On This Day

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 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 CBE, 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

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

1970 Highlights

About October 10, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra