On January 21 70 the first Pan Am boeing 747 flies from New York to London.

Elio Petri, one the most innovative and eclectic of italian filmmakers, shoots Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion winning the Accademy Award for foreign language winners. The film  denounces the corruption and the madness of power. 

In March at Geneva Motor Show is presented to the market one of the most beautiful cars in history: the Citroën SM, better known as Citroën-Maserati.

Artemide Milano began producing the famous Teti wall lamp designed by Vico Magistretti.

September 18 is found dead in his apartment in London the greatest guitarist of all time: James Marshall Hendrix. He is 27 years old.