On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1970

Historical Events

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

Music ConcertJim Morrison's Trial

Jim Morrison's trial for "lewd and lascivious behavior" begins in Miami

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Jim Morrison and The Doors at the Dade County Courthouse
Jim Morrison and The Doors at the Dade County Courthouse
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Famous Birthdays

  • Brendon Julian, cricketer (in NZ Australian left-arm quickie 1993-)
  • Bret Hedican, St-paul, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Gino Torretta, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1992; National C'ship 1989, 91; U of Miami; Seattle Seahawks), born in Pinole, California
  • Jeff Mangum, American musician

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Gode, German-American linguist, dies at 63
  • Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (Requiem), commits suicide at 52
1970 Highlights

About August 10, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo