On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1970

Historical Events

  • 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam & Brussels
  • Neil Blaney is found not guilty of illegal arms importation to the Irish Republican Army by a Dublin jury
  • The Prevention of Incitement to Hatred Act (Northern Ireland) is introduced; it proves difficult to secure convictions under its provisions, seldom enforced

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Edwin, Australian musician (Porcupine Tree)
  • Derrick Adkins, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1996; World C'ship gold 1995), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Monie Love, English rapper
  • Scotty 2 Hotty, American wrestler
  • Steve Morrow, Irish footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Jessie Street, Australian suffragette and aboriginal rights fighter, dies at 81
1970 Highlights

About July 2, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer