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

Sport awardWimbledon 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

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAudra McDonald

Audra McDonald, American actress (Private Practice) and singer (6x Tony award winner), born in West Berlin

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
  • Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist
  • Shawnee Smith, American actress
  • Teemu Selanne, Finnish NHL right wing (1992-93 NHL rookie points record, 132), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Victor Bailey, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)

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? 50 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer