What Happened on May 8, 1970

Historical Events

  • 24th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers 113 to 91 at Madison Square Garden, NYC; winning final series 4 games to 3
  • 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 University shootings in Ohio
1970 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Christine Stark, Canadian volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Michael Bevan, Australian cricketer (dashing NSW & Australian lefty batsman)
Born in 1970

About May 8, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 53 years and 21 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