What Happened on September 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Failed assassination attempt on Jordanian king Hussain
  • Jose Velasco Ibarra re-elected president of Ecuador

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Paulus, tennis star, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Flora Perfetti, Faenza Italy, tennis star
  • Hwang Jung-min, South Korean actor
  • Jodi Lambert, Australian 100m/200m sprinter (Olympics-96)
  • Padma Lakshmi, Indian actress
  • Vanna, Croatian singer

Famous Weddings

  • "The Bee Gees" singer Barry Gibb (24) weds former Miss Edinburgh Linda Ann Gray

Famous Deaths

  • Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), dies at 84