What Happened on August 8, 1970

Historical Events

Sports History

NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)

Famous Birthdays

  • Catriona Fallon, Burlingame California, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
  • José Francisco Molina, Spanish soccer goalkeeper (9 caps; Atlético Madrid, Deportivo La Coruña) and manager (Villarreal CF), born in Valencia, Spain
  • Pascal Duquenne, Belgian actor
  • Trev Alberts, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Goodman, American golfer (US Open 1933), dies at 60
1970 Highlights

About August 8, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 9 months and 30 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