On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1970

Historical Events

  • Christopher Hampton's "Philanthropist" premieres in London
  • Hurricane "Celia" becomes most expensive Gulf storm in history
  • Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire passes her driving test on 40th try
  • The second ever NFL work stoppage ends with NFL and Players' Association agreeing to a 4-year, $19.1 million deal

Famous Birthdays

  • Darren Mickell, American NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints), born in Miami, Florida
  • Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game developer, born in Musashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan
  • Stephen Carpenter, American musician (Deftones), born in Sacramento, California
1970 Highlights

About August 3, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

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