What Happened on August 10, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • British Home Secretary Reginald Maulding threatens to impose direct rule on Northern Ireland if the agreed reform measures are not carried out

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jim Morrison is tried in Miami on "lewd & lascivious behavior"

Rocker Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison

Famous Birthdays

  • Brendon Julian, cricketer (in NZ Australian left-arm quickie 1993-)
  • Bret Hedican, St-paul, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Gino Torretta, quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1992, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jeff Mangum, American musician

Famous Deaths

  • Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (Requiem), commits suicide at 52