On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 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

Music releaseAlbum Release

Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released

Murderer Charles Manson
Charles Manson
  • 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

  • Ray Crittenden, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • Stuart Thompson, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Hoornik, Dutch writer and poet (Na jaren), dies at 59
  • Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (b. 1894)