On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1970

Historical Events

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

Sport awardAustralian Men's 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, English cricket fast bowler (15 Tests; first Test cricketer to be son and grandson of Test cricketers; Ron & George Headley), born in Norton, England
  • 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)
1970 Highlights

About January 27, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius