What Happened on July 16, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday

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, born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1992), born in Como, Italy (d. 1995)
  • Phil Graham, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • William Van Landingham, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Columbia, Tennessee