What Happened on April 22, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Park" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1st Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources
  • First Earth Day celebrated, founded by Gaylord Nelson
  • NY Met Jerry Grote sets record of 20 put outs by a catcher
  • NY Met Tom Seaver strikes out last 10 Padres, for a total of 19
  • Senators beat Yankees 2-1 in 18 innings

Famous Birthdays

  • Claus Biedermann, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • Coleman Bell, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress