What Happened on November 12, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 240 KPH cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die
  • Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland 105-103
  • Cyclone Bhola makes landfall, deadliest tropical cyclone recorded kills up to 500,000 in East Pakistan (modern Bangladesh),
  • Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell
  • The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) is formed; the NIHE gradually took over control of the building and allocation of public sector housing in Northern Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Donna Adamo, American female professional wrestler
  • Harvey Stephens, British child actor
  • Tonya Harding, Portland Or, figure skater (Oly-8th-1994/US Champ 1994)