust Commander
World Cup (Soccer): Brazil
Sports Highlights:  
The Hotties and Fashion Icons: Raquel Welch, Barbara Eden, Diana Rigg, Pam Grier, Barbara Feldon, Jane Fonda
The Heartthrob(s):  
"The Quote"

"It's not easy being green"
- Kermit the Frog

"I told my coach, 'Jimi Hendrix just died, and I'm quitting the team to become a guitar player'"
- Joe Satriani

"Love means never having to say you're sorry."
- Ali MacGraw in 'Love Story'

"Itís the real thing"
- Coca-Cola

Time Magazine's Man of the Year Willy Brandt
Miss America: Pamela Eldred (West Bloomfield, MI)
Miss USA: Deborah Shelton (Virginia)
The Scandal: Rock and Roll Deaths: Jimi Hendrix (chocked on drug-induced vomit), Janis Joplin (heroin overdose)

Project Bluebook was the U.S. government's study on UFOs from 1952 through 1970. A 14 part report was issued, but chapter 13 was mysteriously missing. It still is.
Nerd News:

Tarawood Antigone, a four-year-old Burmese cat gave birth to 19 kittens. 14 males and one female survived from the litter in Oxfordshire, UK.

Microprocessor invented.

In 1970, Totes brought the first quality folding umbrella to U.S. markets.

Krazy Glue was introduced in 1970, although the main ingredient, cyanoacrylate, was discovered in 1942 by Harry Coover while working for Kodak.

Boeing's Jumbo Jet, the 747 debuted.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1970: $78,000

The Habit: The cool kids were reading Garry Trudeau's 'Doonesbury' comic strip.
1st appearances & 1970's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents: Stylophone musical toy, Mastermind, Whizzer
Best Film Oscar Winner: Patton
1970 Most Popular TV shows:
1. Marcus Welby, M.D. (ABC)
2. The Flip Wilson Show (NBC)
3. Here's Lucy (CBS)
4. Ironside (NBC)
5. Gunsmoke (CBS)
6. Hawaii Five-O (CBS)
7. Medical Center (CBS)
8. Bonanza (NBC)
9. The F.B.I. (ABC)
10. The Mod Squad (ABC)
1970 Billboard
Number One Songs

December 27, 1969 - January 2, 1970:
Someday We'll Be Together - Diana Ross & The Supremes

January 3 - January 30:
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - B. J. Thomas

January 31 - February 6:
I Want You Back - The Jackson 5

February 7 - February 13:
Venus - The Shocking Blue

February 14 - February 27:Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)/Everybody is a Star - Sly & The Family Stone

February 28 - April 10:
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

April 11 - April 24:
Let It Be - The Beatles

April 25 - May 8:
ABC - The Jackson 5

May 9 - May 29:
American Woman - The Guess Who

May 30 - June 12:
Everything Is Beautiful - Ray Stevens

June 13 - June 26:
The Long And Winding Road - The Beatles

June 27 - July 10:
The Love You Save - The Jackson 5

July 11 - July 24:
Mama Told Me (Not To Come) - Three Dog Night

July 25 - August 21:
(They Long To Be) Close To You - The Carpenters

August 22 - August 28:
Make It With You - Bread

August 29 - September 18:
War - Edwin Starr

September 19 - October 9:
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross

October 10 - October 16:
Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond

October 17 - November 20:
I'll Be There - The Jackson 5

November 21 - December 12:
I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family

December 12 - December 25:
The Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

December 26, 1970 - January 22, 1971:
My Sweet Lord - George Harrison

 

 

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