On This Day

What Happened on January 13, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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, American screenwriter/creator (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal), born in Chicago Illinois