What Happened on August 23, 1970

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Henry, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Brad Mehldau, American jazz pianist, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Fabian Wilnis, Dutch soccer player (NAC, De Graafschap), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian, born in Verona, New Jersey
  • Lawrence Frank, American head coach, born in NYC, New York

River PhoenixRiver Phoenix (1970-1993)

American actor (Little Nikta, Stand By Me), born in Madras, Oregon

Born in 1970

Famous Weddings

Ken Starr

US Solicitor General Ken Starr weds Alice Mendell

Famous Deaths

  • (Neeltje) "Nel" Roos, Dutch ballerina and dance teacher, dies of a heart attack at 55
1970 Highlights

About August 23, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: War - Edwin Starr
  • UK #1 Song: The Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley