Today in History for Year 1970 (Part 5)

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Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 691

Jul 18th - Arthur Brown arrested for stripping on stage in Palemo Sicily
Jul 18th - Ron Hunt gets hit by a pitch for a record 119th time
Jul 18th - WJCL TV channel 22 in Savannah, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
Jul 18th - Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits
Jul 19th - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open
Jul 20th - Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks
Jul 21st - Huge Aswan Dam opens in Egypt
Jul 21st - Libya orders confiscation of all Jewish property
Jul 21st - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Jul 21st - Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits & Padres lose, 3-0
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays Jul 23rd - Qaboos ibn Sa'id becomes Sultan of Oman after overthrowing his father, Sa'id ibn Taimur.
Jul 24th - International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule
Jul 24th - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Jul 25th - "(They Long to Be) Close to You" reaches #1
Jul 26th - Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs of Phillies Steve Carlton
Jul 27th - Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
Jul 27th - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
Jul 27th - L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, & Jesse Haines enter Hall of Fame
MLB Catcher Johnny BenchMLB Catcher Johnny Bench Jul 29th - 6 days of race rioting in Hartford Ct
Jul 30th - -Aug 5] Hurricane Celia, kills 31 in Cuba, Florida & Texas
Jul 30th - 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield Ct
Jul 31st - 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940)
Jul 31st - Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report"
Jul 31st - Black Tot Day: the last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy.
Aug 1st - EAA Convention moves from Rockford Ill to Oshkosh, Wi
Aug 1st - KTSD TV channel 10 in Pierre, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
Aug 1st - Willie Stargell (Pirates) ties record of 5 extra base hits in a game
Aug 2nd - Baltimore defeats KC 10-8, Orioles 23rd straight win over the Royals
Aug 2nd - France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
Aug 2nd - Rubber bullets used for the first time in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles'
Aug 3rd - 4 day NFL strike ends
Aug 3rd - Christopher Hampton's "Philanthropist" premieres in London
Aug 3rd - Hurricane "Celia" becomes most expensive Gulf storm in history
Aug 3rd - Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire passes her driving test on 40th try
Rocker Jim MorrisonRocker Jim Morrison Aug 4th - Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness
Aug 5th - Robert Morley's "How the Other Half Loves" premieres in London
Aug 5th - US Black Panther leader Huey Newton let out of jail
Aug 6th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
Aug 7th - 1st computer chess tournament
Aug 7th - Christine Perfect (McVie) joins Fleetwood Mac
Aug 7th - WDHN TV channel 18 in Dothan, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
Aug 7th - 4, including presiding judge, killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, California (Police charge Angela Davis provided weapons)
Aug 8th - NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)
Aug 9th - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
Aug 9th - Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes
Aug 10th - Jim Morrison is tried in Miami on "lewd & lascivious behavior"
Aug 11th - Jim Bunning becomes 2nd (Cy Young) to win 100 games in both leagues
Aug 11th - Tony Perez becomes 1st to hit a HR in red seats at Riverfront
Aug 12th - Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball
Aug 13th - Pamphlet bombs which scatter revolutionary African National Congress propaganda leaflets explode in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Aug 14th - City University of NY inaugurates open admissions
Aug 14th - Steven Stills arrested for drug possession
Aug 15th - Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando)
Aug 16th - 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK
Aug 16th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cincinnati Golf Open
Aug 17th - Venera 7 (US), 1st softlanding on Venus, launched
Aug 19th - The Chinese Community in South Africa is granted 'White' status
Aug 20th - -21] Hurricane Dorothy, kills 42 in Martinique
Aug 23rd - Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
Baseball Player Roberto ClementeBaseball Player Roberto Clemente Aug 23rd - Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game
Aug 24th - Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison
Aug 25th - Elton John's 1st US appearance (Los Angeles)
Aug 28th - Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
Aug 29th - Black Panthers confront cops in Phila (1 cop killed)
Aug 31st - 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)
Aug 31st - Lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist, convicted
Aug 31st - Molukkers occupy Indonesian ambassador's home in Wassenaar
Singer Elton JohnSinger Elton John Aug 31st - Peter Yarrow arrested for taking "immoral liberties" with girl, 14
Aug 31st - WKMJ TV channel 68 in Louisville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
Sep 1st - Failed assassination attempt on Jordanian king Hussain
Sep 1st - Jose Velasco Ibarra re-elected president of Ecuador
Sep 2nd - 1st tennis tie break at a Grand Slam (US Open) (9 pt sudden death)
Sep 3rd - After NL record 1,117 consec games, Billy Williams asks to sit out
Sep 3rd - Bill Halley & Comets reject $30,000 for 15 date tour of Australia
Sep 3rd - Indonesian president Suharto visits Netherlands
Sep 4th - -5) 29.0 cm rainfall at Workman Creek, Arizona (state record)
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison Sep 4th - George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord" single
Sep 4th - Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum
Sep 4th - Salvador Allende wins presidential election in Chile
Sep 5th - Estimated 15 cm (6") of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record)
Sep 6th - Palestinians seize 3 airiners
Sep 6th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Sep 7th - Jerry Lewis' 5th Muscular Dystrophy telethon
Sep 7th - PLO hijacks 4 planes
Sep 7th - White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader & lose both games
Sep 7th - Donald Boyles sets record for highest parachute jump from a bridge, by leaping off of 1,053' Royal George Bridge in Colorado
Comedian Jerry LewisComedian Jerry Lewis Sep 7th - Fighting between Arabic guerillas and government forces in Amman, Jordan.
Sep 8th - Hijacking (and subsequent destruction) of three airliners to Jordan by Palestinians; the events to follow would later become known as Black September
Sep 9th - Bowie Kuhn suspends Denny McLain for carrying a gun
Sep 9th - Feyenoord wins soccer's World Cup
Sep 11th - 88 of the hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings are released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.
Sep 11th - The Ford Pinto is introduced.
Sep 12th - 1st Concorde lands at Heathrow airport
Sep 12th - Luna 16 Launch (Moon Sample Return)
Sep 12th - Phyllis Ann George (Texas), 21, crowned 43rd Miss America 1971
Sep 12th - Supersonic airliner Concorde lands for 1st time at Heathrow airport
Sep 12th - US LSD professor Timothy Leary escapes from California jail
Sep 12th - USSR launches Luna 16; returns samples from lunar Sea of Fertility
Sep 12th - Palestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman.
Sep 13th - 1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,469

Apr 15th - Darrin Smith, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles)
Apr 15th - Flex Alexander, American actor
Apr 16th - Fran Robinson, California, actress (Lauren-Charlie & Company)
Apr 16th - Ian Franklin, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos)
Apr 16th - Steve Emtman, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
Apr 16th - Walt Williams, NBA forward/guard (Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat)
Apr 17th - Tony Sacca, WLAF quarterback (Barcelona Dragons)
Apr 17th - Redman, American rapper
Apr 18th - Carl Simpson, NFL defensive tackle (Chic Bears)
Apr 18th - Francois Leroux, Ste-adele, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
Apr 18th - Heike Friedrich, East Germany swimmer (world record 200m)
Apr 18th - Peter Giles, London Ontario, kayaker (Olympics-96)
Apr 18th - Vladimir Antipin, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
Apr 18th - William Roaf, NFL tackle (NO Saints)
Apr 18th - Greg Eklund, American musician
Apr 18th - Rico Brogna, American baseball player
Apr 19th - Luis Miguel, Vera Cruz Mexico, spanish singer
Apr 19th - Michael Barrow, NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers, Carolina Panthers)
Apr 19th - Rick Hamilton, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
Apr 19th - Kelly Holmes, English athlete
Apr 20th - Ben Weir, Rock Island Ill, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Bogey Hills-2nd)
Apr 20th - Shemar Moore, Oakland Cal, actor (Malcolm-Young & Restless)
Apr 20th - Adriano Moraes, Brazilian rodeo performer
Apr 21st - Israel Stanley, NFL/WLAF defensive end (NO Saints, Rhein Fire)
Apr 21st - Stewart Malgunas, Prince George, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
Apr 21st - Glen Hansard, Irish songwriter and actor
Apr 21st - Rob Riggle, American comedian
Apr 21st - Nicole Sullivan, American actress
Apr 22nd - Claus Biedermann, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
Apr 22nd - Coleman Bell, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)
Apr 22nd - Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress
Apr 23rd - Cristiano Caratti, Italy, tennis star (1987 Orange Bowl boys doubles)
Apr 23rd - Frank Temming, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
Apr 23rd - Scott Bairstow, American actor
Apr 23rd - Dennis Bayne Culp, American singer/songwriter
Apr 23rd - Sadao Abe, Japanese actor
Apr 24th - Damien Fleming, Aust cricket pace bowler (hat-trick on Test debut)
Apr 24th - Emanuela Zardo, Switzerland, tennis star
Apr 25th - Corwin Brown, NFL safety (NY Jets, NE Patriots)
Apr 25th - Steve Tovar, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
Apr 25th - Tionne Watkins, American singer
Apr 26th - Melania Trump, Slovenian model
Apr 26th - Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, American singer (TLC)
Apr 27th - Mikiko Hagiwara, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
Apr 27th - Tim Hanshaw, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
Apr 28th - Jason Belser, defensive back (Indianapolis Colts)
Apr 28th - Mark Harris, wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers)
Apr 28th - Nicklas Lidstrom, Vasteras SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, Detroit)
Apr 28th - Richard Fromberg, Australia, tennis star
Apr 28th - Diego Simeone, Argentine footballer
Apr 29th - Andre Agassi, Las Vegas Nevada, tennis star (Oly-gold-96, US Open 1994)
Apr 29th - Arnaud Briand, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
Apr 29th - Derrick Frazier, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles)
Apr 29th - J R Phillips, West Covina CA, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
Apr 29th - Leuea Tagoai, CFL defensive end (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
Apr 29th - Mark McMillian, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles, KC Chiefs)
Actress Uma ThurmanActress Uma Thurman (Apr 29th) Apr 29th - Uma Thurman, Boston Mass, actress (Baron Munchausen, Pulp Fiction)
Apr 29th - William Martin III, Charleston SC, finn yachter (Olympics-23rd-1996)
Apr 29th - China Forbes, American singer and songwriter (Pink Martini)
Apr 30th - Brad Layton, Seymour Ind, rower (Olympics-1996)
Apr 30th - Debbie D, Phila Pa, actress (Attack of Vampire Mermaid)
Apr 30th - Ken Stanton, American Radio Personality
May 1st - Alex Van Pelt, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)
May 1st - Allen DeGraffenreid, WLAF wide receiver (Scotland Claymores)
May 1st - Alundis Brice, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
May 1st - Damon Diletti, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Oly-silver-92, 96)
May 2nd - Vania Thomas, Miss US Virgin Islands Universe (1997)
May 3rd - Alexia Dechaume-Ballert, La Rochelle France, tennis star (1992 Aust)
May 3rd - Ted Crowley, Concord Mass, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994)
May 4th - Dawn Staley, Phila, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)
May 4th - Gregg Alexander, American musician (New Radicals)
May 4th - Will Arnett, Toronto Ontario, Canadian-American actor
May 5th - Harold Nash, CFL halfback (Montreal Alouettes)
May 5th - LaPhonso Ellis, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
May 5th - Kyan Douglas, American TV-personality
May 5th - Juan Acevedo, baseball player
May 5th - Naomi Klein, Canadian author and activist
May 5th - Soheil Ayari, French racer
May 6th - Emerson Martin, NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers, Packers)
May 6th - Kavan Smith, Canadian actor
May 7th - Edwin Zoetebier, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
May 7th - Mark Smith, Pasadena CA, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles)
May 7th - Sebastien Britten, Brossard Que, figure skater (1995 Canadian Champ)
May 8th - Christine Stark, Winnipeg Manitoba, volleyballer (Olympics-96)
May 8th - Marco Heering, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
May 8th - Michael Bevan, cricketer (dashing NSW & Australian lefty bat)
May 9th - Doug Christie, NBA guard/forward (Toronto Raptors)
May 10th - Andre Stolz, Brisbane QLD, Australian golfer
May 10th - Perry Blake, Irish singer/songwriter
May 10th - Dallas Roberts, American actor
May 10th - Gabriela Montero, Caracas Venezuela, Venezuelan-American pianist
May 11th - Dean Capobianco, Australian 200m/400m (Olympics-92, 96)
May 11th - Michael Joubert, Australian 400m/800m (Olympics-96)
May 11th - Nicky Katt, American actor
May 11th - Glenn Hugill, British television presenter and producer
May 12th - Andreas Hestler, Victoria BC, cyclist (Olympics-96)
May 12th - Andrew Coltart, Dumfries Scotland, Australasia golfer
May 12th - James Michael Furyk, West Chester PA, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas-5th)
May 12th - Mike Malizia, Utica NY, Nike golfer (1993 Doral-Ryder Open-61st)
May 12th - Mike Weir, Sarnia Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (Ontario Amateur-1990, 92)

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