On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 777 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • Bernadette Devlin is released from prison having served four months of her six month sentence for riotous behaviour
  • Caledonian Airways takes over British United Airways
  • Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh

Famous Birthdays

  • Marc Wilkins, Mansfield OH, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Famous Deaths

  • John T. Scopes, American teacher convicted for teaching evolution (Scopes "monkey trial" 1925), dies at 70