On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1970

Historical Events

  • Fire at Club Cinq-Sept Discotheque in Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France, kills 146, as all emergency exits were padlocked
  • First NFL regular season New York Giants-Jets game; Giants win 22-10 at Shea Stadium
  • KGTF TV channel 12 in Agana, GU (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Alla Korot, American actress (Jenna Norris-Another World), born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • Erik Spoelstra, American basketball head coach (Miami Heat 2008-19; NBA champion 2012-13), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Sherwin Campbell, West Indian cricket batsman (52 Tests, top score 208; 90 ODIs), born in Belleplaine, Barbados
1970 Highlights

About November 1, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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