On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1970

Historical Events

  • Reds clout 7 HRs by 6 batters, Braves counter with 3 HRs, 6 for one team & 9 different batters for two teams, all tie or set records
  • The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) is formed; it attempts to appeal to Catholics and Protestant to unite in support of moderate policies
  • The Principality of Hutt River (previously Hutt River Province) secedes from Australia - it remains unrecognised by Australia or other nations

Famous Birthdays

  • Glen Hansard, Irish singer-songwriter and actor (Falling Slowly), born in Ballymum
  • Israel Stanley, NFL/WLAF defensive end (New Orleans Saints, Rhein Fire)
  • Nicole Sullivan, American actress
  • Rob Riggle, American comedian
  • Stewart Malgunas, Prince George, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)

Famous Deaths

  • Earl Hooker, American blues slide guitar player ("Blue Guitar"), dies of tuberculosis at 40
1970 Highlights

About April 21, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus