What Happened on July 29, 1970

Historical Events

  • 6 days of race rioting in Hartford, Connecicut

Famous Birthdays

  • John Rennie, Zimbabwean cricketer (pace bowler 1993)
  • Steve Wojciechowski, American MLB pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Blue Island, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • (Giovanni) "John" Barbirolli, British cellist, and conductor (New York Philharmonic, 1936-43; HallĂ© Orchestra, 1943-1970; Houston Symphony, 1961-67), dies of a heart attackat 70
  • Jonel Perlea, Romanian opera conductor, dies at 69
1970 Highlights

About July 29, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 6 months and 8 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