On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • Rubber bullets used for the first time in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles'

Famous Birthdays

  • Chainey Umphrey, American gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Elijah Alexander, American NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2010)
  • Kevin Smith, American director (Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Clerks, born in Red bank, New Jersey
  • Philo Wallace, Barbadian cricketer (WI ODI opening batsman 1991-92), born in Haynesville, Barbados
  • Tony Amonte, American NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks, USA), born in Hingham, Massachusetts
  • Wesley "wes" Bender, American WLAF/NFL running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, New Orleans Saints), born in Van Nuys, California

Famous Weddings

  • Songwriter Sammy Cahn marries Tita Curtis in Calif