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

  • James Gunn, American filmmaker (Guardians of the Galaxy), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Travis Moore, American CFL receiver (Grey Cup 1998 2001; 3 x CFL All Star; Calgary Stampeders), born in Santa Monica, California
Born in 1970

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

About August 5, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (They Long To Be) Close To You - Carpenters
  • UK #1 Song: The Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley