What Happened on July 3, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival
  • 77th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats King (14-12 11-9)
  • British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed
  • California Angels Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
  • The British Army imposed a curfew on the Falls Road area of Belfast as they search for weapons; during the operation they come under attack from the Official IRA (OIRA) and republican rioters

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Audra McDonald, American actress (Private Practice) and singer (6x Tony award winner), born in West Berlin

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
  • Preston Jones, WLAF quarterback (London Monarchs)
  • Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist
  • Shawnee Smith, American actress
  • Teemu Selanne, Helsinki Fin, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Victor Bailey, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)

Famous Deaths

  • Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), dies at 84