On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1970

Historical Events

  • Australian boxer Johnny Famechon retains his WBC featherweight title with a 14th-round knockout of Fighting Harada in Tokyo; re-match of questionable 15-round decision in 1969 in his first title defence

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Naulty, American pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player & actress (Extremists), born in La Jolla, California
  • Geert Brusselers, Dutch football player & coach (NAC), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • John Gerak, NFL tight end/guide (Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Rams), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Julie Chen, American television presenter, born in NYC, New York
  • Keenan McCardell, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Jaguars), born in Houston, Texas
  • Kerrin Petty, Swedish-American cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Townshend, Vermont
1970 Highlights

About January 6, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn