On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 24th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • Trans-Arabian Pipeline delivery from Saudi Arabia to the Mediterranean interrupted in Syria, driving oil tanker rates to all time highs

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexia Dechaume-Balleret, French tennis star (1992 Aust), born in La Rochelle, France
  • Ted Crowley, American hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994), born in Concord, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Candelario Huizar, composer, dies at 82