On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1970

Historical Events

  • 74th Boston Marathon: Englishman Ron Hill wins in 2:10:30 (US record): American Sara Mae Berman 1st woman for 2nd straight year in 3:05:07 (unsanctioned)
  • Bruno Kreisky becomes 1st socialist chancellor of Austria

Famous Birthdays

  • Adriano Moraes, Brazilian rodeo performer, born in Quintana, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Pete Correale, American comedian, writer, and broadcaster, born in Oakdale, Long Island, New York
  • Shemar Moore, American actor (Malcolm-Young & Restless), born in Oakland, California

Famous Deaths

  • Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist, dies at 53
1970 Highlights

About April 20, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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