On This Day

What Happened on July 16, 1970

Historical Events

  • 9th British Commonwealth Games open in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Iraq's constitution goes into effect
  • Reds spoil Pirates debut in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium, 3-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai film director (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives), born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Phil Graham, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • William Van Landingham, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Columbia, Tennessee
1970 Highlights

About July 16, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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