What Happened on January 4, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Beatles last recording session at EMI studios
  • More than 15,000 people are killed in Tonghai County, China after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake
  • NYC transit fare rises from 20 cents to 30 cents, new larger tokens used

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Kanyon, American professional wrestler
  • Colin Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Sean Lumpkin, NFL safety (New Orleans Saints)

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-√Čtienne Valluy, French general (b. 1899)