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1970

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U.S. Facts

  • President: Richard M. Nixon
  • Population: 205,052,174
  • Life Expectancy: 70.8 years
  • Unemployment: 3.5%
  • Average Annual Salary: $11,106
  • Minimum Wage: $1.60 per hour

What Things Cost

  • Automobile: $3,542
  • Gasoline: $0.36 cents per gallon
  • House: $26,600
  • Bread: $0.24 cents per loaf
  • Milk: $1.32 per gallon
  • Postage Stamp: $0.06

Major U.S. Events

  • Four students at Kent State University in Ohio slain by National Guardsmen at demonstration protesting incursion into Cambodia
  • The United States Senate repeals the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
  • Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre

Major World Events

  • U.S. troops invade Cambodia
  • Earthquake kills more than 50,000 in Peru
  • A joint Air Force & Army team raids the Son Tay prison camp in an attempt to free American POWs thought to be held there

January-March

  • Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war
  • 210,000 out of 750,000 US postal employees walk out. President Nixon assigns military units to New York City post offices. Strike lasts two weeks

April-July

  • 100,000 people demonstrate in Washington DC against the Vietnam War
  • US ground troops withdraw from Cambodia

August-December

  • In Paris, a Communist delegation rejects U.S. President Richard Nixon's October 7 peace proposal as "a maneuver to deceive world opinion"
  • US President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas

Top Songs

  • Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel
  • I'll Be There Jackson 5
  • I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family
  • Mama Told Me Not To Come by Three Dog Night
  • Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell

Other New Songs

  • I Want You Back by Jackson 5
  • Fire and Rain by James Taylor
  • The Tears of a Clown by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
  • Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum
  • Close To You by The Carpenters

Top Movies

  • Patton
  • Women in Love
  • Airport
  • Lovers and Other Strangers
  • Five Easy Pieces

Top Books

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Love Story by Erich Segal
  • The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt
  • Deliverance by James Dickey
  • QB VII by Leon Uris

Top TV Shows (1969-70)

  • Walt Disny's Wonderful World of Color
  • Family Affair
  • Gunsmoke
  • The Red Skelton Hour
  • The Doris Day Show
  • The Brady Bunch

Major League Baseball: World Series

  • Baltimore Orioles d. Cincinnati Reds

Pro Football: Championship

  • Super Bowl: Kansas City Chiefs d. Minnesota Vikings

Ice Hockey: Stanley Cup

  • Boston Bruins d. St. Louis Blues

Pro Basketball: Championship

  • New York Knicks d. Los Angeles Lakers

NCAA Champions

  • Football: University of Nebraska Cornhuskers
  • Basketball: UCLA Bruins

Other Champions

  • Boxing: wins heavyweight title
  • Golf: Billy Casper is PGA player of the year
  • Tennis: Ken Rosewall and Tony Roche win the U.S. Open
  • Horse Racing: Dust Commander wins Kentucky Derby
  • Auto Racing: Al Unser wins Indianapolis 500
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