On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1970

Historical Events

  • Henry Marrow is murdered in a violent racially-motivated crime in Oxford, North Carolina.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Capobianco, Australian 200m/400m (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • Glenn Hugill, British television presenter and producer
  • Michael Joubert, Australian 400m/800m (Olympics 1996)
  • Nicky Katt, American actor

Famous Weddings

Sammy Davis Jr.

American entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. (44) weds American entertainer Altovise Gore (26) in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania courthouse by the Rev. Jesse Jackson

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist, dies at 62
1970 Highlights

About May 11, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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