What Happened on January 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "The Epoch" (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)
  • 36th Orange Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #6 Missouri, 10-3
  • 36th Sugar Bowl: #13 Mississippi beats #3 Arkansas, 27-22
  • 56th Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #7 Michigan, 10-3
  • Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established
  • Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League
  • Neth Christian Workers Union (NCW) forms
  • Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect
  • The Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), an infantry regiment of the British Army, comes into existence
  • The University College of Zululand, formerly affiliated to the University of South Africa, attains full academic autonomy as the University of Zululand.
  • US Federal oil depletion allowance reduced from 27.5 to 22.0 percent

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Morton, Wollongong Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
  • Gabriel Jarret, American actor
  • Tom Sier, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Vadim Glovatskiy, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)