On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1970

Historical Events

  • Former MLB Commissioner Ford Frick as well as ex-players Earle Combs and Jesse Haines are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Meeting of Interest

Northern Ireland PM Chichester-Clark meets British Home Secretary James Callaghan to discuss the economy of Northern Ireland

NHL Record

Rangers' goalie Terry Sawchuk records his 447th (and final) victory, and 103rd career shutout when New York beats the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-0; both are NHL records at the time

  • Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die
  • West-Germany & USSR sign gas contract
  • WMAA TV channel 29 in Jackson, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Yasuyuki Kazama, Japanese auto racer (D1 GP 2005), born in Nagano, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Alfréd Rényi, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 48
  • Blaz Arnic, Slovenian composer, dies at 69
1970 Highlights

About February 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius