What Happened on February 2, 1970

Historical Events

Golden Globes

27th Golden Globes: Anne of the Thousand Days, John Wayne, & Genevieve Bujold

Sports History

Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points

Famous Birthdays

  • C. Ernst Harth, Canadian actor
  • Erik ten Hag, soccer player (FC Twente, RKC, FC Utrecht)
  • James Murphy, American electronic dance-punk rock musician and record producer (LCD Soundsystem - "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House"), born in Princeton Junction, New Jersey,
  • Nikolaos Michopoulos, Greek footballer
  • Roar Strand, Norwegian footballer
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

English mathematician and philosopher (Nobel 1950), dies at 97

  • Dave Franklin, American composer (The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down), dies at 74
  • Jaroslav Vogel, Czech composer and conductor, dies at 76
  • Lawrence Gray, American actor, dies at 71

About February 2, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Venus - The Shocking Blue
  • UK #1 Song: Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) - Edison Lighthouse