On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1970

Historical Events

  • The Social and Democratic Labour Party (SDLP) is established with Gerry Fitt as the first leader of the party

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Hatfield, CFL guard (BC Lions)
  • Paulo Barrancos Guerra, Portuguese athlete, 10k runner, born in Barrancos, Portugal
  • Steve Everitt, NFL center (Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Miami, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Timothy Mather Spelman, American composer, dies at 79
1970 Highlights

About August 21, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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