On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1970

Historical Events

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Jack Nicklaus beats Doug Sanders by 1 stroke in event's first 18-hole playoff to win the 2nd of his 3 Open Championships

  • Tanzania signs contract with China for building Tanzam-railway

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Thor Heyerdahl crosses the Atlantic ocean on the raft Ra II, arrives in Barbados from Morocco after 57 days

Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer Thor Heyerdahl
Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer
Thor Heyerdahl

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Lee Byung-Hun, South Korean actor
  • Chad Brown, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jaason Simmons, actor (Baywatch)
  • Jerry Ostroski, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills)
  • Juba Kalamka, American artist/activist
  • Marsha Guialdo, San Juan Trinidad, 100m hurdler
1970 Highlights

About July 12, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer