On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1970

Historical Events

  • American Airlines' 1st flight of a Boeing 747
  • Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years
  • White government of Rhodesia declares itself a republic

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Armstrong, British comedian, TV presenter and baritone singer (Armstrong and Miller, Pointless), born in Rothbury, Northumberland
  • Ciriaco Sforza, Swiss soccer midfielder (79 caps; Grasshopper Club Zürich, Internazionale, FC Kaiserslautern, Bayern Munich) and manager (Grasshoppers, FC Wil), born in Wohlen, Switzerland

Famous Deaths

  • Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Quebec painter (b. 1888)
  • Paul Christman, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (University of Missouri; All-Pro 1946, 47; Chicago Cardinals, Green Bay Packers), dies from a heart attack at 51
1970 Highlights

About March 2, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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