|Centuries:||19th century - 20th century - 21st century|
|Decades:||1940s 1950s 1960s - 1970s - 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Years:||1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979|
- January - A computerized system for recording and reporting Church contributions went into operation.
- January - The first missionaries were sent to Indonesia, which was apart of the Southeast Asia Mission organized on November 1, 1969.
- January 18 - Hugh B. Brown sustained as an apostle.
- January 23 - Joseph Fielding Smith sustained as President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- January 23 - Harold B. Lee sustained as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
- January 23 - Harold B. Lee sustained as first counselor to Joseph Fielding Smith.
- January 23 - Spencer W. Kimball set apart as Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
- March 15 - The first stake in Asia was organized in Tokyo, Japan.
- March 22 - The first stake in Africa was organized in Transvaal, South Africa.