What Happened on July 19, 1970

Historical Events

Sports History

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

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? 52 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (They Long To Be) Close To You - Carpenters
  • UK #1 Song: In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry