On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Bridge over Troubled Water" 5th and final studio album by Simon & Garfunkel is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year, Best Engineered Non-Classical Album 1971)
  • Australian Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats fellow Australian Kerry Melville Reid 6-1, 6-3; Court retains title for 9th Australian singles crown and 1st leg of her Grand Slam
  • Pendleton, Ford & Cryer's "Last Sweet Days of Isaac," premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Carlson, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants)
  • Dean Malkoc, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Kirk Franklin, American singer
  • Ronald Moore, NFL running back (NY Jets, St Louis Rams, Az Cardinals)