On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1970

Historical Events

  • Elizabeth Hoisington and Anna Mae Mays named 1st female US generals
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • International Olympic Committee votes to expel South Africa
  • Mississippi Highway Patrol kills 2 at Jackson State College

Famous Birthdays

  • Artie Smith, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • Cory Philpot, CFL running back (BC Lions)
  • Desmond Howard, College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (Heisman Trophy 1991, U of Michigan; Super Bowl MVP 1996, Green Bay Packers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Frank de Boer, Dutch soccer star (Ajax)
  • Keith Tower, NBA center (LA Clippers)
  • Martin Rossiter, Welsh Musician
  • Nicola Walker, English actress (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Last Tango in Halifax), born in London
  • Prince Be [Attrell Cordes], American rapper (PM Dawn), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)
  • Rod Smith, Texarkana, Arkansas, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Ronald de Boer, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • Tony Brown, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
1970 Highlights

About May 15, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus