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, Vancouver WA, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • Jim Schwantz, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers)
  • Mark Wohlers, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Marquel Fleetwood, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Richard Smehlik, Ostrava Cze, NHL defenseman (Buf Sabres, Olympic gold 1998)
  • Sherman Obando, Changuinola Panama, outfielder (Montreal Expos)