On This Day

What Happened on February 5, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday

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 cricketer (SA & Vic LHB Australian ODI 1996), 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)