On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1970

Historical Events

  • "Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds," premieres in NYC

Academy Awards

42nd Academy Awards: "Midnight Cowboy" - Best Picture, John Wayne (True Grit), and Maggie Smith (The Prime of Miss Jane Brody) win

  • MLB Milwaukee Brewers (former Seattle Pilots) 1st game, lose to Angels 12-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Karpovtsev, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Kevin Smith, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, 1992-2000), born in Orange, Texas
  • Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian classical pianist, born in Karm√ły, Norway

Famous Deaths

  • Josina Machel, Mozambican independence activist, and wife of Mozambique's 1st president Samora Machel, dies at 25
1970 Highlights

About April 7, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 7 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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