On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1970

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
  • Mahaya Petrosian, Iranian actress
  • Matt Ross, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Gladys Aylward, British missionary in China; portrayed by Ingrid Bergman in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (b. 1902)
1970 Highlights

About January 3, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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