What Happened on January 1, 1970

Historical Events

  • "The Epoch" (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)
  • 36th Orange Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #6 Missouri, 10-3
  • 36th Sugar Bowl: #13 Mississippi beats #3 Arkansas, 27-22
  • 56th Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #7 Michigan, 10-3
  • Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established
  • Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League
  • Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect
  • The Netherland Christian Workers Union (NCW) forms
  • The Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), an infantry regiment of the British Army, comes into existence
  • The University College of Zululand, formerly affiliated to the University of South Africa, attains full academic autonomy as the University of Zululand.
  • US Federal oil depletion allowance reduced from 27.5 to 22.0 percent
1970 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Morton, Wollongong Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • Gabriel Jarret, American actor
Born in 1970

About January 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - B.J. Thomas
  • UK #1 Song: Two Little Boys - Rolf Harris