What Happened on July 21, 1970

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, American pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 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 NFL football player, 1968 (Buffalo Bills), and US Army officer, killed in action in Vietnam at 25
  • Mikhail Gerasimov, Russian anthropologist and sculptor (b. 1907)
1970 Highlights

About July 21, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 6 months and 14 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