On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Fiji gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexei Zhitnik, NHL defenseman (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Buffalo), born in Kiev, 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 (4 Olympic gold medals), born in Holt, Norfolk, England
  • Mohammed Mourhit, Belgian athlete, born in Khouribga, Morocco
  • Silke Kraushaar-Pielach, German luger (Olympic gold 1998), born in Sonneberg, Thuringia, Germany

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestÉdouard Daladier

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

Prime Minister of France Édouard Daladier
Prime Minister of France
Édouard Daladier