Today in History for January 1970

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 67 of 67

1st - "The Epoch" (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)
1st - Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established
1st - Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League
1st - Neth Christian Workers Union (NCW) forms
1st - Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect
1st - The University College of Zululand, formerly affiliated to the University of South Africa, attains full academic autonomy as the University of Zululand.
1st - The Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), an infantry regiment of the British Army, comes into existence
1st - US Federal oil depletion allowance reduced from 27.5 to 22.0 percent
2nd - Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam
2nd - US population is 293,200,000; Black population: 22,600,000 (11.1%)
3rd - "Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances
3rd - "Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1508 performances
3rd - Marxist government takes over in Congo
3rd - WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
4th - Beatles last recording session at EMI studios
4th - KC Chiefs beat Oakland Raiders 17-7 in AFC championship game
4th - Minnesota Vikings beat Cleveland Browns 27-7 in NFC championship game
4th - NYC transit fare rises from 20 cents to 30 cents, new larger tokens used
Broadcast Journalist Walter CronkiteBroadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite 4th - Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary
5th - 23,000 Belgian mine workers strike
5th - KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
5th - Soap Opera "All My Children," premieres on ABC
7th - Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock"
9th - Constitution of Singapore enacted
10th - Preview Center Opens
11th - Super Bowl IV: KC Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
11th - Irish republican political party Sinn Féin party splits between those in favor of abstentionism (of not taking any seats won in the parliaments) and those where against
12th - Biafran War ends, Biafra surrenders to Nigeria
12th - Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage
12th - Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
13th - Riots begin in the Ballymurphy area of Belfast
14th - Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers begin to patrol the Falls Road area of Belfast for the first time since August 1969
15th - Milwaukee Brewers make their 1st trade (with Oakland A's)
15th - Republic Biafra disbands/joins Nigeria
15th - Riots break out in the Ardoyne area of Belfast
16th - Col Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya
16th - Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause
16th - NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)
16th - AAU player Steve Myers makes a basketball field goal of 92'3½" from out of bounds, Tacoma-it shouldn't have counted, but was allowed
16th - Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.
17th - 357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft
17th - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-3
17th - John M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Mass)
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays 17th - Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s
18th - Hasse Borjes skates world record 500m in 38.9 sec
18th - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 16-13
19th - Dutch bishops says he is in favor of married priest
19th - Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)
19th - UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
20th - 20th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 142-135 at Philadelphia
20th - 23rd NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 4-1 at St Louis
20th - Super Fight, computer mock championship between Ali & Marciano
21st - PanAm Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
22nd - 1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, NY to London in 6½ hours
22nd - Test debut of Barry Richards, South Africa v Australia, Cape Town
23rd - Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (California)
23rd - Dolle Mina's burns her bra in Amsterdam
23rd - US launches 2nd generation weather satellite, ITOS 1
23rd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
24th - 3rd ABA All-Star Game: West 128 beats East 98 at Indiana
24th - Valeri Muratov skates world record 500m (38.99 sec)
25th - Robert Altman's M*A*S*H premieres
26th - Pendleton, Ford & Cryer's "Last Sweet Days of Isaac," premieres in NYC
27th - Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"
28th - Lubomír Strougal succeeds Cernik as premier of Czechoslovakia
29th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
31st - Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 134

1st - Brian Morton, Wollongong Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1st - Tom Sier, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1st - Vadim Glovatskiy, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1st - Gabriel Jarret, American actor
2nd - Aleksandr Shimin, hockey goaltender (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
2nd - Anthony Stuart, cricketer (Australian ODI pace bowler, hat trick 1997)
2nd - Glenn Cadrez, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
2nd - Royce Clayton, Burbank CA, infielder (SF Giants, St Louis Cardinals)
2nd - Robert Fertitta, American opera singer
2nd - Sanda Ladoşi, Romanian singer
3rd - James Brown, NFL tackle (NY Jets)
3rd - Tony Farmer, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
3rd - Trudi Jeffrey, Brisbane QLD, golfer (1990 Australian Jr Champion)
3rd - Yogi Johl, Vancouver BC, 130 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics-96)
3rd - Mahaya Petrosian, Iranian actress
3rd - Christian Duguay, American comic actor
3rd - Matt Ross, American actor
4th - Colin Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
4th - Sean Lumpkin, NFL safety (NO Saints)
4th - Chris Kanyon, American professional wrestler
5th - James Patton, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
5th - Rick Campanelli, Canadian TV presenter
6th - Daniel Naulty, Los Angeles California, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
6th - Gabrielle Reece, Trinidad, volleyball star/model (Extremists)
6th - Geert Brusselers, soccer player (NAC)
6th - John Gerak, NFL tight end/guide (Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Rams)
6th - Keenan McCardell, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Jaguars)
6th - Kerrin Petty, Townshend Vt, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
6th - René Binken, soccer player (Volendam)
6th - Julie Chen, American television presenter
7th - Doug E Doug [Douglas Bourne], Brooklyn, New York, American actor (Cosby, Cool Runnings)
7th - Darryl Williams, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks, Cin Bengals)
7th - Frank "Cliff" Mannon, Amarillo TX, team handball (Olympics-1996)
7th - Paul McCallum, CFL/WLAF kicker/punter (Claymores, Sask Roughriders)
7th - Todd Day, NBA guard/forward (Boston Celtics)
7th - Joao Ricardo, Angolan footballer
8th - Jon Klemm, Calgary, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
9th - Graciela Schutt, El Paso Tex, WPVA volleyballer (Deerfield-25th-1995)
9th - Lara Fabian, Belgian singer
9th - Alex Staropoli, Italian keyboardist (Rhapsody Of Fire)
10th - Cameron MacKenzie, Australian 100m/200m/400m (Olympics-96)
10th - Deon Figures, NFL cornerback/PR (Pittsburgh Steelers)
10th - James Wilson, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)
10th - Marcus Bagwell, American professional wrestler
11th - Franco Davin, Argentina, tennis star
11th - Joy Nilo, Filipino Composer
12th - Jenny Griffith, Burbank California, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1995)
12th - Nigel Wilson, Canadian/US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
12th - Takahiro Ikenoue, WLAF defensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
12th - Raekwon, American rapper
12th - Zack de la Rocha, American musician (Rage Against the Machine)
13th - Anne-Marie Goddard, Utrechtum Netherlands, playmate (Jan, 94)
13th - Frank Kooiman, soccer player (Sparta)
13th - Keith Coogan, Palm Springs, California, American actor (Jeffrey-Waltons, Gun Shy)
13th - Nachi Abe, WLAF tight end (Scotland Claymores)
13th - Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (d. 2004)
13th - Shonda Rhimes, American screenwriter/creator Grey's Anatomy
14th - Eric Charron, Verdun, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
14th - Steve Cooke, Kanai Hawaii, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
14th - Tyrone Hughes, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears)
14th - Gene Snitsky, American professional wrestler
15th - Dan Landry, San Diego Ca, volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics-96)
15th - Elroy Kromheer, soccer player (FC Volendam)
15th - Michele Granger, Anaheim California, softball pitcher (Olympics-gold-96)
16th - Don MacLean, NBA forward (NJ Nets, Denver Nuggets)
16th - Ron Villone, Englewood NJ, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
16th - Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author
17th - Candace Murray, Vancouver BC, softball shortstop (Olympics-96)
17th - Darnell Walker, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers)
17th - Jeremy Roenick, Boston MA, NHL center (Team USA, Blackhawks, Coyotes)
17th - Genndy Tartakovsky, Russian-born animator
17th - James Wattana, Thai snooker player
18th - Leo Araguz, NLF/WLAF punter (Oakland Raiders, Rhein Fire)
18th - DJ Quik, American rapper
18th - Peter van Petegem, Belgian cyclist
19th - Ghetty Chasun, Erie Penn, actress (Red Lips)
19th - Rick Krivda, Mckeesport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
19th - T J Mathews, Belleville IL, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
19th - Kathleen Smet, Belgian triathlete
19th - Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian
20th - Anita St Rose, Miss Universe-Great Britain (1996)
20th - Dennis Hulshof, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
20th - Marvin Benard, Bluefields Nicaragua, outfielder (SF Giants)
20th - Rob Gaudreau, Lincoln, NHL center (Ottawa Senators)
20th - Ron Carpenter, NFL/WLAF safety (NY Jets, Amsterdam Admirals)
20th - Skeet Ulrich, actor (Scream)
20th - Terry Kirby, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers)
20th - Thomas "Tom" Murray, Buffalo NY, rower (Olympics-1996)
20th - Mitch Benn, UK comedian, songwriter, actor
21st - Brennan Little, St Thomas Ont, golfer (1994 Western States mini-tour)
21st - Ian Salisbury, cricketer (Sussex & England leg-spinner 1992-96)
21st - Ken Leung, American actor
21st - Mark Trojanowski, American musician (Sister Hazel)
22nd - Brian Gaskill, actor (David Michaels-Models Inc, Bob-All My Children)
22nd - Keith Wagner, NFL/WLAF tackle (NY Giants, Redskins, Scot Claymores)
22nd - Abraham Olano, Spanish cyclist
22nd - Alex Ross, American comic book painter (Marvels, Kingdom Come)
23rd - Alan Embree, Vancouver WA, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
23rd - Jim Schwantz, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers)
23rd - Mark Wohlers, Holyoke MA, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 29 of 29

2nd - Piotr Rytel, composer, dies at 85
3rd - Gladys Aylward, British missionary in China; portrayed by Ingrid Bergman in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (b. 1902)
4th - Jean-Étienne Valluy, French general (b. 1899)
5th - Joseph A Yablonski, candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered
5th - Max Born, German/British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87
5th - Roberto Gerhard, composer, dies at 73
5th - Cyril Fagan, Irish astrologer (b. 1896)
7th - Robert [Harriot] Barrat, actor (Bad Lands, Go West), dies at 81
8th - Georges Guibourg, French performer (b. 1891)
10th - Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II), dies at 44
12th - Blanche Stuart Scott, US pilot, dies at 84
14th - John J "Johnny" Murphy, US baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 61
14th - William Feller, Croatian mathematician (b. 1906)
16th - Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61
17th - Billy Stewart, singer (I Do Love You), dies in auto-accident at 32
17th - Simon Kovar, Russian-American bassoonist (b. 1890)
18th - David O McKay, 9th Mormon president, dies at 96
19th - Hal March, actor (Atomic Kit, Outrage, Yankee Pasha), dies at 49
24th - James "Shep" Shepherd, rocker (Shep & Limelites), beaten to death
24th - Caresse Crosby, American poet (b. 1891)
25th - Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st black female DA in NY, dies at 70
25th - Marie Benavente, actress (Paradise), dies at 84
25th - Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese television writer and producer (Ultraman) (b. 1901)
27th - Probir Sen, cricket (20 catch & 11 stumpings, 14 Tests for Ind), dies
27th - Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (b. 1908)
28th - Tommy Andrews (Aust) 16 Tests 1921-26, cricketer (592 runs), dies
29th - Basil H Liddell Hart, English military historian, dies at 74
30th - Malcolm Keen, English actor (Uncle Chris-Mama), dies at 82
31st - Slim Harpo, [James Moore], rocker, dies at 28

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