On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1970

Historical Events

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 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

Person of interestRiver Phoenix

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

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding 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, Dutch dance teacher, dies at 55
1970 Highlights

About August 23, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo