On This Day

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
  • Ben Silverman, American TV executive
  • Chris Byrd, American boxer (WBO heavyweight title 2000; IBF heavyweight tile 2002; Olympic silver middleweight 1992), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Maddie Corman, American actress

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? 51 years, 3 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

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