On This Day

What Happened on November 21, 1970

Historical Events

  • 17th National Film Awards (India): "Bhuvan Shome" wins the Golden Lotus

BattleCoup d'├ętat

General Hafez al-Assad becomes Prime Minister of Syria following military coup

General and President of Syria Hafez al-Assad
General and President of Syria
Hafez al-Assad
  • NY Knicks 1st game against Cleve Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Garden

Famous Birthdays

  • Justin Langer, cricketer (gutsy Australian lefty bat 1993- )
  • Keith Crawford, wide receiver (St Louis Rams)

Famous Deaths

  • Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist (Nobel Prize 1930 for light scattering), dies at 82
  • Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, dies at 83
1970 Highlights

About November 21, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio