Today in History for March 1970

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 73 of 73

1st - Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champion all-round ladies skater
1st - Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released
1st - End of US commercial whale hunting
1st - Kreisky's social democrats win Austrian parliamentary election
1st - White government of Rhodesia declares independence from Britain
2nd - American Airlines' 1st flight of a Boeing 747
2nd - Rhodesia becomes independent republic
2nd - Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years
4th - French submarine "Eurydice" explodes
4th - Jacksonville is 1st college basketball team to avg 100+ pts per game
4th - NY Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out
5th - Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St NYC
5th - Nuclear non-proliferation treaty goes into effect
5th - SDS Weathermen terrorist group bomb 18 West 11th St in NYC
5th - Dubnium atoms are first detected conclusively.
5th - "Airport" based on the book by Arthur Hailey, directed by George Seaton and starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin is released
6th - Beatles release "Let it Be" in UK
Murderer Charles MansonMurderer Charles Manson 6th - A Catholic man is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast, North Ireland
7th - 17th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats South Carolina, 42-39 (2 OT)
7th - Ice Dance Championship at Ljubljana won by Pakhomova & Gorshkov (URS)
7th - Ice Pairs Championship at Ljubljana won by Rodnina & Ulanov (URS)
7th - Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Ljubljana won by Gabriele Seyfert (GDR)
7th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ljubljana won by Tim Wood (USA)
7th - WXOW TV channel 19 in La Crosse, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
8th - WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
10th - Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" & "I Can Do It"
10th - South Africa complete 4-0 series drubbing of Australia
10th - Members of the Stormont Parliament of Northern Ireland given police protection
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra StreisandSinger-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 11th - 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills & Nash, Peggy Lee win
11th - Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation
12th - US lowers voting age from 21 to 18
13th - 100 year Beehive anniversary ends in brawl in Amsterdam
13th - Digital Equipment Corp introduces PDP-11 minicomputer
13th - SF city employees begin 4-day strike
15th - Gary Geld & Peter Udell's "Purlie" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 689 performances
15th - Expo '70 opens in Osaka, Japan
16th - New English Bible published
16th - WNIN TV channel 9 in Evansville, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
17th - Peter O'Malley becomes CEO of LA Dodgers
17th - US casts their 1st UN Security Council veto (Support England)
18th - Cambodia military coup under Gen Lon Nol, prince Sihanuk flees
18th - KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, TX (ABC) suspends broadcasting
18th - Two-week US postal strike begins; it is against the government and is the largest wildcat strike in US history
18th - NFL selects Wilson as official football & scoreboard as official time
18th - Five Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs), including William Craig and Harry West, are expelled from the Unionist Parliamentary Party, Northern Ireland
19th - W German chancellor & E German premier meet
21st - 32nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Jacksonville 80-69
21st - Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports.
21st - 15th Eurovision Song Contest: Dana for Ireland wins singing "All Kinds of Everything" in Amsterdam
21st - 1st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
22nd - "Blood Red Roses" opens & closes at John Golden Theater NYC
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 22nd - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
23rd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
24th - Dutch cartoonist Frans Piet ends "Sjors & Sjimmie" strip
25th - Concorde makes its 1st supersonic flight (700 MPH/1,127 KPH)
26th - "Minnie's Boys" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 80 performances
26th - 500th nuclear explosion announced by the US since 1945
26th - Golden Gate Park Conservatory made city landmark
26th - Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) plead guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girl
26th - The Police (Northern Ireland) Act becomes law; the act provides for the disarmament of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and the establishment of an RUC reserve force
27th - Ringo releases his 1st solo album "Sentimental Journey"
27th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
28th - 1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey)
29th - "Look to the Lilies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 perfs
29th - Manchester City of England win 10th European Cup Winner's Cup against Górnik Zabrze of Poland 2-1 in Vienna
30th - "Applause" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 900 performances
Jazz Musician Miles DavisJazz Musician Miles Davis 30th - Miles Davis Bitches Brew released
30th - Soap opera "Somerset" premieres
30th - Strouse, Adams, Comden & Green's musical "Applause" premieres in NYC
30th - USSR wins its 8th straight world hockey championship
31st - Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee
31st - Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit
31st - Following an Orange Order parade, intense riots erupt on the Springfield Road in Belfast; violence lasts for three days, and the British Army used CS gas for the first time in large quantities

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 94 of 94

1st - Lisa Eagen, Harlan Iowa, team handball wing/back court (Olympics-1996)
1st - Ray Crittenden, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
1st - Stuart Thompson, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
2nd - Kevin Miniefield, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)
2nd - Steve Holman, miler, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
3rd - Donovan Bergstrom, US 3K steeplechase runner
3rd - Inzamam-ul-Haq, cricketer (dashing Pakistani batsman)
3rd - Kristine Radford, Australian tennis star (1996 ITF/Lyneham), born in Sydney, New South Wales
3rd - Rick Mirer, NFL QB (Seattle Seahawks)
3rd - Scott Keswick, Nevada, gymnast (Coca-Cola-1st-94, Olympics-96)
3rd - Shawn Marie Brogan, Miss USA-Iowa (1997)
4th - Dave Stevens, Fullerton CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
4th - Marja Helena Paluila, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
4th - Tina Paternostro, Williamsport PA, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple-57th)
5th - John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
5th - Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, (d. 2013)
6th - Amy Pietz, Milwaukee Wisc, actress (Annie-Caroline In the City)
6th - Robbie Tobeck, NFL guard/center (Atlanta Falcons)
6th - Scott Stahoviak, Waukegan IL, infielder (Minnesota Twins)
7th - Jacquelyn Doucette, Miss Massachusetts USA (1996)
7th - James Calvin Spivey, Schiller Park Ill, miler
7th - Kathy Gedney, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25th-1994), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
Actress Rachel WeiszActress Rachel Weisz (7th) 7th - Rachel Weisz, English actress (The Mummy, The Constant Gardener) and fashion model , born in London, England
8th - Harry Decheiver, soccer player (RKC)
8th - Jason Elam, NFL kicker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
8th - Rhett Harty, Pasedena CA, US soccer player (Olympic-92)
8th - Vadim Bekboulatov, NHL forward (Belarus, Oly-98)
9th - Melissa Rathburn-Nealy, US soldier (Iraqi POW)
10th - Antonio Edwards, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
10th - Matt Barlow, American singer (Iced Earth)
11th - Brett Liddle, Boksburg South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Newcastle)
11th - Evgeniy Koreshkov, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
11th - Delia Gallagher, American journalist
12th - Michael Bankston, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
12th - Rex Walters, NBA guard (Phila 76ers, Miami Heat)
12th - Rod Smith, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
12th - Dave Eggers, American writer, editor, and publisher
12th - Roy Khan, Norwegian singer (Kamelot)
12th - John Nemechek, American NASCAR driver (d. 1997)
13th - Tim Story, American film director
14th - Meredith Salenger, actress (Dream a Little Dream, The Kiss)
14th - Thomas McLemore, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
14th - Ebru Kavaklıoğlu, Russian athlete
15th - Chris Dalman, NFL guard/center (SF 49ers)
15th - Diego Nargiso, Naples Italy, tennis pro
15th - Eric Castle, NFL free safety (San Diego Chargers)
15th - Paul Kruse, Merritt, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
16th - Kelli James, Medford NJ, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
17th - Shannan Mitchem, Decatur GA, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
18th - Michael Rapaport, actor (Zak-Zebrahead)
Singer, Rapper, & Actress Queen LatifahSinger, Rapper, & Actress Queen Latifah (18th) 18th - Queen Latifah, rap singer/actress (Khadijah James-Living Single)
18th - Sarah Thorsett, Winona Minn, 1.5k runner
19th - Errol Refos, soccer player (Feyenoord)
19th - Janne Laukenen, Lahti FIN, NHL defenseman (Finland Oly-B-98, Senators)
19th - Rick Mirer, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)
19th - Sean Fleming, CFL kicker (Edmonton Eskimos)
20th - Kristin Klein, volleyball outside hitter (Oly-96), born in Santa Monica, California
20th - Ralph Dawkins, NFL running back (NO Saints)
20th - Ron George, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
20th - Todd Burger, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)
22nd - Jason Rouser, Tucson Arizona, 200m/400m runner
22nd - Travis Richards, Crystal Minn, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994)
22nd - Andreas Johnson, Swedish singer
22nd - Leontien van Moorsel, Dutch cyclist
23rd - Carl Pickens, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
23rd - Turhon O'Bannon, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
24th - Lara Flynn Boyle, Davenport Iowa, actress (Donna Hayward-Twin Peaks)
24th - Marques Bragg, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
24th - Mike Vanderjagt, CFL kicker (Toronto Argonauts)
24th - Shannon Lemora, Baton Rouge Louisiana, 1.5k runner
24th - Judith Draxler, Austrian swimmer
25th - Magnus Larsson, Sweden, tennis star
25th - Shawn Antoski, Brantford, NHL left wing (Phila Flyers)
26th - Evan Richards, actor (Frankie-Mama Malone), born in Los Angeles, California
26th - Paul Bosvelt, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles/FC Twente)
26th - Martin McDonagh, Anglo-Irish playwright and film director
27th - Anthony Prior, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets, Minnesota Vikings)
27th - Corey Page, actor (Richard Wilkins-Loving/City)
27th - Ed Philion, NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills)
27th - Brendan Hill, British drummer (Blues Traveler)
27th - Princess Leila of Iran (d. 2001)
27th - Elizabeth Mitchell, American actress
28th - James Johnson, NFL/WLAF running back (Tampa Bucs, Frankfurt Galaxy)
28th - Jason B Gailes, Taunton Mass, rower (Olympics-silver-1996)
28th - Shawn Price, NFL defensive end (GB Packers, Car Panthers, Buf Bills)
Actor Vince VaughnActor Vince Vaughn (28th) 28th - Vince Vaughn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, American actor (Swingers, Wedding Crashers)
28th - Michelle Gildernew, Irish republican politician
30th - George Coghill, WLAF safety (Scottish Claymores)
30th - Mark Consuelos, Zaragosa Spain, actor (Mateo Santos-All My Children)
30th - Shane Bertsch, Nike golfer (1994 Permina Basin Open-14th), born in Denver, Colorado
30th - Secretariat, American racehorse and 1973 triple crown winner (d. 1989)
31st - Derek Brown, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
31st - Oleg Romanov, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics-98)
31st - Stuart Carruthers, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympics-96)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Actor Phil HartmanActor Phil Hartman (12th) 12th - Actor Phil Hartman (21) weds first wife Gretchen Lewis

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 20 of 20

1st - Ed[uard] Hoornik, Dutch writer/poet (Na jaren), dies at 59
1st - Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (b. 1894)
2nd - Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Quebec painter (b. 1888)
6th - William Hopper, actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason), dies at 55
10th - Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (b. 1904)
Detective Writer Erle Stanley GardnerDetective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner (11th) 11th - Erle Stanley Gardner, US writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80
13th - Rick Besoyan, composer, dies at 45
15th - Josef Martin Bauer, writer, dies at 68
15th - Tarjei Vesaas, Nowegian author/novelist/writer (Isslottet), dies at 72
16th - Arthur Adamov, Russian/French playwright, dies at 61
16th - Tammi Terrell, soul singer (You're All I Need), dies of brain tumor at 24
17th - Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Chaud et Frois), dies at 83
20th - Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and song writer (b. 1920)
21st - Marlen Haushofer, writer, dies at 49
21st - Manolis Chiotis, Greek songwriter and musician (b. 1920)
23rd - Del Lord, Canadian director (b. 1894)
26th - Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist
29th - Anna Louise Strong, American communist journalist (b. 1885)
30th - Heinrich Brüning, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1885)
31st - Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WW II), dies at 75

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