On This Day

What Happened on May 14, 1970

Historical Events

Presidential Convention

Harry A Blackmun (61), nominated by Richard Nixon, earns seat on US Supreme Court after confirmation by US Senate, 94-0; serves until 1994

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Historic Event

Militant leftist Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader freed from prison after serving 2 years in West Berlin

Red Army Faction Leader Andreas Baader
Red Army Faction Leader
Andreas Baader
  • NYC local newspaper "Our Town" begins publishing

Famous Birthdays

  • Natasha Ryan, American child actress (Days Of Our Lives, 1975-80; Ladies' Man, 1980-81), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • (Mary) "Billie" Burke, American radio, stage, silent and sound film actress (Zieigfield Follies; The Wizard of Oz; Merrily We Live), dies at 85
1970 Highlights

About May 14, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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