On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1970

Historical Events

  • Robert Morley's "How the Other Half Loves" premieres in London
  • US Black P. Panther leader Huey Newton freed from jail after two trials ended in hung juries and the district attorney decides against a 4th trial

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Antoine, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Everett McIver, NFL guard (NY Jets, Miami Dolphins)
  • James Gunn, American filmmaker (Guardians of the Galaxy), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Travis Moore, CFL receiver (Calgary Stampeders)

Famous Deaths

  • Otto "Toby" Hardwicke, American jazz alto saxophone player (The Washingtonians, 1923-28; Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1932-46 - "Sophisticated Lady"; "In A Sentimental Mood"), dies at 66
1970 Highlights

About August 5, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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