On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1970

Historical Events

  • Pamphlet bombs which scatter revolutionary African National Congress propaganda leaflets explode in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Shearer, English footballer (Newcastle United, the Premier Leagues' record goal scorer), born in Gosforth, England
  • Elvis Grbac, American NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Matt Hyson, American professional wrestler, born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Will Clarke, American novelist (The Neon Palm of Madame Melançon), born in Shreveport, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, Russian composer, dies at 75
1970 Highlights

About August 13, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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