On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell, 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
1970 Highlights

About February 2, 1970

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

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