What Happened on August 2, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Baltimore defeats KC 10-8, Orioles 23rd straight win over the Royals
  • France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Rubber bullets used for the first time in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles'

Famous Birthdays

  • Chainey Umphrey, gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Elijah Alexander, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos)
  • Jonathan Andrew Kaye, PGA golfer (1995 Quad City-2nd), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Kevin Smith, director (Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Clerks)
  • Philo Wallace, cricketer (WI ODI opening batsman 1991-92)
  • Tony Amonte, Hingham MA, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks, USA)
  • Wes Bender, WLAF/NFL running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, New Orleans Saints)

Famous Weddings

  • Songwriter Sammy Cahn marries Tita Curtis in Calif