On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • Beatles last recording session at EMI studios
  • 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

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Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Kanyon, American professional wrestler, 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)