On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Aswan High Dam opens in Egypt, enables human control of the flooding of the Nile
  • Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits & Padres lose, 3-0
  • Libya orders confiscation of all Jewish property
  • USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryce Florie, Charleston FLA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • Michael Fitzpatrick, French-American musician (Fitz and The Tantrums), born in Montlu├žon, France
  • Shawn Stasiak, American professional wrestler
  • Steven "Scrappy" Segaloff, rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in New Haven, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Kalsu, American football player, dies at 25
  • Mikhail Gerasimov, Russian anthropologist and sculptor (b. 1907)