What Happened on January 3, 1970

Historical Events

  • "Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances
  • Jerry Herman's musical "Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 1508 performances and 3 Tony Awards
  • Marxist government takes over in Congo
  • WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
1970 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Duguay, American comic actor
  • Mahaya Petrosian, Iranian actress
  • Matt Ross, American actor
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

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

About January 3, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 53 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - B.J. Thomas
  • UK #1 Song: Two Little Boys - Rolf Harris