On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1970

Historical Events

PGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Southern Hills CC: Dave Stockton wins 1st of 2 PGA C'ships by 2 shots from Bob Murphy and Arnold Palmer

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Hardy, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
  • Bonnie Bernstein, American sportscaster
  • Dena Head, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
  • Eric Swann, NFL defensive tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1992), born in Como, Italy (d. 1995)
  • Lester Smith, CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Manisha Koirala, Indian actress
  • Quinton McCracken, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Saif Ali Khan, Indian actor
  • Wilco Hellinga, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1970 Highlights

About August 16, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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