What Happened on July 26, 1970

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Historical Events

Baseball Record

Reds catcher Johnny Bench, playing for the day in the outfield, goes 4 for 5 with 7 RBIs including 3 consecutive HRs off St. Louis Cardinals Steve Carlton in 12-5 win at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati

Famous Birthdays

  • Joan Wasser, American rock violinist, guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer (Joan As Police Woman; Antony and the Johnsons), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Kenny Wilhite, American CFL defensive back, 1994-97 (Hamilton Tiger Cats and 3 other teams), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Phil Alley, Australian cricketer (NSW left-arm pace bowler), born in Orange, New South Wales
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Claud Allister, British actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet, Bulldog Drummond), dies at 81
  • Robert Taschereau, French Canadian lawyer and Chief Justice of Canada, dies at 73

About July 26, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: (They Long To Be) Close To You - Carpenters
  • UK #1 Song: The Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley