On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1970

Historical Events

  • A fire breaks out in the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Straits in north Wales contributing to its partial destruction and causing approximately £1,000,000 worth of fire damage
  • Grateful Dead's 1st performance outside US (England)
  • San Diego Padres beat SF Giants 17-16 in 15 innings
  • USSR performs nuclear test (underground)

Famous Birthdays

  • Blake Schwendiman, American author
  • Bryan Herta, American race car driver
  • Nanette Burstein, American director and producer
  • Ricky Gutierrez, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Miami, Florida
  • Yigal Amir, Israeli assassin of Yitzhak Rabin

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

US Secretary of State John Kerry (26) weds heiress Julia Stimson Thorne (25)

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry

Famous Deaths

  • Nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), dies at 68
1970 Highlights

About May 23, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini