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)

Shonda Rhimes (53 years old)

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

Born in 1970

About January 13, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

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