On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1970

Historical Events

  • 1st Test Cricket ton of Barry Richards, 126, 164 balls, 20 fours 1 six
  • Test Cricket debut of John Traicos, South Africa v Australia, Durban
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • WSCV TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) suspends broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Darren Lehmann, Australian cricket batsman (27 Tests @ 44.95, 5 x 100s; 117 ODIs) and coach (Australia 2013-18), born in Gawler, Australia
  • Forey Duckett, American football cornerback (Saints, Scot Claymores), born in Oakland, California

Famous Deaths

  • Rudy York, American baseball player (b. 1913)
1970 Highlights

About February 5, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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