1970 ( MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1970th year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 970th year of the Anno Domini 2nd millennium, the 70th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1970s decade.
January 5 – The 7.1 Tonghai earthquake shakes Tonghai County, Yunnan province, China, with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X ( Extreme). Between 10,000–14,621 were killed and 26,783 were injured.
January 5 – The first episode of the United States soap opera is broadcast on the All My Children ABC television network.
January 11 – Super Bowl IV: The Kansas City Chiefs shock the football world by beating the heavily-favored Minnesota Vikings 23–7.
January 14 – Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian Civil War.
January 14 – Diana Ross and The Supremes perform their farewell live concert together at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. Ross's replacement, Jean Terrell, is introduced onstage at the end of the last show.
January 15 – After a 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria, Biafran forces under Philip Effiong formally surrender to General Yakubu Gowon.
January 20 – The Greater London Council announces its plans for the Thames Barrier at Woolwich to prevent flooding (the barrier opens in 1981).
January 23 – Joseph Fielding Smith becomes the 10th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
January 26 –
January 31 – becomes the I Want You Back Jackson 5's first Billboard No. 1 Hot 100 single.
March 1 – Rhodesia severs its last tie with the United Kingdom, declaring itself a republic.
March 4 — All 57 men aboard the French submarine Eurydice (S644) are killed when the vessel explodes while making a practice dive in the Mediterranean Sea.
March 5 – The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect, after ratification by 56 nations.
A bomb being constructed by members of the
Weathermen and meant to be planted at a military dance in New Jersey, explodes, killing three members of the organization. Süleyman Demirel of AP forms the new government of Turkey (32nd government).
March 7 — A solar eclipse passes along the Atlantic coast region. Totality is visible across southern Mexico and across the southeast coast of the United States, Nantucket, and Nova Scotia. It was the 27th solar eclipse of Solar Saros 139.
March 12 –
March 15 – The Expo '70 World's Fair opens in Suita, Osaka, Japan.
March 16 – The complete New English Bible is published.
March 17 –
The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the
My Lai Massacre. The critically wounded pilot of Eastern Air Lines Shuttle Flight 1320 saves the 68 passengers and five crew of the DC-9 jet, landing safely in Boston despite being shot by a hijacker who killed the co-pilot.
Ostpolitik: The leaders of West Germany and East Germany meet at a summit for the first time since Germany's division into two republics. West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is greeted by cheering East German crowds as he arrives in Erfurt for a summit with his counterpart, East German Ministerpräsident Willi Stoph.
March 20 – The Agency for Cultural and Technical Co-operation ( ACCT) (Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique) is founded.
May 4 – Kent State shootings: Four students at Kent State University in Ohio, USA are killed and nine wounded by Ohio National Guardsmen, at a protest against the incursion into Cambodia.
May 9 – In Washington, D.C., 100,000 people demonstrate against the Vietnam War.
May 10 – The Boston Bruins win their first Stanley Cup since 1941 when Bobby Orr scores a goal 40 seconds into overtime for a 4–3 victory which completes a four-game sweep of the St. Louis Blues.
May 12 – The 1976 Winter Olympics are awarded to Denver, Colorado but it is later rejected in 1972.
May 17 – Thor Heyerdahl sets sail from Morocco on the papyrus boat , to sail the Atlantic Ocean. Ra II
May 23 – A fire occurs in the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Strait near Bangor, Caernarfonshire, Wales, contributing to its partial destruction and amounting to approximately £1,000,000 worth of fire damage.
May 24 – The scientific drilling of the Kola Superdeep Borehole begins in the USSR.
May 26 – The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2.
May 27 – A British expedition climbs the south face of Annapurna I. May 31
August 7 – Harold Haley, Marin County Superior Court Judge, is taken hostage and murdered, in an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.
August 11 – Creation of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts in Confolens, France.
August 17 - Venera program: is launched toward Venera 7 Venus. It later becomes the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet.
August 18 - The United States sinks 418 containers of nerve gas into the Gulf Stream near the Bahamas.
August 24 – Vietnam War protesters bomb Sterling Hall at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, leading to an international manhunt for the perpetrators.
Women's Strike for Equality takes place on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 begins on East Afton Farm off the coast of England. Some 600,000 people attend 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, The Moody Blues and Jethro Tull.
August 29 – The Chicano Moratorium, against the Vietnam War, begins East Los Angeles, California, and leads to a riot that kills three people, including journalist Rubén Salazar. August 31 - An annular solar eclipse is visible in Oceania, and is the 14th solar eclipse of Solar Saros 144.
September 1 – An assassination attempt against King Hussein of Jordan precipitates the Black September crisis.
September 3 – 6 – Israeli forces fight Palestinian guerillas in southern Lebanon
September 4 – Chilean Socialist Senator Salvador Allende wins 36.2% of the vote in his run for presidency defeating former right-wing President Jorge Alessandri with 34.9% of the suffrages and Christian Democrat Radomiro Tomic with 27.8% of the votes
September 6 – Dawson's Field hijackings, The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacks four passenger aircraft from Pan Am, TWA and Swissair on flights to New York from Brussels, Frankfurt and Zürich.
September 8 – 10 – The Jordanian government and Palestinian guerillas make repeated unsuccessful truces.
September 11 – The Ford Pinto is introduced.
September 15 – King Hussein of Jordan forms a military government with Muhammad Daoud as the prime minister.
September 17 – " Black September": King Hussein of Jordan orders the Jordanian Armed Forces to oust Palestinian fedayeen from Jordan.
September 18 – American musician Jimi Hendrix dies at age 27 from an overdose of sleeping pills.
September 19 – The first Glastonbury Festival is held, at a farm belonging to Michael Eavis.
September 19 – Kostas Georgakis, a Greek student of geology, sets himself ablaze in Matteotti Square in Genoa, Italy, as a protest against the dictatorial regime of Georgios Papadopoulos.
September 23 – The first women's only tennis tournament begins in Houston, known as the Houston Women's Invitation.
September 24 – premiered on The Odd Couple ABC.
September 26 – The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, burning 175,425 acres (709.92 km 2).
September 28 – Gamal Abdel Nasser dies; Vice President Anwar Sadat is named temporary president of Egypt. September 29
October 7 – General Juan José Torres becomes the new President of Bolivia.
October 9 – The Khmer Republic is proclaimed in Cambodia, escalating the Cambodian Civil War between the government and the Khmer Rouge.
October 11 – Eleven French soldiers are killed in a shootout with rebels in Chad.
October 12 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas.
Canada and the People's Republic of China establish diplomatic relations.
Saeb Salam forms a government in Lebanon.
October 14 – A Chinese nuclear test is conducted in Lop Nor.
October 16 – October Crisis: The Canadian government declares a state of emergency and outlaws the Quebec Liberation Front.
The Soviet Union launches the
lunar probe. Zond 8 Egyptian president Anwar Sadat names Mahmoud Fawzi as his prime minister.
October 21 – A U.S. Air Force plane makes an emergency landing near Leninakan, Soviet Union. The Soviets release the American officers, including two generals, November 10.
October 22 – Chilean army commander René Schneider is shot in Santiago; the government declares a state of emergency. Schneider dies October 25.
October 23 – Gary Gabelich sets a land speed record in a rocket-powered automobile called the Blue Flame, fueled with natural gas.
October 24 – Salvador Allende is elected President of Chile by a run-off vote in the National Congress
October 25 – The wreck of the Confederate submarine is found off Hunley Charleston, South Carolina, by pioneer underwater archaeologist, Dr. E. Lee Spence, then just 22 years old.  Hunley was the first submarine in history to sink a ship in warfare.
October 26 – Garry Trudeau's comic strip debuts in approximately two dozen newspapers in the United States. Doonesbury
October 30 – In Vietnam, the worst monsoon to hit the area in six years causes large floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam War.
November 5 – Vietnam War: The United States Military Assistance Command in Vietnam reports the lowest weekly American soldier death toll in five years (24 soldiers die that week, which is the fifth consecutive week the death toll is below 50; 431 are reported wounded that week, however).
November 12 – Soviet author Andrei Amalrik is sentenced to three years for 'anti-Soviet' writings.
November 16 – The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar flies for the first time.
November 19 – The six European Economic Community nation prime ministers meet in Munich to begin the new program of European Political Cooperation (EPC), a unified foreign policy for a future European Union.
November 20 – The Miss World 1970 beauty pageant, hosted by Bob Hope at the Royal Albert Hall, London is disrupted by Women's Liberation protesters. Earlier on the same evening a bomb is placed under a BBC outside broadcast vehicle by The Angry Brigade, in protest at the entry of separate black and white contestants by South Africa.
November 22 – Guinean president Ahmed Sékou Touré accuses Portugal of an attack when hundreds of mercenaries land near the capital Conakry. The Guinean army repels the landing attempts over the next three days.
November 23 - The American Indian Movement seizes a replica of the in Mayflower Boston.
November 25 – 29 – A U.N. delegation arrives to investigate the Guinea situation.
November 25 – In Tokyo, author and Tatenokai militia leader Yukio Mishima and his followers take over the headquarters of the Japan Self-Defense Forces in an attempted coup d'état. After Mishima's speech fails to sway public opinion towards his right-wing political beliefs, including restoration of the powers of the Emperor, he commits seppuku (public ritual suicide).
November 27 – Bolivian artist Benjamin Mendoza tries to assassinate Pope Paul VI during his visit in Manila.
November 28 – The Montréal Alouettes defeat the Calgary Stampeders, 23–10, to win the 58th Grey Cup.  November 30 – British Caledonian Airways Ltd. (BCal) is formed by the merger of Caledonian Airways and British United Airways.
December 2 – The United States Environmental Protection Agency is established.
October Crisis: In
Montreal, kidnapped British Trade Commissioner James Cross is released by the Front de libération du Québec terrorist group after being held hostage for 60 days. Police negotiate his release and in return the Government of Canada grants 5 terrorists from the FLQ's Chenier Cell their request for safe passage to Cuba. Burgos Trial: In Burgos, Spain, the trial of 16 Basque terrorism suspects begins.
The Spanish government declares a 3-month martial law in the Basque county of Guipuzcoa, over strikes and demonstrations.
The U.N. announces that Portuguese navy and army units were responsible for the attempted invasion of Guinea.
Giovanni Enrico Bucher, the Swiss ambassador to Brazil, is kidnapped in
Rio de Janeiro; kidnappers demand the release of 70 political prisoners. The U.N. General Assembly supports the isolation of South Africa for its
apartheid policies. During his visit to the Polish capital, German Chancellor Willy Brandt goes down on his knees in front of a monument to the victims of the Warsaw Ghetto, which will become known as the Warschauer Kniefall ("Warsaw Genuflection").
December 12 – A landslide in western Colombia leaves 200 dead.
December 13 – The government of Poland announces food price increases. Riots and looting lead to a bloody confrontation between the rioters and the government on December 15.
becomes the first spacecraft to land successfully on Venus and transmit data back to Earth. Venera 7 The South Korean ferry Namyong Ho capsizes off Korea Strait; 308 people are killed.
December 16 – The Ethiopian government declares a state of emergency in the county of Eritrea over the activities of the Eritrean Liberation Front.
December 17 – Polish 1970 protests: Soldiers fire on civilians returning to work in Gdynia. Martial law is imposed in the country until December 22.
December 21 – The Grumman F-14 Tomcat makes its first flight.
Libyan Revolutionary Council declares that it will nationalize all foreign banks in the country. Franz Stangl, the ex-commander of Treblinka, is sentenced to life imprisonment.
December 25 – The ETA releases Eugen Beihl.
December 27 – President of India V. V. Giri declares new elections.
Burgos Trial: Three Basques are sentenced to death, twelve others sentenced to imprisonment (terms from 12 to 62 years), and one is released.
The suspected killers of Pierre Laporte, Jacques and Paul Rose and Francis Sunard, are arrested near Montreal.
December 29 – U.S. President Richard Nixon signs into law the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
December 30 – In Viscaya in the Basque country of Spain, 15,000 go on strike in protest at the Burgos trial death sentences. Francisco Franco commutes the sentences to 30 years in prison. December 31 – Paul McCartney sues in Britain to dissolve The Beatles's legal partnership.
January 1 – Sergei Kiriakov, Russian footballer and manager
January 9 – Lara Fabian, Canadian/Belgian singer
January 12 – Zack de la Rocha, American musician
January 16 – Rick Bognar, Canadian professional wrestler and actor (d. 2019)
DJ Quik, American rapper and producer
January 21 – Ken Leung, American actor
January 22 – Alex Ross, American comic artist
January 24 – Matthew Lillard, American actor, voice actor, director, and producer
February 1 – Malik Sealy, American basketball player (d. 2000)
February 9 – Glenn McGrath, Australian test cricketer
February 11 – Fredrik Thordendal, Swedish musician
February 12 – Judd Winick, American cartoonist and comic book writer
February 13 – Park Hee-soon, South Korean actor
February 15 – Shepard Fairey, American temporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator, and founder of OBEY (clothing)
February 16 – Armand Van Helden, American DJ and music producer
February 20 – Kerri Hoskins, American video game actress
February 21 – Dayna Devon, American news anchor
February 23 – Paul Anthony Stewart, American stage and television actor
February 24 – Jeff Garcia, American football player
February 25 – Allan Fung, American attorney and politician
February 27 – Matthias Lechner, German art director February 28
March 1 – Jason V Brock, American author, filmmaker, artist, scholar and musician
March 2 – Alexander Armstrong, English comedian, actor and presenter
March 3 – Julie Bowen, American actress
March 4 – Andrea Bendewald, American actress
March 6 – Chris Broderick, American musician
March 8 – Jason Elam, American football player
March 9 – Simon Monjack, British screenwriter, film director (d. 2010)
March 11 – Jane Slavin, British actress and author
March 12 – John Nemechek, American race car driver (d. 1997)
March 13 – Carme Chacón, Spanish politician (d. 2017)
March 14 – Meredith Salenger, American actress
March 17 – Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, American politician
March 18 – Queen Latifah, American rapper and actress
March 19 – Steve Light, American children's book author
March 22 – Leontien van Moorsel, Dutch cyclist
March 23 – Kate Jennings Grant, American actress
March 25 – Kari Matchett, Canadian actress
March 26 – Justin Meldal-Johnsen, American songwriter
March 28 – Vince Vaughn, American actor, writer, and producer
March 29 – Krista Sutton, Canadian actress
March 30 – Secretariat, American Thoroughbred racehorse (d. 1989) March 31
July 1 – Henry Simmons, American actor
July 2 – Scott Aukerman, American writer, actor, comedian, television personality, director, producer, and podcast host
Beck, American singer-songwriter and record producer
Taiei Kin, Korean-Japanese karateka, kickboxer and mixed martial artist
Atul Agnihotri, Indian film actor, producer, and director Micky Hoogendijk, Dutch actress, presenter, model and professional photographer
July 9 – Trent Green, American football quarterback
July 13 – Bruno Salomone, French actor and comedian
July 14 – Seb Fontaine, English electronic music producer & DJ
July 18 – Gruff Rhys, Welsh musician, composer, producer, filmmaker and author
July 20 – Tunku Abdul Majid
July 22 – Jonathan Zaccaï, Belgian actor, film director and screenwriter
July 25 – Julien Fountain, English cricket coach
July 26 – Cress Williams, American actor
July 29 – Andi Peters, British TV presenter and producer July 30
September 1 – Hwang Jung-min, South Korean actor
September 3 – Jeremy Glick, passenger on board United Airlines Flight 93 (d. 2001)
September 5 – Liam Lynch, American musician, comedian, and puppetteer
September 12 – Amala Akkineni, Indian actress, dancer and activist
September 14 – Mike Burns, American soccer player
September 17 – Valeria Cappellotto, Italian racing cyclist. (d. 2015)
September 18 – Darren Gough, English cricketer
September 20 – Gert Verheyen, Belgian footballer
September 21 – Samantha Power, Irish-American government official and writer
September 23 – Ani DiFranco, American musician
September 25 – Aja Kong, Japanese professional wrestler
September 27 – Yoshiharu Habu, Japanese professional shogi player
October 1 – Moses Kiptanui, Kenyan athlete
October 2 – Kelly Ripa, American actress and TV personality
October 6 – Amy Jo Johnson, American-Canadian actress
October 7 – Nicole Ari Parker, American actress and model
October 14 – Daniela Peštová, Czech supermodel
October 15 – Chris Mims, American football (d. 2008)
October 16 – Mehmet Scholl, German footballer
October 18 – Jose Padilla, American gang member and convicted terrorist
October 19 – Chris Kattan, Iraqi-American comedian and actor
October 20 – Michelle Malkin, American political commentator
October 22 – D'Lo Brown, American professional wrestler
October 24 – Stephen Kipkorir, Kenyan middle-distance runner (d. 2008)
October 25 – Adam Goldberg, American actor
October 26 – Chavo Guerrero Jr., Mexican-American professional wrestler
October 27 – Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer
October 27 – Jonathan Stroud, British writer of fantasy fiction
October 28 – Greg Eagles, American actor and voice actor
November 1 – Merle Palmiste, Estonian actress
November 3 – Dawn Marie Psaltis, American professional wrestler
November 5 – Heather Pick, American television news anchor (d. 2008)
November 6 – Ethan Hawke, American actor, writer, and film director
November 13 – Frederick Herman, American air line pilot
November 17 – Paul Allender, English guitarist
November 18 – Peta Wilson, Australian actress
November 21 – Karen Davila, Filipina journalist, TV host and news personality
Stel Pavlou, British novelist and screenwriter Joe Son, Korean-American actor, wrestler, and convicted felon
November 25 – Eluana Englaro, Italian patient in right-to-die case (d. 2009)
November 26 – Dave Hughes, Australian comedian
November 28 – Richard Osman, English television presenter, producer and director
November 29 – Larry Joe Campbell, American actor and comedian November 30
Matt Sanchez, American journalist and former porn actor Sarah Silverman, American stand-up comedian, actress, singer, producer, and writer
December 9 – Kara DioGuardi, American songwriter
December 10 – Kevin Sharp, American country music singer, and motivational speaker (d. 2014)
December 13 – Bart Johnson, American actor
December 14 – Andrew Lewis, Guyanese professional boxer (d. 2015)
December 15 – Przemysław Truściński, Polish artist
December 23 – Catriona Le May Doan, Canadian speed skater
December 25 – Emmanuel Amuneke, Nigerian footballer
December 26 – Krissada Sukosol Clapp, Thai actor and singer
December 28 — Yolanda Andrade, Mexican actress and television presenter
December 31 – Bryon Russell, American basketball player
January 1 – Alfred Lauck Parson, British chemist and physicist (b. 1889)
January 5 – Max Born, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1882)
January 10 – Pavel Belyayev, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1925)
January 13 – Jimmy Hanley, English actor (b. 1918)
January 14 – Harry M. Woods, American songwriter (b. 1896)
January 17 – Robert Lindley Murray, American tennis champion (b. 1893)
January 18 – David O. McKay, 9th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1873)
January 19 – Aldo De Benedetti, Italian screenwriter (b. 1892)
January 26 – Noel Laurence, British admiral (b. 1882)
January 27 – Erich Heckel, German painter (b. 1883)
January 28 – Thomas J. Ryan, American admiral (b. 1901)
January 31 – Slim Harpo, American singer (b. 1924)
February 3 – Italo Gariboldi, Italian general (b. 1879)
February 4 – Louise Bogan, American poet (b. 1897)
February 5 – Rudy York, American baseball player (b. 1913)
February 6 – Roscoe Karns, American actor (b. 1891)
Arthur Edeson, American cinematographer (b. 1891)
Sasha Siemel, adventurer, hunter, guide, actor, writer, photographer, and lecturer. (b. 1890)
Harry Stradling, American cinematographer (b. 1901) Herbert Strudwick, English cricketer (b. 1880)
February 15 – Hugh Dowding, British RAF Fighter Commander during the Battle of Britain (b. 1882)
February 16 – Francis Peyton Rous, American pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1879)
February 19 – Jules Munshin, American actor (b. 1915)
February 21 – Johannes Semper, Estonian writer and translator (b. 1892)
February 24 – Conrad Nagel, American actor (b. 1897)
February 25 – Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai, Indian social reformer (b. 1878) February 28 – Arthur Henry Knighton-Hammond, English painter (b. 1875)
March 2 – Joseph Vialatoux, French Roman Catholic philosopher (b. 1880)
March 6 – William Hopper, American actor (b. 1915)
March 8 – Waldo Peirce, American painter (b. 1884)
March 9 – Nicholas Timasheff, Russian sociologist (b. 1886)
March 13 – Alec Clunes, English actor (b. 1912)
March 14 – Ma Hongkui, prominent warlord in China during the Republic of China era (b. 1892)
March 16 – Tammi Terrell, American singer (b. 1945)
March 18 – William Beaudine, American film director (b. 1892)
March 23 – Del Lord, Canadian film director (b. 1894)
March 28 – Fortune Gallo, Italian-born opera impresario (b. 1878)
March 29 – Vera Brittain, British writer (b. 1893)
March 30 – Heinrich Brüning, German academic and politician, 21st Chancellor of Germany (b. 1885) March 31
May 9 - Walter P. Reuther, 62, American labor union leader and president of the United Auto Workers; in a private plane crash.
May 11 – Johnny Hodges, American jazz musician (b. 1906)
May 13 – Sir William Dobell, Australian artist (b. 1899)
May 14 – Billie Burke, American actress (b. 1884)
May 17 – Heinz Hartmann, Austrian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (b. 1894)
May 19 – Ray Schalk, American baseball player ( Chicago White Sox) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1892)
May 21 – E. L. Grant Watson, Australian scientist and writer (b. 1885)
May 22 – Joseph Wood Krutch, American writer and naturalist (b. 1893)
May 26 – R. V. C. Bodley, British army officer, traveller and writer (b. 1892)
May 27 – Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II, King of the Ashanti (b. 1892)
May 28 – Iuliu Hossu, Romanian Roman Catholic bishop and servant of God (b. 1885)
May 31 – Terry Sawchuk, Canadian hockey player (b. 1929)
June 2 – Bruce McLaren, Founder of McLaren Racing (b. 1937)
June 8 – Abraham Maslow, American psychologist (b. 1908)
June 9 – Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia, 19th President of Costa Rica (b. 1900)
June 10 – Bartolomé Blanche, Chilean military officer, provisional President of Chile (b. 1879)
June 13 – Gonzalo Roig, Cuban musician, composer, musical director and founder of several orchestras. (b. 1890)
June 14 – Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (b. 1893)
June 15 – John Noble Kennedy, British Army officer (b. 1893)
June 16 – Heino Eller, Estonian composer and composition teacher (b. 1887)
June 21 – Sukarno, 1st President of Indonesia (b. 1901)
June 22 – Frank J. Wilson, Chief of the United States Secret Service (b. 1887)
June 26 – Leopoldo Marechal, Argentine writer (b. 1900) June 30 – Arthur Leslie, British actor (b. 1899)
July 2 – Dumitru Carlaonț, Romanian general (b. 1888)
July 6 – Marjorie Rambeau, American actress (b. 1889)
July 12 – L. Wolfe Gilbert, Russian-born American songwriter. (b. 1886)
July 14 – Luis Mariano, Spanish tenor (b. 1914)
July 15 – Frits Lugt, self-taught collector and connoisseur of Dutch drawings and prints and a selfless (b. 1884)
July 17 – Ernst Wellmann, highly decorated German Army officer (b. 1904)
July 21 – Bob Kalsu, American football player (b. 1945)
July 22 – Fritz Kortner, Austrian-born director (b. 1892)
July 23 – Amadeo Bordiga, Italian Marxist (b. 1889)
July 24 – Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897)
July 27 – António de Oliveira Salazar, Portuguese economist and politician, 100th Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1889)
July 28 – Baba Bujha Singh, Indian revolutionary
July 29 – Sir John Barbirolli, English conductor (b. 1899)
July 30 – George Szell, Hungarian conductor (b. 1897) July 31 – Wilfrid Kent Hughes, Australian Olympian and politician (b. 1895)
October 1 – Petar Konjović, Yugoslav composer (b. 1883)
October 2 – Lauro Gazzolo, Italian actor and voice actor (b. 1900)
October 4 – Janis Joplin, American rock singer (b. 1943)
October 10 – Édouard Daladier, 72nd Prime Minister of France (b. 1884)
October 11 – César Falcón, Peruvian writer, journalist and politician (b. 1892)
October 13 – Julia Culp, Dutch mezzo-soprano (b. 1880)
October 15 – Jack Harrison, British boxer (b. 1888)
October 18 – Prince Zeid bin Hussein (b. 1898)
October 19 – Lázaro Cárdenas, 75, Mexican general and statesman, 44th President of Mexico, 1934–1940, cancer (b. 1895) 
October 20 – Antoni Bohdziewicz, Polish screenplay, writer and director (b. 1906)
October 22 – George Austin Welsh, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives (b. 1878)
October 23 – Fan Changjiang, Chinese journalist and writer (b. 1909)
October 24 – Richard Hofstadter, American historian (b. 1916)
October 26 – Hugh Gordon Cummins, 2nd Premier of Barbados (b. 1891)
November 1 – Otto Kreisler, Austrian film director of the silent era (b. 1890)
November 6 – Agustín Lara, Mexican composer (b. 1897) 
November 8 – Napoleon Hill, American author in the area of the new thought (b. 1883)
November 9 – Charles de Gaulle, French general and statesman, 98th Prime Minister of France and 18th President of France (b. 1890)
November 15 – Konstantinos Tsaldaris, Greek politician, 2-time Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1884)
November 19 – Andrei Yeremenko, Soviet military leader, Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1892)
November 20 – John Louis Clarke, Blackfoot wood carver from Montana. (b. 1881)
November 23 – Yusof bin Ishak, Singaporean politician, 1st President of Singapore (b. 1910)
November 26 – David Brown, Scottish footballer (b. 1887) November 21 – Cesar Calvo de Araujo (Peruvian painter, born 1910)
December 7 – Rube Goldberg, American cartoonist (b. 1883)
December 9 – Evelyn Temple Emmett, first Director of the Tasmanian Government Tourist Bureau (b. 1871)
December 12 – Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (b. 1889)
December 15 – Ernest Marsden, English-New Zealand physicist (b. 1889)
December 14 – William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, British field marshal and 13th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1889)
December 16 – Friedrich Pollock, German social scientist and philosopher (b. 1894)
December 29 – Prince Adalbert of Bavaria (b. 1886)
December 30 – Lenore Ulric, American actress (b. 1892)
December 30 – Sonny Liston, American boxer, former world heavyweight champion December 31 – Cyril Scott, English composer, writer, and poet (b. 1879)
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