On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1970

Historical Events

  • Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball

Famous Birthdays

  • Alison Inverarity, Australian high jumper (Olympic 8th 1992, 96)
  • Anthony Swofford, American novelist
  • Charles Mesure, British actor
  • Jim Schlossnagle, baseball coach

Famous Deaths

  • Glenn Hartranft, American athlete (discus WR 47.89m 1925; Olympic silver shot putt 1924), dies at 68
1970 Highlights

About August 12, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo