On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1970

Historical Events

  • 124th Grand National: 15/1 chance Gay Trip wins by 20 lengths, giving Irish jockey Pat Taaffe his second GN winner
  • Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Don Johnson

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Pepper, Canadian actor (The Kennedys), born in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
  • Barry van Galen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • Jason Stoltenberg, Australian tennis star, born in Narrabri, Australia
  • Mix Master Mike [Michael Schwartz], American turntablist, born in San Francisco, California

Famous Deaths

  • Byron Foulger, American actor (Capt Nice, Petticoat Junction), dies at 70
  • Victor Otto Stomps, German writer and publisher, dies at 72
1970 Highlights

About April 4, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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