On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances
  • "Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1508 performances
  • Marxist government takes over in Congo
  • WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Duguay, American comic actor
  • James Brown, NFL tackle (NY Jets)
  • Mahaya Petrosian, Iranian actress
  • Matt Ross, American actor
  • Tony Farmer, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • Yogi Johl, 130 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Famous Deaths

  • Gladys Aylward, British missionary in China; portrayed by Ingrid Bergman in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (b. 1902)