On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Rangers' 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

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
  • 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

  • Eric Mobley, American NBA player (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Malik Sealy, American NBA player (Detroit Pistons, LA Clippers), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Yasuyuki Kazama, Japanese racing driver, born in Nagano, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Alfréd Rényi, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • Blaz Arnic, composer, dies at 69