On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (California)
  • Member of Dutch feminist group Dolle Mina burn their bras in Amsterdam
  • US launches 2nd generation weather satellite, ITOS 1
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Embree, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in The Dalles, Oregon
  • Jim Schwantz, American football player & politician (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Mark Wohlers, American baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Richard ┼ámehlik, Czech NHL defenseman (Buf Sabres, Olympic gold 1998), born in Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Sherman Obando, Panamanian baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Bocas del Toro Province, Panama