On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1970

Historical Events

Sports History

AFL Championship, Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland: Kansas City Chiefs beat Oakland Raiders, 17-7; Chiefs defence forces 4 interceptions

Music Recording

Beatles last recording session at Abbey Road studios, completing George Harrison's tune "I Me Mine"; John Lennon was on vacation and did not participate

  • More than 15,000 people are killed in Tonghai County, China after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake
  • NFL Championship, Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington: Minnesota Vikings beat Cleveland Browns, 27-7
  • NYC transit fare rises from 20 cents to 30 cents, new larger tokens used

Historic Event

Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary


Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Kanyon, American pro wrestler (WCW/WWF World Tag Team C'ship), born in Sunnyside, New York City (d. 2010)
  • Colin Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Sean Lumpkin, American NFL safety (New Orleans Saints), born in Golden Valley, Minnesota

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-√Čtienne Valluy, French general (b. 1899)
1970 Highlights

About January 4, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 7 months and 7 days
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