On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1970

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland 105-103
  • Cyclone Bhola makes landfall in East Pakistan (Bangladesh) killing up to 500,000, making it the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded
  • Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell
  • The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) is formed; the NIHE gradually took over control of the building and allocation of public sector housing in Northern Ireland

Famous Birthdays

  • Donna Adamo, American female professional wrestler, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Harvey Stephens, British child actor, born in Putney, London

Tonya Harding

Tonya Harding, American figure skater (Olympic 8th-1994/US Champ 1994), born in Portland, Oregon


Famous Deaths

  • Gene Gifford American jazz banjoist, guitarist, and arranger (Jean Goldkette; Casa Loma Orchestra), dies at 62
1970 Highlights

About November 12, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'll Be There - Jackson 5
  • UK #1 Song: Woodstock - Matthew's Southern Comfort