What Happened on October 10, 1970

Historical Events

  • Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexei Zhitnik, NHL defenseman (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Buffalo), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Corinna May, German blind singer ("I Can't Live Without Music"), born in Bremen, Germany
  • Dean Kiely, Irish football goalkeeper (Crystal Palace), born in Salford, England
  • Glenn Foley, American NFL quarterback (NY Jets), born in Woburn, Massachusetts
  • Matthew Pinsent, English rower (Olympic gold coxless pair 1992, 96; four 2000, 04; World C'ship gold x 10) and broadcaster (BBC), born in Holt, England
  • Mohammed Mourhit, Belgian athlete, born in Khouribga, Morocco
  • Silke Kraushaar-Pielach, German luger (Olympic gold 1998), born in Sonneberg, Thuringia, Germany
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Maritime (1956-68), dies at 60

Édouard DaladierÉdouard Daladier (1884-1970)

72nd Prime Minister of France (1933, 1934 and 1938-40) and PM at the start of World War II, dies at 86

1970 Highlights

About October 10, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond
  • UK #1 Song: Band Of Gold - Freda Payne