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
1970 History

Famous Birthdays

Christopher NolanChristopher Nolan (52 years old)

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

  • 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
Born in 1970

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
  • Maud Lewis (née Dowley), Canadian folk artist and painter, dies from pneumonia at 67

About July 30, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years and 10 months
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