What Happened on July 5, 1970

Historical Events

  • 20th Berlin International Film Festival cancelled due to controversy surrounding the participation of Michael Verhoeven's anti-war film "o.k."
  • Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109

US Women's Golf Open

US Open Women's Golf, Muskogee CC: Donna Caponi successfully defends her title by 1 from Sandra Haynie and Sandra Spuzich


Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Bochtler, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Mac Dre [Andre Louis Hicks], American rapper and hip hop pioneer, born in Oakland, California (d. 2004)
1970 Highlights

About July 5, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mama Told Me (Not To Come) - Three Dog Night
  • UK #1 Song: In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry