On This Day

What Happened on January 18, 1970

Historical Events


Sport awardNFL Pro Bowl

20th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: West beats East, 16-13; MVPs: Gale Sayers, Chicago Bears, HB; George Andrie, Dallas Cowboys, DE

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers
  • Hasse Borjes skates world record 500m in 38.9 sec

Famous Birthdays

  • DJ Quik [David Marvin Blake], American rapper (Quik Is the Name), born in Compton, California
  • Leo Araguz, American football punter (Oakland Raiders, Rhein Fire), born in Pharr, Texas
  • Peter van Petegem, Belgian cyclist, born in Brakel, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • David O. McKay, 9th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, dies at 96
1970 Highlights

About January 18, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn