What Happened on September 11, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 88 of the hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings are released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.
  • The Ford Pinto is introduced.

Famous Birthdays

  • Berry Richter, Madison Wis, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994)
  • Chris Garver, tattoo artist
  • Dan Hackett, water polo goalkeeper (Olympics-96), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Taraji P. Henson, American actress and singer
  • Ted Leo, American musician
  • William Joppy, American boxer

Famous Deaths

  • Chester Morris, actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), dies at 69