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A Look Back at 1970

Sports in  69/70


Super Bowl
Kansas City d. Minnesota (23-7)

World Series
Baltimore d. Cincinnati (4-1)

NBA Championship
New York d. LA Lakers (4-3)

Kentucky Derby Champion
Dust Commander

NCAA Basketball Championship
UCLA d. Jacksonville (80-69)
NCAA Football Champions
Nebraska (AP, FW) (11-0-1); Texas (UPI, NFF-tie), (10-1-0) & Ohio St. (NFF-tie), (9-1-0)
Nebraska defeats LSU in the Orange Bowl 17-12.

The victory closes the 1970 season with the Husker's first national championship.
PGA tour's leading money winner for the year: Frank Beard - $164,707

October 10, 1969- Brett Favre, American football player born
May 15, 1969 - Emmitt Smith, American football player born

 

1970 Potpourri


Deaths; Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Sonny Liston

Nation celebrates "Earth Day"

Penn Central Railroad asks for Bankruptcy Reorganization

Frank Zappa, Miles Davis and Blood Sweat and Tears are top performers

The war movie Patton wins several awards

NFL and AFL merge into the NFL

Boston Bruins player Bobby Orr scores a record 120 points as a defenseman

IBM introduces the "Floppy" disk for storage

Lasers are used in bombing targeting for more accuracy

Young fashion is found in Army Navy surplus stores and thrift shops

New words; preppie, hassle, fast-food, rip-off, blahs, put down

Massive recall of canned Tuna by FDA for possible mercury poisoning

Vassar college admits male students for the first time

 
Miscellaneous

A loaf of bread cost

$.23

A gallon milk cost

$1.10

A dozen eggs cost

$.62

A pound of sugar cost

$.12

Postage stamp (per ounce)

$.06

A new car cost approximately

$2,000.00

A gallon of gasoline cost

$.32

A new house cost approximately

$40,000.00

Minimum wage

$1.60 per hour

Average annual income (per person)

$6,500.00

Population of the United States

202,677,000

Hot Movies

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Midnight Cowboy         Goodbye Columbus         

 Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Hello, Dolly        The Sterile Cuckoo      Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Cactus Flower         Alice's Restaurant

  Easy Rider 

Candy - (Who went to see that one???

Music

1967

To Sir with Love-Lulu
Daydream Believer- The Monkees
Windy- The Association
Ode to Billie Joe-Bobbie Gentry
Somethin' Stupid-Nancy & Frank Sinatra
Groovin'-Young Rascals
The Letter-Box Tops
Light My Fire-Doors
Happy Together-The Turtles
Hello Goodbye-The Beatles

1968

Hey Jude-The Beatles
I Heard It Through the Grapevine-Marvin Gaye
Love Is Blue-Paul Mauriat
Honey-Bobby Goldsboro
People Got to Be Free-Rascals
The Dock of the Bay-Otis Redding
This Guy's In Love with You-Herb Alpert

Mrs. Robinson-Simon & Garfunkel
Love Child-Diana Ross & the Supremes
Tighten Up-Archie Bell & the Drells

1969

Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In-Fifth Dimension
In the Year 2525-Zager & Evans
Get Back- The Beatles (with Billy Preston)
Sugar, Sugar- The Archies
Honky Tonk Women- The Rolling Stones
Everyday People-Sly & the Family Stone
Dizzy-Tommy RoeWedding Bell Blues-Fifth Dimension
I Can't Get Next to You- The Temptations
Crimson & Clover-Tommy James & the Shondells

1970

Bridge Over Troubled Water-Simon & Garfunkel
I'll Be There- Jackson Five
Raindrops Keep Fallin'On My Head-B.J. Thomas
Close to You- The Carpenters
My Sweet Lord-George Harrison
I Think I Love You-The Partridge Family
Ain't No Mountain High Enough-Diana Ross
American Woman-Guess Who

War-Edwin Starr
Let It Be- The Beatles

 


 

TV Programs



Do these TV sets look familiar?


                1961 Magnavox B/W        1965 RCA Color       TV Click to enlarge picture             

1969-1970 Television Season Top Rated Shows

Ranking  
1 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
2 Gunsmoke
3 Bonanza
4 Mayberry R.F.D.
5 Family Affair
6 Here's Lucy
7 The Red Skelton Hour
8 Marcus Welby, M.D.
9 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
10 The Doris Day Show
11 The Bill Cosby Show
12 The Jim Nabors Show
13 The Carol Burnett Show
14 The Dean Martin Show
15 My Three Sons
16 Ironside
17 The Johnny Cash Show
18 The Beverly Hillbillies
19 Hawaii Five-O
20 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
21 Hee Haw
22 ABC Movie of the Week
23 Mod Squad
24 NBC Saturday Night Movie
25 Bewitched
26 The F.B.I.
27 The Ed Sullivan Show
28 Julia
29 CBS Thursday Movie
30 Mannix

 

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