What Happened on March 15, 1970

Historical Events

  • Expo '70 opens in Osaka, Japan
  • Gary Geld & Peter Udell's "Purlie" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 689 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Dalman, NFL guard/center (SF 49ers)
  • Diego Nargiso, tennis pro, born in Naples, Italy
  • Eric Castle, NFL free safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • Paul Kruse, Merritt, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Josef Martin Bauer, German writer and director (As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me), dies at 68
  • Mary Ann Ganser, American pop singer (The Shangri-Las - "Leader of the Pack"), dies of a drug overdose at 22
  • Tarjei Vesaas, Nowegian poet and author (Isslottet), dies at 72

About March 15, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
  • UK #1 Song: Wandrin' Star - Lee Marvin