What Happened on March 31, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit
  • Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee
  • 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

  • Derek Brown, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Oleg Romanov, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics-98)
  • Stuart Carruthers, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympics-96)

Famous Deaths

  • Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WW II), dies at 75