On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

Person of interestTerry Sawchuk

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

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
1970 Highlights

About May 31, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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