On This Day

What Happened on November 29, 1970

Historical Events

  • Charles Ives' "Yale-Princeton" premieres
  • England cricket batsman Colin Cowdrey reaches 22 on Day 3 of the drawn 1st Test against Australia in Brisbane to become Test Cricket's leading run scorer; passes countryman Wally Hammond's world Test-record aggregate of 7,249 runs

Famous Birthdays

  • Lamar Smith, American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer, born in Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Ottó Runólfsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 70
  • Robert Ruthenfranz, German composer, dies at 65
1970 Highlights

About November 29, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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