On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1970

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr

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

  • 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? 50 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces