On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1970

Historical Events

Music History

"Festival for Peace" concert held at Shea Stadium, NYC to mark 25th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing; performers included Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steppenwolf, Miles Davis, Johnny Winter, Herbie Hancock, Dionne Warwick, John Sebastian, The Rascals, and the Broadway cast of "Hair"

  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Italian government of Mariano Rumor resigns

Famous Birthdays

  • Erwin Thijs, Belgian cyclist
  • M. Night Shyamalan, Indian-American film director (The Sixth Sense), born in Mahé, India
  • Mike Strange, Canadian boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Ingolf Dahl [Marcus], German-American pianist and composer (Allegro and Arioso), dies at 56
1970 Highlights

About August 6, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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