What Happened on November 21, 1970

Historical Events

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

Coup d'├ętat

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

  • NY Knicks 1st game against Cleveland Cavaliers, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Garden

Famous Birthdays

  • Justin Langer, Australian cricket batsman (105 Tests, 23 x 100, HS 250; WACA, Middlesex CCC, Somerset CCC) and coach (Australia 2018-22), born in Perth, Australia
  • Karen Davila, Filipina broadcast journalist, born in Manila, Philippines

Famous Deaths

C.V. RamanC.V. Raman (1888-1970)

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? 52 years and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family Starring Shirley Jones Featuring David Cassidy
  • UK #1 Song: Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix Experience