On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Brooks Thompson, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)
  • Kengy Gardiner, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-5th-1994), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 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, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies at 61