On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1970

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), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Dean Malkoc, Canadian NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Kirk Franklin, American gospel singer, choir director, and 16 time Grammy Award winner, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Ronald Moore, American NFL running back (NY Jets, St Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals), born in Chowchilla, California
1970 Highlights

About January 26, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Australia Day (Australia), Republic Day (India)

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