1970 Newspapers

Wondering what happened in 1970 that made it into the headlines of the country’s most renowned newspapers? Our unrivalled archive has a paper for every day in this fascinating year.

The 1970s conjures images of brightly coloured flare trousers, lava lamps, voluminous hair styles, and disco dance moves that may be better off forgotten. At least this is the image that recent film and television has painted of the decade. In reality, the 70’s wasn’t so glamorous and decadent. In America, the Vietnam war continued to divide the nation. Our collection of authentic newspapers from the 1970s tell the stories of the decade with first hand accounts from those who lived the experience.

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1970 Newspapers

An authentic newspaper is a fantastic gift idea for birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion. An historic newspaper from a trusted outlet such as The New York Times or Washington Post is a wonderful keepsake gift that your loved one can treasure for years to come; we even have regional archives such as our Indianapolis Star and Chicago Daily Tribune archives.

1970 Newspaper Headlines

Find out which events from this year are still remembered today with an authentic newspaper documenting history as it happened. Some key events from this year include the Concorde’s first supersonic flight, Britain’s most iconic rock band The Beatles split, and the largest rock festival of all time took place on The Isle of Wight, which attracted a crowd of 600,000 people and acts such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and The Doors. It was also a tragic year, with Jimi Hendrix’s death shocking the world. Hendrix died in London after overdosing. A terrible monsoon hit Vietnam, which killed almost 300 and left 200,000 homeless. It was also a year of wonderment and discovery, when the USSR’s “Venera 7” completed the first successful landing on Venus. An authentic 1970 newspaper is a wonderful keepsake gift idea to remember all the fascinating events that took place as the world entered into a new decade.

January 3, 1970
The Beatles give their final studio performance.

February 14, 1970
The iconic live album “The Who: Live at Leeds” is recorded.

March 25, 1970
The Concorde makes its first supersonic flight.

April 10, 1970
Paul McCartney announces that the Beatles have disbanded and talks about the impending release of his first solo album.

April 16, 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.

June 21, 1970
Brazil defeats Italy 4-1 to win the 1970 FIFA World Cup.

August 26-30, 1970
The 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.

September 18, 1970
Jimi Hendrix dies by choking on his own vomit, after falling unconscious due to a barbiturate overdose. He is in London at the time.

October 30, 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.

November 4, 1970
Social workers in Los Angeles take custody of “Genie”, a thirteen-year-old girl who had been kept in solitary confinement since her birth.

December 15, 1970
The USSR’s “Venera 7” becomes the first spacecraft to land successfully on Venus and transmit data back to Earth.

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Charlotte Sciarrino January 25 2022

Horrible experience. Never received the product and my husbands 50th birthday came and went. Can’t get a hold of anyone. At this point I need a refund

  • Historic Newspapers Team January 27 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    As we deal with over 3 million original newspapers in our Archive, dating back to the early 1900’s to present date, it is only when your newspaper is picked by a member of our Archive Team will we know the condition of that newspaper. We do try our best to repair the newspaper, however unfortunately on occasions this is just not possible and the paper becomes unfit for purpose and becomes unsellable.

    An email was sent to you advising of this information and unfortunately as we no longer had any available newspapers for your requested date, our only option was to cancel your order and process a full refund, which has been issued to you.

    Please do accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

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Maria C. January 24 2022

Although the newspaper was a little expensive, it is exactly what I needed and in great condition. I am very happy with the product I received!

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Karen Pascale January 16 2022

WRONG EDITION RECEIVED! I ordered a particular day's newspaper, and they sent me a "FINAL - SPORTS EXTRA" edition instead of the main edition. I had no idea they had more than one edition of that day's newspaper. I sent them a picture of the edition I wanted. Still no luck. And they won't refund my money unless I pay for shipping both ways.

  • Historic Newspapers Team January 25 2022

    Thank you for your review.

    We are sorry to hear this.

    As a personalized gift company, the personalization for an original newspaper is the requested date not the headline. As there are multiple editions of newspapers printed throughout the day, unfortunately we do not confirm which edition we have received, as this could vary from each day. As you have requested the New York Post for a certain day, this is what you have received.

    We do not hold the information on file that is printed within the newspapers, therefore if a customer is looking for a specific article/headline, then our research facility can be used and our Researcher will go into the Archive Center, look and confirm what you are looking for before an order is placed.

    As your order has been processed as requested, if you no longer wish to keep the newspaper received, it would need to be returned at the customer’s cost. Historic Newspapers will only cover the return costs only if there is a fault on our behalf.

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