On This Day

What Happened on January 13, 1970

Historical Events

  • Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu flees Biafra into exile, leaving his deputy Philip Effiong to surrender to the Nigerian army, unofficially ending the Nigerian Civil War
  • Riots begin in the Ballymurphy area of Belfast

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Kooiman, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Keith Coogan, American actor (Jeffrey in The Waltons, Gun Shy), born in Palm Springs, California
  • Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (Tour de France 1998), born in Cesena, Italy (d. 2004)

Person of interestShonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes, American television producer and series creator (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal), born in Chicago Illinois

TV Producer Shonda Rhimes
TV Producer
Shonda Rhimes

1970 Highlights

About January 13, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn