On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1970

Historical Events

  • Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit
  • Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee
  • Following an Orange Order parade, intense riots erupt on the Springfield Road in Belfast; violence lasts for three days, and the British Army use CS gas for the first time in large quantities

Famous Deaths

  • Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WWII), dies at 75
1970 Highlights

About March 31, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Aries