What Happened on August 23, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Henry, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Brad Mehldau, American pianist
  • Fabian Wilnis, Dutch soccer player (NAC, De Graafschap)
  • Jay Mohr, American actor and comedian
  • LaMark Carter, triple jumper, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Lawrence Frank, American head coach

Person of interestRiver Phoenix

River Phoenix, American actor (Little Nikta, Stand By Me), born in Madras, Oregon (d. 1993)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

US Solicitor General Ken Starr weds Alice Mendell

Lawyer Who Investigated Bill Clinton Ken Starr
Lawyer Who Investigated Bill Clinton
Ken Starr

Famous Deaths

  • Nel Rose, dancer, dies at 55