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Movie history events from 1970

Howard Hunt ends work for the CIA. (All the President's Men)

Scoop VII returns to Earth after being struck with a mircometeorite, bringing the Andromeda strain with it, which kills all but two people in the town. (Pedmount. Arizona) (The Andromeda Strain)

Apollo Missions 18, 19, and 20 were canceled due to budgetary concerns. (Apollo 18)

Dr Malcolm Sayer comes to Bainbridge Hospital and begins prescribing L-Dopa therapy, causing brief "awakenings" for post-encephalitic patients. (New York) (Awakenings)

An agent of Michael X gets compromising (and embarrassing) photos of Princess Margeret. (The Caribbean) (The Bank Job)

Billy Edward Lenz is born with a rare medical condition that gives him yellow skin. (Black Christmas)

Dahlia is sent to Geneva. (Geneva, Switzerland) (Black Sunday)

Farrokh Bulsara (later to be called Freddie Mercury), a baggage handler at Heathrow Airport, sees then joins the band Smile. (London, England) (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Ronny Valentine is born. (Chicago, Illinois) (The Dilemma)

Jim Morrison goes to court with the charges of simulated masturbation, public drunkedness, profanity, and public exposure. (Dade County Courthouse) (The Doors)

Deena Jones and The Dreams have another No 1 hit record. (Dreamgirls)

F.F.Fox is Whack Bat Most Valuable Player of the Fox-Years '70 and '70 1/2. (Fantastic Mr. Fox)

Ourumov graduates from School of Applied Military Science and is then posted to Army advanced Missile Test Range. (Goldeneye)

Joel Millner meets Denise at the commune where she is staying, and convinces her to return to the music business. (Idyllwild) (Grace of My Heart)

Alex, future game tester and creater of Demonik, is born. (Grandma's Boy)

Maggie is born. (Hall Pass)

Dr. Sam Loomis starts trying to get Michael Myers locked up. (Haddonfield, Illinois) (Halloween)

Missy Egan is born. (Southport, North Carolina) (I Know What You Did Last Summer)

Dr Nicholas Garrigan arrives from Scotland to help a Ugandan village - he becomes personal physician and main advisor to Idi Amin. (Uganda) (The Last King of Scotland)

Tsimtsum is refitted. (Life of Pi)

Maggie Murdock is born. (Love and Other Drugs)

Mike Pomeroy starts working as a TV news journalist around this time. (Morning Glory)

Jimi Hendrix builds Electric Lady Studios. (New York City, New York) (Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist)

Future teacher and pupil-seducer Sheba Hart is born. (Notes on a Scandal)

Tanks full of re-animated corpses are transported to Uneeda Medical Supply. (Louisville, Kentucky) (The Return of the Living Dead)

Diane Court is born. (Seattle, Washington) (Say Anything...)

Jackie Moon's song "Love Me Sexy" is a big hit. (Semi-Pro)

The fourth date of Celeste Talbert and Jeffrey Anderson, which results in Celeste getting pregnant and Jeffrey being written off the soap opera they both starred in. (Soapdish)

Edward Lionheart snubbed for the Critics' Circle Award, so attempts suicide. (London) (Theatre of Blood)

Hans Glaub drops out of sight after making steroids for Russians for several years. (A View to a Kill)

Johnny Cash and June Carter have a son, John. (Walk the Line)

Carvin Wiggins gets a deed. (Georgia) (Wanderlust)

Randolph Dupree and Carl Peterson born. (You, Me and Dupree)

Sunday 4th January: A student returns the book. (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Saturday 7th February: Abe Attell dies. (New Paltz, New York) (Eight Men Out)

Friday 6th March: Three members of The Weather Underground die in an explosion while making pipe bombs. (New York) (The Weather Underground)

Sunday 22nd March: A woman and baby are victims to the Zodiac killer in their car. (Modesto, California) (Zodiac)

Saturday 11th April: Apollo 13 is successfully launched. (Cape Canaveral, Florida) (Apollo 13)

Monday 13th April: 10:06pm EST - "Houston, we have a problem..." - the Apollo 13 spacecraft starts losing oxygen in space. (Apollo 13)

Saturday 18th April: Richard Nixon presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Apollo 13 astronauts. (Honolulu, Hawaii) (Apollo 18)

Wednesday 22nd April: Mike Elihank returns the book. (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Saturday 25th April: Karen Sisco is born. (Miami, Florida) (Out of Sight)

Tuesday 28th April: Richard Nixon approves Cambodian incursion. (Nixon)

May: The George Baker Selection reach number 21 with 'Little Green Bag'. (Reservoir Dogs)

Monday 4th May: Beth's parents Burt and Sue get married. (Chicago, Illinois) (The Dilemma)

Friday 8th May: Richard Nixon defends invasion of Cambodia. (Nixon)

Tuesday 19th May: Ray Schalk dies. (Chicago, Illinois) (Eight Men Out)

Thursday 21st May: On the eve of his fortieth birthday, Harvey Milk picks up Scott Smith in a subway station. (New York City, New York) (Milk)

Friday 22nd May: Harvey Milk and Scott Smith celebrate Harvey's fortieth birthday. (New York City, New York) (Milk)

Wednesday 27th May: Melvin Van Peebles' Watermelon Man is released. (Baadasssss!)

Friday 29th May: James Cassidy, Branch Manager of Brookline, Massachusetts Trust Company Bank, is found burned to death in his Chrysler station wagon. (Indian River, Maine) (Offspring)

June: Noah Levenstein graduates (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Wednesday 3rd June: Nixon calls Cambodian operation a success. (Nixon)

Wednesday 3rd June: A newspaper article titled "MURDERED BROOKLINE MAN" is published. (Offspring)

Thursday 11th June: The night Billy Blatts gets whacked: He is beaten, kicked and pistol-whipped to a bloody pulp in Henry Hill's bar by Tommy and Jimmy, then bundled into the trunk of the car. (Queens, New York) (Goodfellas)

Friday 12th June: Greg Hustein returns the book (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Friday 12th June: In the early hours, Tommy & Jimmy stop at Tommy's mother's for a shovel and a large kitchen knife, then stab, shoot and bury Billy Blatts. (Queens, New York) (Goodfellas)

Tuesday 16th June: Brian Piccolo dies from embryonal cell carcinoma. (Brian's Song)

Thursday 2nd July: James "Sonny" Crockett is born. (Miami, Florida) (Miami Vice)

Tuesday 7th July: While strolling through the Naka Avenue Shopping District, family boss Masakichi Makihara is shot repeatedly and dies. His assailant, a yakuza recruit for the Hirono Family, walks away from the scene covered in his victims blood while his accompice cowers in a puddle of his own urine. (Kure, Japan) (The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode)

Wednesday 12th August: Richie Roberts graduates as a lawyer. (American Gangster)

Wednesday 26th August: Jimi Hendrix opens a recording studio. (New York) (Down on Us)

Friday 4th September: Dr. Manhattan falls in love with Laurie during a meeting with the rest of the Watchmen. He lies to Janey when he tells her he still wants her. (New York, New York) (Watchmen)

Wednesday 9th September: The Wild Child is released in the US. Many people like it. (United States) (The Squid and the Whale)

Sunday 13th September: Jason Bourne is bourne. And is born. (The Bourne Ultimatum)

Friday 18th September: While en route to his swearing-in ceremony in Osaka as Chairman of the Tensei Coalition, Tamotsu Matsumura's motorcade is ambushed near Imaike Station. Having switched places in the back seat with Vice Chairman Shoichi Eda, Matsumura escaped with a serious chest wound and his life while Eda died. (Nishinari, Japan) (The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode)

Sunday 20th September: The Beatles break up. (The Killing of John Lennon)

Wednesday 4th November: Serial killer Carl Rudolph Stargher is born. (The Cell)

Saturday 14th November: Southern Airways Flight 932 clips trees on a ridge short of the runway and crashes killing the Marshall University football team, coaching staff, boosters and air crew. (Ceredo, West Virginia) (We Are Marshall)

Wednesday 18th November: Richard Nixon asks Congress for supplemental appropriations for the Cambodian government of Premier Lon Nol. (Nixon)

Wednesday 18th November: Police begin to investigate what is possibly the Zodiac Killer's first murder, from four years earlier. (Zodiac)

Wednesday 18th November: The police begin to investigate the first Zodiac killing. (Zodiac)

Tuesday 8th December: Jim Morrison's reading of "The Movie" during a poetry session is recorded on his 27th birthday. (The Doors)

Sunday 13th December: Arnold "Chick" Gandil dies. (Calistoga, California) (Eight Men Out)

Monday 21st December: Elvis Presley is greeted at the White House by President Richard M. Nixon. (Washington, D.C.) (Nixon)

Thursday 24th December: Billy Edward Lenz has his first Christmas. His mother hates him and crushes an ornament to pieces by him. (Black Christmas)


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