On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1970

Historical Events


Music ConcertWoodstock Music and Art Fair

Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock"
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Swami Satchidananda addressing the opening ceremony at Woodstock
Swami Satchidananda addressing the opening ceremony at Woodstock

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug E. Doug [Douglas Bourne], American actor and comedian (Cosby, Operation Dumbo Drop, Jungle Fever), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Joao Ricardo, Angolan footballer, born in Luanda, Angola
  • Paul McCallum, Canadian football punter and placekicker (Claymores, Sask Roughriders), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Todd Day, American NBA guard/forward (Boston Celtics), born in Decatur, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Robert [Harriot] Barrat, American actor (Bad Lands, Go West, Distant Drums), dies at 80
1970 Highlights

About January 7, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn