On This Day

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

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

Famous Birthdays

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