On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1970

Historical Events

  • 200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival
  • British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed
  • California Angels pitcher Clyde Wright no-hits Oakland A's, 4-0
  • The British Army impose curfew on Falls Road area of Belfast as they search for weapons; coming under attack from the Official IRA (OIRA) and republican rioters

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Billie Jean King 14-12, 11-9 for her third and final Wimbledon singles title, and 3rd leg of her successful Grand Slam


Famous Birthdays

Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald, American Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning theatrical and operatic singer, and stage and screen actress (Lady Day At Emerson's Bar and Grill; Sweeney Todd; Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny; Private Practice, The Good Wife) born in West Berlin

  • Benedict Wong, English actor (Wong in Marvel films), born in Eccles, England
  • Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist, born in Rivne, Ukrainian SSR
  • Shawnee Smith, American actress (Saw), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Teemu Selanne, Finnish NHL right wing (1992-93 NHL rookie points record, 132), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Victor Bailey, American NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs), born in Fort Worth, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), dies at 84
1970 Highlights

About July 3, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

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