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Graduation Day '70, In History



Friday, June 05, 1970

Top News Headlines This Week:

Jun 1 - "Everything Is Beautiful" by Ray Stevens hits #1   Jun 1 - Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days   Jun 3 - 1st artificial gene synthesized   Jun 3 - Ray Davies of Kinks travels round trip NY-London to change 1 word in   Jun 4 - 43rd National Spelling Bee: Libby Childress wins spelling croissant

Jun 5 at 8:30 pm - MCHS Class of 1970 Commencement Exercises

Jun 7 - 22nd Emmy Awards: Marcus Welby, Robert Young & Susan Hampshire   Jun 7 - The Who's Tommy is performed at NY's Lincoln Center   Jun 13 - Beatles' "Long & Winding Road," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks   Jun 13 - "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry hit #1 in UK   Jun 17 - Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera   Jun 20 - "Ray Stevens Show," debuts on NBC-TV   Jun 22 - Pres Nixon signs 26th amendment (voting age lowered to 18)   Jun 23 - "Red Skelton Show," last airs on CBS-TV, moved to NBC-TV   Jun 24 - "Catch 22" opens in movie theaters

Top Songs for 1970
I Think I Love You by Partridge Family     I'll Be There by Jackson Five    
My Sweet Lord by George Harrison     Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel    
War by Edwin Starr     Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B.J. Thomas    
Close to You by Carpenters     Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross    
Let It Be by Beatles     American Woman by Guess Who    
1970 Prices US President
Bread:  $0.24/loaf Richard M. Nixon
Milk:  $1.32/gal US Vice President
Eggs:  $1.16/doz Spiro T. Agnew
Car:  $3,542 Academy Award Winners
Gas:  $0.36/gal
Best Picture: Patton
  Directed By Franklin Schaffner
Best Actor: George C. Scott
  in Patton
Best Actress: Glenda Jackson
  in Women In Love
House:  $26,600
Stamp:  $0.06/ea
Avg Income:  $11,106/yr
Min Wage:  $1.60/hr
DOW Avg:    839
People born on June 5
1970 - Todd Burger, guard (Chicago Bears)
On TV in 1970
The Ed Sullivan Show    Adam-12    Get Smart   
Dragnet    Mission: Impossible    The Beverly Hillbillies   
The Carol Burnett Show    Hawaii Five-0    The Brady Bunch   
Hogan's Heroes    Gunsmoke    The Mary Tyler Moore Show   
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In    I Dream of Jeannie    Bonanza   
Green Acres    Bewitched    The Odd Couple   
Hot New Toys in 1970
Easy-Bake Premier Oven    Alien Zeroid    Toss Across   
Mandy ("My Friends Doll")    Nerf Ball    Masterpiece   
Silly String    Spirograph    Frosty Sno-Cone   
Barrel of Monkeys    Dawn Doll   
Top Books in 1970
Deliverance by James Dickey     Sounder by William Armstrong    
Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth     Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut    

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edited to include CLASS OF 1970 by Site Webmaster, Gwen Reinboldt Corey - 2012