On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1970

Historical Events

  • "Boy Friend" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 119 performances
  • Arthur Brown arrested for stripping on stage in Palemo Sicily
  • Ron Hunt gets hit by a pitch for a record 119th time

Baseball Record

Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • WJCL TV channel 22 in Savannah, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Bronwyn Roye, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • John Kalin, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Margaret Langford, canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Patrick Dancy, TV rocker (Guys Next Door - "I've Been Waiting For You"), born on Long Island, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Lucien H d'Azambuja, Fren astronomer (chromosphere of Sun), dies at 86
1970 Highlights

About July 18, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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