Significant events from 1970, fifty years on
The Aswan High Dam was completed on July 21, 1970
Fifty years is a long time! In this gallery, we take a look back at some of the events from 1970. It was a very different time, naturally. The Vietnam War was still going on, and being heavily protested. Many countries were declaring independence from their previous colonial regimes, and musicians like Jimi Hendrix were rocking out in the biggest concerts ever seen.
Have a look through the following gallery to see a snapshot of 1970. You're sure to learn something new!
FASHION Celebrity style
MOVIES Movie magic