What Happened on January 27, 1970

Historical Events

Australian Men's Tennis Open

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

  • Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"
  • NFL Draft: Louisiana Tech quarterback Terry Bradshaw #1 pick by Pittsburgh Steelers
1970 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Javier Bernardo, Dutch prince
  • Dario Brose, US soccer halfback (Olympic-92), born in Queens, New York
  • Dean Headley, English cricket fast bowler (15 Tests, 60 wickets; Middlesex CCC, Kent CCC; first Test cricketer to be son & grandson of Test cricketers: Ron & George Headley), born in Norton, England
  • Emmanuel Pahud, French-Swiss flautist
  • Mark Trojanowski, American rock drummer (Sister Hazel), born in the USA
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Probir Sen, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (14 Tests, 31 dismissals; Bengal), dies at 43
  • Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (b. 1908)

About January 27, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 7 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Want You Back - Jackson 5
  • UK #1 Song: Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) - Edison Lighthouse