What Happened on October 13, 1970

Historical Events

Sports History

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

  • 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 pop-opera singer and 1st 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, Dutch mezzo-soprano, dies at 90
1970 Highlights

About October 13, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'll Be There - Jackson 5
  • UK #1 Song: Band Of Gold - Freda Payne