Today in History for August 1970

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 51 of 51

1st - EAA Convention moves from Rockford Ill to Oshkosh, Wi
1st - KTSD TV channel 10 in Pierre, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1st - Willie Stargell (Pirates) ties record of 5 extra base hits in a game
1st - 2nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
2nd - Baltimore defeats KC 10-8, Orioles 23rd straight win over the Royals
2nd - France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
2nd - Rubber bullets used for the first time in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles'
3rd - 4 day NFL strike ends
3rd - Christopher Hampton's "Philanthropist" premieres in London
3rd - Hurricane "Celia" becomes most expensive Gulf storm in history
3rd - Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire passes her driving test on 40th try
4th - Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness
5th - Robert Morley's "How the Other Half Loves" premieres in London
5th - US Black Panther leader Huey Newton let out of jail
6th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
7th - 1st computer chess tournament
7th - Christine Perfect (McVie) joins Fleetwood Mac
Rocker Jim MorrisonRocker Jim Morrison 7th - WDHN TV channel 18 in Dothan, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
7th - Shootout at Marin Courthouse in San Rafael, California, kills 4, including the presiding judge
8th - NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)
9th - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
9th - Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes
10th - Jim Morrison is tried in Miami on "lewd & lascivious behavior"
10th - British Home Secretary Reginald Maulding threatens to impose direct rule on Northern Ireland if the agreed reform measures are not carried out
11th - Jim Bunning becomes 2nd (Cy Young) to win 100 games in both leagues
11th - Tony Perez becomes 1st to hit a HR in red seats at Riverfront
11th - Two Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers are killed by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) when they set off a booby trap bomb planted in a car near Crossmaglen, County Armagh
12th - Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball
13th - Pamphlet bombs which scatter revolutionary African National Congress propaganda leaflets explode in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth, South Africa
14th - City University of NY inaugurates open admissions
14th - Steven Stills arrested for drug possession
15th - Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando)
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave StocktonGolfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton 16th - 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK
16th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cincinnati Golf Open
17th - Venera 7 (US), 1st softlanding on Venus, launched
19th - The Chinese Community in South Africa is granted 'White' status
19th - 31st Venice Film Festival opens
20th - -21] Hurricane Dorothy, kills 42 in Martinique
21st - The Social and Democratic Labour Party (SDLP) is established with Gerry Fitt as the first leader of the party
23rd - Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
23rd - Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game
24th - Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison
25th - Elton John's 1st US appearance (Los Angeles)
26th - Minister of Home Affairs Robert Porter resigns from the Stormont government (North Ireland parliament)
Singer Elton JohnSinger Elton John 28th - Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
29th - Black Panthers confront cops in Phila (1 cop killed)
31st - 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)
31st - Lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist, convicted
31st - Molukkers occupy Indonesian ambassador's home in Wassenaar
31st - Peter Yarrow arrested for taking "immoral liberties" with girl, 14
31st - WKMJ TV channel 68 in Louisville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 127

1st - Quentin Coryatt, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
1st - David James, English footballer
2nd - Chainey Umphrey, Albuquerque NM, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96)
2nd - Elijah Alexander, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos)
2nd - Jonathan Andrew Kaye, PGA golfer (1995 Quad City-2nd), born in Denver, Colorado
2nd - Kevin Smith, director (Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Clerks)
2nd - Philo Wallace, cricketer (WI ODI opening batsman 1991-92)
2nd - Tony Amonte, Hingham MA, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks, USA)
2nd - Wes Bender, WLAF/NFL running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, NO Saints)
3rd - Darren Mickell, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, NO Saints)
3rd - Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game developer
3rd - Stephen Carpenter, American musician (Deftones)
4th - Orlando Trustfull, soccer player (Feyenoord)
4th - Owen McMahon, Australian 470 class yachter (Olympics-96)
4th - Steven Jack, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1994-95)
4th - John August, American screenwriter
5th - Andy Antoine, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
5th - Everett McIver, NFL guard (NY Jets, Miami Dolphins)
5th - Travis Moore, CFL receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
5th - James Gunn, American filmmaker
6th - Mike Strange, Niagara Falls Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)
6th - M. Night Shyamalan, Indian/American film director
6th - Erwin Thijs, Belgian cyclist
7th - Eric Namesnik, US, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-silver-1992, 96)
7th - Joe Cocozzo, NFL guard (San Diego Chargers)
8th - Amaia Arruti, LPGA golfer
8th - Catriona Fallon, Burlingame California, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96)
8th - Trev Alberts, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
8th - Pascal Duquenne, Belgian actor
9th - Chris Gedney, NFL tight end (Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals)
9th - Rod Brind'amour, NHL center (Phila Flyers, Team Canada 98), born in Ottawa, Ontario
9th - Chris Cuomo, American TV journalist
9th - Thomas Lennon, American actor
9th - Arion Salazar, American musician (Third Eye Blind)
10th - Brendon Julian, cricketer (in NZ Australian left-arm quickie 1993-)
10th - Bret Hedican, St-paul, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
10th - Gino Torretta, quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1992, Seattle Seahawks)
10th - Jeff Mangum, American musician
11th - Andy Bell, English musician (Ride, Hurricane #1, Oasis)
12th - Alison Inverarity, Australian high jumper (Olympics-8th-92, 96)
12th - Anthony Swofford, American novelist
12th - Jim Schlossnagle, baseball coach
12th - Charles Mesure, British actor
13th - Elvis Grbac, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs)
13th - Tim Watson, NFL/WLAF safety (Raiders, Barcelona Dragons)
13th - Will Clarke, American novelist
13th - Matt Hyson, American professional wrestler
13th - Alan Shearer, English footballer
14th - Arno Doornernik, soccer player (Roda JC)
14th - Slava Dosedel, Czech, tennis star
14th - Susan Veasey, Wilmington DE, LPGA golfer (U of S Fla)
14th - Trise Jackson, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
15th - Dawn Ponte, Kent RI, dance skater (& Frey-1995 Eastern Jr champ)
15th - Anthony Anderson, American comedian and actor
15th - Maddie Corman, American actress
15th - Ben Silverman, American TV executive
16th - Adrian Hardy, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
16th - Dena Head, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
16th - Eric Swann, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
16th - Lester Smith, CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts)
16th - Quinton McCracken, Wilmington NC, outfielder (Colorado Rockies)
16th - Wilco Hellinga, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
16th - Bonnie Bernstein, American sportscaster
16th - Killah Priest, American rapper
16th - Manisha Koirala, Indian actress
16th - Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor
17th - Bernard Wilson, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
17th - Brad Bretz, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
17th - Jim Courier, Sanford Florida, tennis champ (1990, 91 French)
17th - Oyvind Leonhardsen, Norwegian footballer
17th - Rupert Degas, English actor and voice artist
18th - Malcolm Jamal Warner, Jersey City NJ, actor (Theodore-Cosby Show)
18th - Richie Cunningham, kicker (Dallas Cowboys)
18th - Robert Higginson, outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
18th - Greg Dean Schmitz, American online film journalist
19th - Scott Brumfield, NFL guard (Cin Bengals)
19th - Fat Joe, American rapper
20th - Els Callens, Antwerp Belgium, tennis star (1996 quarterfinalist Essen)
20th - Jay McNeil, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
20th - Fred Durst, American singer (Limp Bizkit)
21st - Bill Roth, Yonkers NY, gymnast (Pan Am-gold-1995, Olympics-96)
21st - Mark Hatfield, CFL guard (BC Lions)
21st - Paulo Barrancos Guerra, Portugal, 10k runner
21st - Steve Everitt, NFL center (Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles)
22nd - Jean-Michel Bombardier, Brantford Ont Canada, ice pairs (1995, 96 Can)
22nd - Charlie Connelly, English writer
22nd - Giada De Laurentiis, Italian/American chef and television host
23rd - Andrew Henry, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
23rd - Fabian Wilnis, Dutch soccer player (NAC, De Graafschap)
23rd - LaMark Carter, Shreveport Louisiana, triple jumper
Actor River PhoenixActor River Phoenix (23rd) 23rd - River Phoenix, Madras Oregon, actor (Little Nikta, Stand By Me)
23rd - Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian
23rd - Lawrence Frank, American head coach
23rd - Brad Mehldau, American pianist
24th - Sandra Whyte, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
24th - Tugay Kerimoğlu, Turkish footballer
24th - Dan Henderson, American Mixed martial artist
25th - Claudia Schiffer, Rheinbach Germany, super model (Elle, Rolling Stone)
25th - Debbie Graham, Walnut Creek California, tennis star (1993 Taranto doubles)
25th - Doug Glanville, Hackensack NJ, outfielder (Chicago Cubs)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

2nd - Songwriter Sammy Cahn marries Tita Curtis in Calif
4th - "The Beach Boys" drummer Dennis Wilson (25) weds Barbara Charren (24)
Actor and Comedian Peter SellersActor and Comedian Peter Sellers (24th) 24th - Actor Peter Sellers (44) weds model Miranda Quarry

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 22 of 22

1st - Frances Farmer, American actress ("The Toast of New York", "Come & Get It"), dies at 56
1st - Otto Heinrich Warburg, German Biochemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 86
6th - Ingolf Dahl, German composer (Andante & Arioso), dies at 58
7th - Harold Haley, US judge, shot dead in courthouse shootout in San Rafael at 67
7th - James McClain, US African American activist, shot dead
7th - Jonathan Jackson, US African American activist, shot dead in a shootout at 17
7th - William Christmas, US African American activist, shot dead
10th - Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, Germ composer (Requiem), commits suicide at 52
13th - Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75
14th - Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer, dies at 62
15th - Karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66
17th - Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker (b. 1908)
19th - Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian (b. 1909)
20th - Hildo Krop, modernistic sculptor, dies at 86
21st - Timothy Mather Spelman, composer, dies at 79
22nd - Richard Frank Donovan, composer, dies at 78
22nd - Vladimir Propp, Russian structuralist scholar (b. 1895)
23rd - Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55
29th - Mary Clare, dies at 76
30th - Anna Casati, Italian marchesa, murdered at 41
30th - Del Moore, actor/announcer (Cal-Bachelor Father), dies at 53
30th - Del Moore, American comedian (b. 1916)

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