On this day: Ballet in France

Dancers of the ballet company of the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse in France, on the staircase of the theatre on the 23rd of September, 1970.

23_09_1970__Corps_de_ballet__(1970)_-_53Fi4091Théâtre du Capitole. Le 23 Septembre 1970. Vue d'un corps de ballet dans l'escalier du théâtre du Capitole.Ballet du Théâtre du Capito

On this day: a President and “the King”

Elvis Presley meeting Richard Nixon. On December 21, 1970, at his own request, Presley met thr then-President Elvis is on the right. Said to be 'of the two greatest recording artists of

At the singer’s request, rock and roll icon Elvis Presley met US President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office of the White House on the 21st of December, 1970.

A few years later Nixon resigned following his involvement in the Watergate scandal. Presley died in August of 1977.

Because of the tapes involved in Watergate, this photo is now sometimes captioned:

The two greatest recording artists of the 20th century.

R.I.P. to Věra Čáslavská


R.I.P. to Věra Čáslavská. Not just a legend in gymnastics, but also a national hero for publicly protesting against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. 3rd May 1942 – 30th August 2016. Seven-time Olympic Champion.


Dancers of The Australian Ballet demonstrating outside the Canberra Theatre, October 1970.

Australian Ballet dancers outside the theatre in in Canberra’s city centre in October, 1970. The protests eventually gave way to a strike. The dancers were successful in causing an overhaul of the pay structure.


Dancers of The Australian Ballet demonstrating outside the Canberra Theatre, 1970.