What Happened on April 22, 1970

Historical Events

  • First Earth Day celebrated, founded by Gaylord Nelson
  • Lance Mulcahy and Paul Cherry's musical "Park" opens at John Golden Theater, NYC; runs for 5 performances
  • NY Met Jerry Grote sets record of 20 put outs by a catcher

Baseball Record

NY Met Tom Seaver strikes out last 10 Padres, for a total of 19

  • Senators beat Yankees 2-1 in 18 innings
1970 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Coleman Bell, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • Regine Velasquez, Filipino singer and actress
  • Wang Tao, Chinese soccer striker (2 caps; Dalian Wanda FC) and executive (founder BSU FC), born in Dalian, China (d. 2022)
Born in 1970

About April 22, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: ABC - Jackson 5
  • UK #1 Song: All Kinds of Everything - Dana