What Happened on August 1, 1970

Historical Events

  • 2nd San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • EAA Convention moves from Rockford Ill to Oshkosh, Wi

Baseball Record

Future Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Stargell smacks 3 doubles and 2 homers in a 20-10 Pirates win v Braves at Atlanta Stadium

  • KTSD TV channel 10 in Pierre, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 History

Famous Birthdays

  • David James, English footballer, born in Welwyn Garden City, England
  • Quentin Coryatt, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts), born in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Born in 1970

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

About August 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (They Long To Be) Close To You - Carpenters
  • UK #1 Song: The Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley