On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1970

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Recording

Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • South Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky defends operations in Cambodia because communist forces could overrun South Vietnam "within 24 hours" if troops operating there were withdrawn
  • Two men are shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)

Famous Birthdays

  • Martha Plimpton, American actress (Goonies, Mosquito Coast), born in NYC, New York
1970 Highlights

About November 16, 1970

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 50 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio