On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1970

Historical Events

  • 31st Venice Film Festival opens
  • The Chinese Community in South Africa is granted 'White' status

Famous Birthdays

  • Clare Waight Keller, English fashion designer (first female head of Givenchy), born in Birmingham, England
  • Fat Joe [Cartagena], American rapper ("Wat's Luv?"), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Scott Brumfield, NFL guard (Cin Bengals)

Famous Deaths

  • PaweĊ‚ Jasienica, Polish historian, dies at 60
1970 Highlights

About August 19, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo