What Happened on November 8, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

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, 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
  • Qadry Ismail, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins)
  • Tom Anderson, co-founder of MySpace

Famous Divorces

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

Famous Deaths

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