What Happened on August 11, 1970

Historical Events

Sports History

Future Baseball HOF pitcher Jim Bunning becomes 2nd Cy Young Award winner to win 100 games in both NL and AL; Phillies beat Houston 6-5 at Astrodome

  • Tony Perez becomes 1st to hit a HR in red seats at Riverfront
  • Two Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed by the Irish Republican Army when they set off a booby trap bomb planted in a car near Crossmaglen, County Armagh

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Bell, English musician (Ride, Hurricane #1, Oasis)
1970 Highlights

About August 11, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 5 months and 20 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