On This Day

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 NHL center, 1989-2010 (St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes, Team Canada 98), and coach (Carolina Hurricanes, since 2018), 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? 50 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo