What Happened on January 5, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 23,000 Belgian mine workers strike
  • KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Soap Opera "All My Children" premieres on ABC

Famous Birthdays

  • James Patton, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • Rick Campanelli, Canadian TV presenter

Famous Deaths

  • Cyril Fagan, Irish astrologer (b. 1896)
  • Joseph A Yablonski, candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered
  • Max Born, German/British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87
  • Roberto Gerhard, composer, dies at 73