On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Roth, gymnast (Pan Am-gold-1995, Olympics 1996), born in Yonkers, New York
  • 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