|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|
- July 7 - Harold B. Lee set apart as President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- July 7 - Spencer W. Kimball set apart as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
- October 6 - James E. Faust sustained as an Assistant to the Twelve.
- October 12 - Bruce R. McConkie sustained and ordained as an Apostle
- July 2 - Joseph Fielding Smith dies in Salt Lake City, Utah.