1970 headlines

# 264 - 1970: Music and Headlines


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1970. Kent State. The Beatles break up. The U.S. invades Cambodia. Apollo 13. Monday Night Football. Love Story. The B*ckeyes Win a National Championship After Losing. The NFL and AFL become one NFL. These were some of the things that shaped 1970.

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
College Football National Champions: Texas **NOT OHIO STATE** Longhorns
College Basketball: UCLA Bruins (for the fourth year in a row, and sixth out of seven)
Big Ten Football: Ohio State (**NOT NATIONAL CHAMPIONS**)
NBA: New York Knicks
World Series: Baltimore Orioles
Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins
Super Bowl IV: Kansas City Chiefs
British Open: Jack Nicklaus
Stagg Bowl: Capital Crusaders

ENTERTAINMENT:
- The Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel break up.
- Midnight Cowboy becomes the first X-rated movie (and only one) to win the Best Picture Academy Award.
- Room 222 upsets Sesame Street to win the New Series Emmy Award.

EMMY AWARDS:
Drama Series: Marcus Welby M.D. (ABC)
Comedy Series: My World and Welcome To It (NBC)
Variety or Musical Series: The David Frost Show (Syndicated)
Dramatic Program: A Storm in Summer - Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC)
New Series: Room 222 (ABC)
Actor, Drama: Robert Young, Marcus Welby M.D. (ABC)
Actress, Drama: Susan Hampshire, The Forsyte Saga (NET)
Actor, Comedy: William Windom, My World and Welcome To It (NBC)
Actress, Comedy: Hope Lange, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (ABC)
Actor, Single Performance: Peter Ustinov, A Storm in Summer (NBC)
Actress, Single Performance: Patty Duke, My Sweet Charlie (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Michael Constantine, Room 222 (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Karen Valentine, Room 222 (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Drama: James Brolin, Marcus Welby M.D. (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Gail Fisher, Mannix (CBS) - first African-American winner in this category

ACADEMY AWARDS:
(For 1969 films)
Best Picture: Midnight Cowboy - only X-rated film to win this prize
Best Actor: John Wayne, True Grit

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