What Happened on July 18, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Boy Friend" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 119 performances
  • Arthur Brown arrested for stripping on stage in Palemo Sicily
  • Ron Hunt gets hit by a pitch for a record 119th time

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • WJCL TV channel 22 in Savannah, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Dusty Imoo, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
  • John Kalin, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Margaret Langford, canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Patrick Dancy, TV rocker (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)

Famous Deaths

  • Lucien H d'Azambuja, Fren astronomer (chromosphere of Sun), dies at 86