On This Day

What Happened on February 28, 1970

Historical Events

  • "Georgy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge
  • Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon (3:02:53)
  • KIIN (now KUN) TV channel 12 in Iowa City, IA (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • WUTR TV channel 20 in Utica-Rome, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Handler, American writer, better known as Lemony Snicket
  • Mika Stromberg, Helsinki FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
  • Noureddine Morceli, Algeria, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1996)
1970 Highlights

About February 28, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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