On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1970

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

57th Tour de France: Defending champion Eddy Merckx of Belgium wins general, mountains and combination categories

Road Cyclist Eddy Merckx
Road Cyclist
Eddy Merckx

Famous Birthdays

  • Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politician, First Minister of Scotland (2014-), born in Irvine, Scotland
  • Rhona Susan Robertson, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Wood {Louis Rappaport], American singer (Your Hit Parade), and television producer, dies at 61
1970 Highlights

About July 19, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer