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

Jim Morrison's Trial

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

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 psychodelic-pop, folk-rock musician, and singer-songwriter (Neutral Milk Hotel - "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea") born in Ruston, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

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

About August 10, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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