On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1970

Historical Events

  • 70 die in a snow crush (France)

Historic Event

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

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)
1970 Highlights

About April 16, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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