On This Day

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 Phoenix

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


Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

  • Nel Rose, Dutch dance teacher, dies at 55
1970 Highlights

About August 23, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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