On This Day

What Happened in August 1970 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 26 Melissa McCarthy, American comedian and actress (Mike and Molly, Spy), born in Plainfield, Illinois
  • Aug 27 Andy Bichel, Australian cricketer and pace bowler, born in Laidley, Queensland, Australia
  • Aug 27 Dene Hills, cricketer (prolific Tasmanian batsman)
  • Aug 27 Greg Woodcroft, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Aug 27 Jim Thome, infielder (Cleveland Indians), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Aug 27 Mark Ilott, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1993-)
  • Aug 27 Reggie Slater, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • Aug 27 Peter Ebdon, English snooker player
  • Aug 27 Tony Kanal, Indian-American bassist and songwriter (No Doubt - "Don't Speak"), born in Kingsbury, London, England
  • Aug 27 Jeff Kenna, Irish footballer
  • Aug 28 Gavin Maxwell, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Aug 28 Jaime Fields, NFL/WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores), born in Compton, California (d. 1999)
  • Aug 28 Rick Recht, Jewish-American singer ("Tear Down The Walls"), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Aug 29 Jacco Eltingh, Dutch tennis player (1993 ATP World Doubles), born in Heerde, Netherlands
  • Aug 30 Michael Wong, Chinese Malaysian singer, born in Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Aug 31 Deborah (Debbie) Gibson, singer (Only in My Dreams), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 31 James Robinson, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers)
  • Aug 31 Steve Nikataras, cricketer (left-arm pace bowler for NSW 1996-97)
  • Aug 31 Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan, born in Kuwait City
  • Aug 31 Arie van Lent, Dutch-German footballer
  • Aug 31 Zack Ward, Canadian actor

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths