Memory Lane: 1970

Jimi Hendrix

Music continues to make significant impact with the largest ever rock festival held on the Isle of Wight with 600,000 people attending, including some of the biggest name in music including Jimi Hendrix and The Who.

This is also the year The Concord makes its first its first supersonic flight.

The age of voting is now lowered to 18 in the US.

 

 

In The News

Concorde first supersonic flight

Jumbo Jet goes into service

Isle of Wight Festival

Chicago Seven found guilty

Aswan High Dam completed

US and the UK lowers the voting age to 18

100,000 demonstrate in Washington DC against the Vietnam War

First Earth Day

Beatles disband


Population/Economy

Population:

  • Wake County: 230,834
  • NC: 5,084,000
  • USA: 205,100,000

National Debt:

  • $370,918,706,949 (1970)
  • $18,152,809,942,589 (2015)

Value of a Dollar: $1 in 1970 is $6.22 in 2015

Cost Of Living 1970:

  • Yearly Inflation Rate USA: 5.84%
  • Average Cost of new house: $23,450
  • Average Monthly Rent: $140
  • Average Yearly Wages: $9,400
  • Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average: 838
  • Schaefer Pen: $9.95
  • US postage stamp: $.06
  • Sports Illustrated: $.15
  • Men’s Westclox Watch: $18
  • AMC Gremlin: $1,879
  • Hamburger at McDonalds: $.18
  • Ticket to Disneyland: Adult admission and 13 Adventure tickets: $5.25

Ounce of Gold Price:

  • The cost of a Ounce of Gold was $35.94
  • The inflation-adjusted price of a Ounce of Gold was $221.85


Going to the Movies

Cost of a movie ticket: $1.55

Inflation-adjusted price of a movie ticket: $9.57

The cost of a movie ticket in 2015: $7.92

Top 5 Movies:

  1. Love Story
  2. Airport
  3. MASH
  4. Patton
  5. Woodstock


43rd Academy Awards

  • Best Picture: Patton
  • Best Actor: George C. Scott – Patton
  • Best Actress: Glenda Jackson – Women In Love
  • Best Supporting Actor: John Mills – Ryan’s Daughter
  • Best Supporting Actress: Helen Hayes – Airport


Top 10 TV Shows

  1. Marcus Welby, M.D. – ABC – 17,789,600
  2. The Flip Wilson Show – NBC – 16,767,900
  3. Here’s Lucy – CBS – 15,686,100
  4. Ironside – NBC – 15,445,700
  5. Gunsmoke – CBS – 15,325,500
  6. ABC Movie of the Week – ABC – 15,085,100
  7. Hawaii Five-O – CBS – 15,025,000
  8. Medical Center -CBS – 14,724,500
  9. Bonanza – NBC – 14,363,900
  10. The F.B.I. – ABC – 13,823,000


Top 20 Pop Songs

  1. Archies – Sugar, Sugar
  2. Fifth Dimension – Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In
  3. Temptations – I Can’t Get Next To You
  4. Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Women
  5. Sly and The Family Stone – Everyday People
  6. Tommy Roe – Dizzy
  7. Sly and The Family Stone – Hot Fun In The Summertime
  8. Tom Jones -I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
  9. Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
  10. Tommy James and The Shondells – Crimson And Clover
  11. Three Dog Night – One
  12. Tommy James and The Shondells – Crystal Blue Persuasion
  13. Cowsills – Hair
  14. Marvin Gaye – Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
  15. Henry Mancini and His Orch. – Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet
  16. Youngbloods – Get Together
  17. Friends Of Distinction – Grazin’ In The Grass
  18. Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
  19. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Proud Mary
  20. Jr. Walker and The All Stars – What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)


Top 20 Country Songs

  1. Baby, Baby – David Houston
  2. A Week In A Country Jail – Tom T. Hall
  3. It’s Just A Matter Of Time – Sonny James
  4. The Fightin’ Side Of Me – Merle Haggard
  5. Tennessee Bird Walk – Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan
  6. Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone – Charley Pride
  7. My Woman, My Woman, My Wife – Marty Robbins
  8. The Pool Shark – Dave Dudley
  9. My Love – Sonny James
  10. Hello Darlin’ – Conway Twitty
  11. He Loves Me All The Way – Tammy Wynette
  12. Wonder Could I Live There Anymore – Charlie Pride
  13. Don’t Keep Me Hangin’ On – Sonny James
  14. All For The Love OF Sunshine – Hank Williams Jr. w/ The Mike Curb Congregation
  15. For The Good Times – Ray Price
  16. There Must Be More To Love Than This – Jerry Lee Lewis
  17. Sunday Morning Coming Down – Johnny Cash
  18. Run, Woman, Run – Tammy Wynette
  19. I Can’t Believe That You’ve Stopped Loving Me – Charley Pride
  20. Fifteen Years Ago – Conway Twitty


This Year in Sports

ACC Football Champ: Wake Forest

ACC Basketball Champs: NC State (NCSU 42 – South Carolina 39 Double Overtime Game)

World Series Winner: Baltimore Orioles over the Cincinnati Reds – 4 games to 1

Heavyweight Boxing Champ: Joe Frazier (Universal)

Super Bowl IV: Kansas City Chiefs 23 (Kansas City Chiefs 23 – Minnesota Vikings 7)

NASCAR Season Winner: Bobby Isaac

Masters Winner: Billy Casper – 279 (-9) (Winners share $25,000)

Wimbledon Winners:

  • Men’s Singles: Australia John Newcombe defeated Australia Ken Rosewall, 5–7, 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 6–1
  • Women’s Singles: Australia Margaret Court defeated United States Billie Jean King, 14–12, 11–9
  • Men’s Doubles: Australia John Newcombe / Australia Tony Roche defeated Australia Ken Rosewall / Australia Fred Stolle, 10–8, 6–3, 6–1
  • Women’s Doubles: United States Rosemary Casals / United States Billie Jean King defeated France Françoise Dürr / United Kingdom Virginia Wade, 6–2, 6–3
  • Mixed Doubles: United States Rosemary Casals / Romania Ilie Năstase defeated Soviet Union Olga Morozova / Soviet Union Alex Metreveli, 6–3, 4–6, 9–7