On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 70 die in a snow crush (France)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Protestant Unionist Ian Paisley wins seat formerly held by Terence O'Neill in the Stormont (North Ireland Parliament)

First Minister of Northern Ireland Ian Paisley
First Minister of Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley
Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill
Northern Ireland Prime Minister
Terence O'Neill

Famous Birthdays

  • Fran Robinson, American actress (Lauren-Charlie & Company), born in California
  • Ian Franklin, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Morgan City, Louisiana
  • Steve Emtman, American NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Walt Williams, American NBA forward and guard (Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Neutra, American architect (b. 1892)