What Happened on February 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Ford Frick, Earle Combs & Jesse Haines elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Northern Ireland PM Chichester-Clark meets British Home Secretary James Callaghan to discuss the economy of Northern Ireland
  • Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die
  • West-Germany & USSR sign gas contract
  • WMAA TV channel 29 in Jackson, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Mobley, NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Malik Sealy, NBA guard/forward (Detroit Pistons, LA Clippers)
  • Yasuyuki Kazama, Japanese racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Alfréd Rényi, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • Blaz Arnic, composer, dies at 69