January : Sonny Liston, world champion boxer found dead in his Las Vegas home. The
1964 Gulf of Tonkin resolution, which amounted to a declaration of war against Vietnam,
is repealed by U.S. Congress. Two Standard Oil tankers collide in the fog west of
the Golden Gate Bridge causing the spill of 1.9 million gallons of heavy bunker oil.
Charles Manson and three female followers are convicted in Los Angeles of murder
and conspiracy in the 1969 slayings of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate.
Intel Corp. creates the 4004, the world's first microprocessor (signed with the initials
F.F., for Federico Faggin, the designer). Sixty-
February : Rolls-
March : South African Broadcasting Corporation lifts its ban on the Beatles. Joe Frazier defeats Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight championship. The US Senate approves an amendment to lower the voting age to 18. USSR performs underground nuclear tests. East Pakistan proclaims its independence, taking the name Bangladesh. U.S. Lt. William Calley (b.1943) sentenced to life for the My Lai Massacre (he eventually spent three years under house arrest). Civil war erupts in Pakistan, thousands killed