On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1970 NFL Draft: Terry Bradshaw from Louisiana Tech first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers

Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

Australian Open Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats big serving local Dick Crealy 6-4, 9-7, 6-2

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Javier Bernardo, Dutch prince
  • Dario Brose, US soccer halfback (Olympic-92), born in Queens, New York
  • Dean Headley, cricket (grandson of George, England ODI quick 1996)
  • Emmanuel Pahud, French-Swiss flautist
  • Jon Douglas Rainey, American TV personality

Famous Deaths

  • Probir Sen, cricket (20 catch & 11 stumpings, 14 Tests for Ind), dies
  • Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (b. 1908)