On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

20th NBA All-Star Game, Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pa: East beats West, 142-135; MVP: Willis Reed, NY Knicks, C; Tom and Dick Van Arsdale, first brothers to play in same NBA All-Star Game

NBA Center and Power Forward Willis Reed
NBA Center and Power Forward
Willis Reed

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

23rd NHL All-Star Game, St. Louis Arena: East beats West, 4-1; MVP: Bobby Hull, Chicago, LW

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull
  • Super Fight, computer mock championship between Ali & Marciano; Marciano won.

Famous Birthdays

  • Marvin Benard, American baseball outfielder (SF Giants), born in Bluefields, Nicaragua
  • Mitch Benn, English comedian & musician, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Rob Gaudreau, American ice hockey player (Ottawa Senators), born in Cranston, Rhode Island
  • Ron Carpenter, American football player (NY Jets, Amsterdam Admirals), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Skeet Ulrich, American actor (Scream), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Terry Kirby, American football player (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • Thomas "Tom" Murray, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Buffalo, New York