On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1970

Historical Events

Historic Event

Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act as a response to the October Crisis, the only peacetime use of the War Measures Act in Canadian history.

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Murrell, NFL running back/kick returner (NY Jets)
  • Kazuyuki Fujita, Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter
  • Mehmet Scholl, German footballer
1970 Highlights

About October 16, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years and 10 months
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