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
  • Eric Whitacre, American Grammy Award-winning choral conductor and composer (Lux Aurumque; Deep Field), born in Reno, Nevada
  • Glenn Cadrez, American NFL linebacker (Super Bowl 1997, 98; Denver Broncos), born in El Centro, California
  • Robert Fertitta, American operatic countertenor, born in New York City
  • Royce Clayton, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1997; SF Giants, St Louis Cardinals) and actor (The Rookie, Moneyball), born in Burbank, California
  • Sanda Ladoşi, Romanian pop singer ("I Admit"), born in Târgu Mureș, Transylvania, Romania.
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Piotr Rytel, Polish composer, dies at 85

About January 2, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

Music Charts

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