On This Day

What Happened on July 30, 1970

Historical Events

  • -Aug 5] Hurricane Celia, kills 31 in Cuba, Florida and Texas
  • 30,000 arrive to attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield, Connecticut, despite it having been cancelled due to local residents opposition
  • Riots hit Belfast, North Ireland

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestChristopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan, English film director (Inception, Interstellar), born in London, England

  • Ed Hawthorne, American NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Joe Montford, American CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Beaufort, North Carolina
  • Tom McManus, American NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • George Szell, Hungarian-born American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1946-70), dies at 73
  • Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, dies in a car accident 47
1970 Highlights

About July 30, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo