On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1970

Historical Events

  • Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam
  • US population is 293,200,000; African American population: 22,600,000 (11.1%)

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Stuart, Australian cricket fast bowler and coach (3 ODIs; 8 wickets @ 13.62; hat trick 1997), born in Newcastle, Australia
  • Glenn Cadrez, American NFL linebacker (Super Bowl 1997, 98; Denver Broncos), born in El Centro, California
  • Robert Fertitta, American opera singer
  • Royce Clayton, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1997; SF Giants, St Louis Cardinals) and actor (The Rookie, Moneyball), born in Burbank, California
  • Sanda Lado┼či, Romanian singer

Famous Deaths

  • Piotr Rytel, Polish composer, dies at 85
1970 Highlights

About January 2, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn