What Happened on August 23, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Henry, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Brad Mehldau, American pianist
  • Fabian Wilnis, Dutch soccer player (NAC, De Graafschap)
  • Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian
  • LaMark Carter, triple jumper, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Lawrence Frank, American head coach

Person of interestPerson of Interest

River Phoenix, American actor (Little Nikta, Stand By Me), born in Madras, Oregon (d. 1993)

Famous Deaths

  • Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55