What Happened on May 31, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

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
  • Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies' Golf Open

Famous Birthdays

  • Cory Mantyka, CFL guard (BC Lions)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Terry Sawchuk, NHL goaltender, dies from injuries suffered during an off-ice scuffle with a teammate at 40

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk