What Happened on April 24, 1970

Historical Events

  • Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth
  • People's Republic of China launches its 1st satellite transmitting song "East is Red"

Famous Birthdays

  • Damien Fleming, Australian cricket fast bowler (20 Tests, 75 wickets, BB 5/30; hat-trick Test debut 1994; Victoria, Warwickshire CCC, South Australia) and broadcaster (Seven Network, ABC, Channel 10, Fox Sports), born in Perth, Australia
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Otis Spann, American blues pianist and singer (The Blues Never Die!), dies of liver cancer at 40 [or perhaps, 46; birth date disputed]

About April 24, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 11 months and 7 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