What Happened on May 31, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • At 03:23 PM, Yungay Peru levelled by 7.75 earthquake (50-70,000 die)
  • KDUB TV channel 40 in Dubuque, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies' Golf Open

Famous Birthdays

  • Cory Mantyka, CFL guard (BC Lions)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Terry Sawchuk, NHL goaltender, dies from injuries suffered during an off-ice scuffle with a teammate at 40

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk