January 4, 1970 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • More than 15,000 people are killed in Tonghai County, China after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake
  • NYC transit fare rises from 20 cents to 30 cents, new larger tokens used

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite

Deaths in History

  • Jean-√Čtienne Valluy, French general (b. 1899)