On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1970

Historical Events

  • American agronomist Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his contribution to world food supply
  • Zond 8 Launches to orbit the Moon

Famous Birthdays

  • Chavo Guerrero, Jr., American professional wrestler, born in El Paso, Texas
  • Michelle Malkin, American political commentator and author (Fox News), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sander Boschke, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente), born in Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Patrick Wymark [Cheeseman], British actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia), dies of a heart attack at 44
1970 Highlights

About October 20, 1970

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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