The Iranian History 1970 AD


Princess Leyla Pahlavi Is Born

Mar, 27, 1970 AD

Deposed Shah and his family. From left to right :Leyla, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Crown Prince Reza, Queen Farah Diba, Shahnaz, Ali RezaBorn to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi 50, the Shah of Iran, and Queen Farah, 31, on March, 27, 1970, Princess Leyla Pahlavi made the headlines as the fourth child of the couple.
Leyla Pahlavi's life story is a tragedy indeed.
She was nine years old when her family fled Iran before the Revolution of 1979. Shah was expecting to return home after his army would take the situation under control as in coup of 1953 but that did not happen and after wandering around the world, Mohammad Reza Shah, the last representative of Iranian monarchy died in Egypt in 1980.
The once royal family settled in the United States where Leyla went to school in Massachusetts. She never married and spent most of her time commuting between her home in Connecticut, and Paris where her mother lives. As a rich and famous person, she soon became a target for drug dealers and spent the rest of her life in rehab centers.
On Sunday June, 10, 2001, Leyla was found dead in her room in a hotel in London just by her doctor. The autopsy showed an unusual dose of drugs and cocaine in her blood, making her death look like a suicide. She was buried in a cemetery in Paris.
On January, 4, 2011, her brother Ali Reza Pahlavi was found dead at his home in Boston, Massachusetts from an apparent suicide.
The Pahlavi family has a reasonable wealth and investments abroad, however, there are things that money can't buy. (Updated: Sep, 20, 2011)

Iranian Plane Hijacked

Nov, 10, 1970 AD

A newspaper clip showing Iranian girls team playing soccer(Football) during 1970s before the Islamic RevolutionAn Iranian twin-jet DC3 plane en route to Bandar Abbas was hijacked over the Persian Gulf. The nine hijackers were identified as criminals who had fled to Dubai and were arrested on several charges including forging documents. The hijackers who had been expelled from Dubai on the Persian Gulf had boarded the plane accompanied by two armed policemen, but they somehow succeeded in disarming the guards and forced the American pilot to fly to Baghdad. At first, Iraqi officials did not give the plane permission to land. After touring on the Persian Gulf for seven hours, the pilot announced that the plane was running out of fuel. Iraq then allowed the plane to land in Baghdad.
Nine men gave themselves up to Iraqi authorities and asked for political asylum. Three hours later, the plane, 13 passengers and the crew were allowed to take off towards Iran. (Updated: Oct, 23, 2009)

English-Persian Glossary
  • United States : ايالات متحده
  • Persian Gulf : خليج فارس کَنداب پارس Media_Files
  • Reza Pahlavi : رضا پهلوي (دوم) Media_Files
  • Bandar Abbas : بندر عباس(Gamberon , Bandar-e-Abbas, Bandarabbas,Gombroon) گامبرون،جرون Media_Files
  • Connecticut : کانتيکات Media_Files
  • Reza Shah : رضا شاه(Sardar Sepah, Reza Gholdor) رضا خان Media_Files
  • American : آمريكائي‌ ينگه‌ دنيائي‌ Media_Files
  • Iranian : ايراني‌ اهل‌ ايران‌ ، وابسته‌به‌ ايران‌ Media_Files
  • Persian : فارسي(Farsi,Parsi) ايراني پارسي Media_Files
  • Baghdad : بغداد Media_Files
  • Pahlavi : پهلوي(Pahlevi) Media_Files
  • London : لندن Media_Files
  • Egypt : مصر(Al Mesr) Media_Files
  • Iraqi : عراقي
  • Dubai : دوبي(Dubayy) Media_Files
  • Paris : پاريس Media_Files
  • Iraq : عراق(Al Aragh) Media_Files
  • Iran : ايران Media_Files
  • Shah : شاه پادشاه‌ Media_Files

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