What Happened on August 9, 1970

Historical Events

  • Peruvian Airlines LANSA Flight 502 explodes killing 101 people including 45 US exchange students

Famous Birthdays

  • Arion Salazar, American rock bassist (Third Eye Blind - "Semi-Charmed Life"), born in Oakland, California
  • Chris Cuomo, American TV journalist (CNN, since 2013; ABC, 2006-13), born in Queens, New York City
  • Chris Gedney, American NFL tight end, 1993-2000 (Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2018)
  • Rod Brind'Amour, Canadian ice hockey center (Stanley Cup 2006 Carolina Hurricanes captain; NHL All Star 1992; Selke Trophy 2006, 07) and coach (Jack Adams Award 2021; Carolina Hurricanes), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Thomas Lennon, American actor, producer (Reno 911!), and screenwriter (Night at the Museum), born in Chicago, Illinois
1970 Highlights

About August 9, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 5 months and 21 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