On This Day

What Happened on October 13, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2 future Basketball Hall of Famers debut; guard Calvin Murphy for San Diego Rockets in 111-96 loss in Chicago; forward Dave Cowens for Boston Celtics in 114-107 loss in New York

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • A man dies in a premature bomb explosion in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Angela Davis arrested in NYC
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Grossman, American tennis star (1994 LA finalist), born in Grove City, Ohio
  • Mel Jackson, African-American actor (Soul Food) and R&B musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Paul Potts, British opera singer and winner of Britain's Got Talent 2007, born in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, England
  • Serena Altschul, American broadcast journalist, born in NYC, New York
  • Steve Matthews, American NFL and WLAF quarterback (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores), born in Tullahoma, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano, dies at 90