What Happened on May 3, 1970

Historical Events

  • Trans-Arabian Pipeline delivery from Saudi Arabia to the Mediterranean interrupted in Syria, driving oil tanker rates to all time highs
  • World premiere of The Beatles' "Let it Be" documentary film directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, in New York City

Famous Birthdays

Bobby Cannavale (53 years old)

American stage and screen Emmy Award-winning actor (Will & Grace - "Vince"; Boardwalk Empire), born in Union, New Jersey

  • Ted Crowley, American hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994), born in Concord, Massachusetts
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Candelario Huízar, Mexican violist, horn player, and classical and canción composer ("Surco"), dies at 82

About May 3, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: American Woman/No Sugar Tonight - The Guess Who
  • UK #1 Song: Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum