What Happened on August 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 2nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • EAA Convention moves from Rockford Ill to Oshkosh, Wi
  • KTSD TV channel 10 in Pierre, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Willie Stargell (Pirates) ties record of 5 extra base hits in a game

Famous Birthdays

  • David James, English footballer
  • Quentin Coryatt, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)

Famous Deaths

  • Frances Farmer, American actress (Son of Fury, Flowing Gold, Among the Living), dies from esophageal cancer at 56
  • Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician (Nobel-1931), dies at 86