What Happened on August 15, 1970

Historical Events

  • Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando)

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Anderson, American comedian and actor (Black-ish), born in Compton, California
  • Ben Silverman, American TV executive (NBC Entertainment)
  • Chris Byrd, American boxer (WBO heavyweight title 2000; IBF heavyweight tile 2002; Olympic silver middleweight 1992), born in Flint, Michigan
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Karl August Andersen, Norwegian cellist and composer, dies at 66
1970 Highlights

About August 15, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (They Long To Be) Close To You - Carpenters
  • UK #1 Song: The Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley