On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1970

Historical Events

  • Beatles release 12th, and final, studio album, "Let It Be", in conjunction with the film of the same name
  • Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street
  • NBA championship: Knicks beat Lakers, 113-99
  • Thousands of students protest against the Vietnam War following the Kent State shootings in Ohio

Famous Birthdays

  • Christine Stark, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Marco Heering, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Michael Bevan, cricketer (dashing NSW & Australian lefty batsman)
1970 Highlights

About May 8, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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