What Happened on July 12, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardGolf Major

99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St Andrews

  • Tanzania signs contract with China for building Tanzam-railway

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Thor Heyerdahl crosses Atlantic on raft Ra II, arrives in Barbados from Morocco in 57 days

Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer Thor Heyerdahl
Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer
Thor Heyerdahl

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Lee Byung-Hun, South Korean actor
  • Chad Brown, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jaason Simmons, actor (Baywatch)
  • Jerry Ostroski, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills)
  • Juba Kalamka, American artist/activist
  • Markus Thomas, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
  • Marsha Guialdo, San Juan Trinidad, 100m hurdler