On This Day

What Happened on March 26, 1970

Historical Events

  • 500th nuclear explosion announced by the US since 1945
  • Golden Gate Park Conservatory made San Francisco city landmark

Music Premiere

Musical "Minnie's Boys", starring Shelley Winters as the mother of the Marx Brothers, and Drama Desk Award winner Lewis J. Stadlen as Groucho, opens at the Imperial Theater, New York City; runs for 80 performances

  • Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary) pleads guilty to "taking immoral liberties" with a 14 year old girl and serves 3 months in prison; granted a presidential pardon in 1981
  • The Police (Northern Ireland) Act becomes law; the act provides for the disarmament of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and the establishment of an RUC reserve force

Famous Birthdays

  • Evan Richards, American actor (Frankie-Mama Malone), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Martin McDonagh, Anglo-Irish playwright, screenwriter and film director (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), born in London, England
  • Paul Bosvelt, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles/FC Twente), born in Doetinchem, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist, dies at 76
1970 Highlights

About March 26, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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