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Headlines From 1970 Events UK

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. A 1970 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1970 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer a wonderful trip down memory lane, and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Headlines From 1970 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1970 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1970 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1970 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1970 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1970 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1970 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1970 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

Date Event
3rd January 1970The Beatles give their final studio performance.
20th January 1970The Greater London Council announces plans for the Thames Barrier at Woolwich, to prevent flooding. The barrier opens in 1981.
21st January 1970Five lifeboat men are killed when the Fraserburgh lifeboat ‘Duchess of Kent’ capsizes during a rescue off Kinnaird's Head in Aberdeenshire.
14th February 1970The iconic live album “The Who: Live at Leeds” is recorded.
12th March 1970Teenagers in the United Kingdom vote for the first time, in a by-election in Bridgwater.
21st March 1970"All Kinds of Everything", sung by Dana, wins the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland.
25th March 1970The Concorde makes its first supersonic flight.
10th April 1970Paul McCartney announces that the Beatles have disbanded and talks about the impending release of his first solo album.

16th April 1970

The National Westminster Bank begins trading in the United Kingdom. It had been established in 1968 following the merger of the National Provincial Bank and the Bank of Westminster.
18th June 1970The Conservative Party wins the 1970 general election and Edward Heath becomes Prime Minister.
21st June 1970Brazil defeats Italy 4-1 to win the 1970 FIFA World Cup.
21st July 1970The Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed.
26-30th August 1970The Isle of Wight Festival takes place on East Afton Farm off the coast of England. 600,000 people attend the event, making it 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 and Jethro Tull.
18th September 1970Jimi Hendrix dies by choking on his own vomit, after falling unconscious due to a barbiturate overdose. He is in London at the time.
30th October 1970 The worst monsoon to hit Vietnam in six years causes large floods, killing 293 people and leaving 200,000 homeless. The terrible weather virtually halts the Vietnam War.
4th November 1970Social workers in Los Angeles take custody of ‘Genie‘, a thirteen-year-old girl who had been kept in solitary confinement since her birth.
15th December 1970The USSR's ‘Venera 7’ becomes the first spacecraft to land successfully on Venus and transmit data back to Earth.
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A Newspaper From 1970

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