On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1970

Historical Events

Sports History

Baseball World Series: Baltimore Orioles beat Cincinnati Reds, 9-3 at Memorial Stadium to claim series, 4-1; MVP: Orioles 3B Brooks Robinson

  • Bridge over Yarra River in Melbourne crashes; killing 35
  • Russian passenger flight hijacked to Turkey

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric BenĂ©t, American singer and songwriter ("Love Don't Love Me"), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Lonnie Palelei, American football offensive lineman (NY Jets), born in Nu'uuli, American Samoa
1970 Highlights

About October 15, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 9 months and 25 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