On This Day

What Happened on February 15, 1970

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ard Schenk becomes world champion all-round skater

Speed Skater Ard Schenk
Speed Skater
Ard Schenk
  • Dominican DC-9 crashes into sea at Santo Domingo, kills 102
  • KAMU TV channel 15 in College Station, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Nationalists disrupt UN session on Congo

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Gass, American impressionist and comedian
  • Gloria Trevi, Mexican singer and songwriter (Que Hago Aqui?), born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Nathaniel Mills, US speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Shepard Fairey, American contemporary street artist, born in Charleston, North Carolina
  • Tyrone Legette, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Columbia, South Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, dies at 87
1970 Highlights

About February 15, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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