On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 1970

Historical Events

  • 15th Eurovision Song Contest: Dana for Ireland wins singing "All Kinds of Everything" in Amsterdam
  • 1st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • 32nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Jacksonville, 80-69; Bruins' 4th straight title under coach John Wooden
  • Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports.

Famous Deaths

  • Manolis Chiotis, Greek songwriter and musician (b. 1920)
  • Marlen Haushofer, Austrian writer (The Wall), dies at 49
1970 Highlights

About March 21, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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