On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1970

Historical Events

  • 23,000 Belgian mine workers strike
  • KPTS TV channel 8 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Soap Opera "All My Children" premieres on ABC

Famous Birthdays

  • James Patton, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills), born in Brazoria County, Texas
  • Rick Campanelli, Canadian TV presenter, born in Hamilton, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Cyril Fagan, Irish astrologer (b. 1896)
  • Joseph A Yablonski, candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered
  • Max Born, German physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954), dies at 87
  • Roberto Gerhard, Spanish Catalan composer, dies at 73
1970 Highlights

About January 5, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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