On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1970

Historical Events

  • 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)
  • Lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist, convicted
  • Molukkers occupy Indonesian ambassador's home in Wassenaar
  • WKMJ TV channel 68 in Louisville, Kentucky (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Arie van Lent, Dutch-German footballer
  • Deborah (Debbie) Gibson, singer (Only in My Dreams), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • James Robinson, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers)
  • Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan, born in Kuwait City
  • Steve Nikataras, cricketer (left-arm pace bowler for NSW 1996-97)
  • Zack Ward, Canadian actor
1970 Highlights

About August 31, 1970

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

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