What Happened on May 31, 1970

Historical Events

  • 7.75 Ancash earthquake off coast of Peru kills 66-70,000 and sets off world's deadliest avalanche

Event of Interest

Cathedral of Brasília, designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer is dedicated in the Brazilian capital Brasília

  • KDUB TV channel 40 in Dubuque, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1970 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Cory Mantyka, Canadian CFL guard (BC Lions), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Paolo Sorrentino, Italian filmmaker (La Grande Bellezza), born in Naples, Italy
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

Terry SawchukTerry Sawchuk (1929-1970)

Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (4-time Vezina Trophy & Stanley Cup winner), dies from liver injuries at 40

About May 31, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Everything Is Beautiful - Ray Stevens
  • UK #1 Song: Yellow River - Christie