On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1970

Historical Events

Sports History

Boston's Bobby Orr becomes the first defenseman in NHL history to score 25 goals in a season during a 3-1 Bruins win over the visiting St. Louis Blues

Album Release

Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released

  • End of US commercial whale hunting
  • Kreisky's social democrats win Austrian parliamentary election
  • Minnesota coach Charlie Burns becomes the final player/coach in NHL history, when he plays in the North Stars' 8-0 win over Toronto Maple Leafs; remains in role for final month of the season

Famous Birthdays

  • Yolanda Griffith, American Women's Basketball Hall of Fame center (Olympic gold 2000, 04; WNBA Finals MVP 2005, Sacramento Monarchs; 8 × WNBA All-Star), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Hoornik, Dutch writer & poet (Na jaren), dies at 59
  • Lucille Hegamin, American singer & entertainer, dies at 75
1970 Highlights

About March 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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