What Happened on April 13, 1970

Historical Events

  • 34th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Billy Casper defeats Gene Littler, 69 to 74 in a Monday 18-hole playoff to win his 3rd major title; last 18-hole playoff at the Masters
  • Apollo 13 announces "Okay, Houston, we've had a problem here", as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon
  • Greek composer and counter-revolutionary Mikis Theordorakis freed from Oropos concentration camp, and allowed to be exiled to France
  • Oakland uses gold-colored bases during the club's home opener: Rules Committee subsequently bans this innovation

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Robinson, American NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Gerry Creaney, Scottish footballer, born in Coatbridge, Scotland
  • Monty Brown, American professional wrestler and NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills), born in Saginaw, Michigan
  • Rick Schroder, American actor (Ricky-Silver Spoons, Champ, Earthling), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Szilveszter Csollány, Hungarian gymnast (Olympic gold rings 2000, silver 1996; World C'ship gold rings 2002), born in Sopron, Hungary (d. 2022)
1970 Highlights

About April 13, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Let It Be - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: All Kinds of Everything - Dana