What Happened on August 27, 1970

Historical Events

Music Recording

Jimi Hendrix creates his last studio recording at Electric Lady Studios in NYC, an instrumental called "Slow Blues"

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Bichel, Australian cricketer and pace bowler, born in Laidley, Queensland, Australia
  • Dene Hills, cricketer (prolific Tasmanian batsman)
  • Greg Woodcroft, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Jeff Kenna, Irish footballer
  • Jim Thome, American Baseball HOF infielder (5 x MLB All Star; Roberto Clemente Award 2002; NL HR leader 2003; Cleveland Indians, Chicago WS), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Mark Ilott, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1993-)
  • Peter Ebdon, English snooker player
  • Tony Kanal, Indian-American bassist and songwriter (No Doubt - "Don't Speak"), born in Kingsbury, London, England
Born in 1970
1970 Highlights

About August 27, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 9 months and 14 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