What Happened on July 3, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday

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 awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Billie Jean King 14-12, 11-9 for her third and final Wimbledon singles title

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
  • Preston Jones, WLAF quarterback (London Monarchs)
  • Serhiy Honchar, Ukrainian cyclist
  • Shawnee Smith, American actress
  • Teemu Selanne, Helsinki Fin, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Victor Bailey, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)

Famous Deaths

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