On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1970

Historical Events

  • 5th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 12-7
  • Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal

Famous Birthdays

  • DeWayne Knight, American CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • Diana King, Jamaican singer and songwriter ("Shy Guy", "I Say a Little Prayer" remake), born in St. Catherine, Jamaica
  • José Francisco Porras, Costa Rican footballer, born in Grecia, Costa Rica
  • Tom Anderson, American co-founder of MySpace, born in San Diego, California

Famous Divorces

Dennis Hopper

"Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) divorces singer Michelle Phillips (26) only 8 days after getting married

Famous Deaths

  • Huw T. Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician, dies at 77
  • Napoleon Hill, American writer and philosopher (Think and Grow Rich), dies at 87
1970 Highlights

About November 8, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 7 months and 19 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