On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1970

Historical Events

British 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

Historic Event

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

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? 51 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Battle of the Boyne (United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer