On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Federal Bankruptcy Referee Sidney Volinn declares MLB's Seattle Pilots bankrupt; car dealer Bud Selig buys franchise for $10.8 million and moves club to Milwaukee (Brewers)

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono release hoax they are having dual sex change operations

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Serious riots continue in the Ballymurphy estate in Belfast between Catholic residents and the British Army

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US President Richard Nixon signs bill limiting cigarette advertisements from 1st Jan 1971

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Wheeler, NFL defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs, NE Patriots)
  • Sung Hi Lee, Korean-born model
  • Wes Barnett, 238lb (108kg) weightlifter (Olympic 6th-92, 96), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • Wyatt Jones, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii