What Happened on October 21, 1970

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)
  • Tony Mortimer, British pop singer and songwriter (East 17 - "Stay Another Dy"), born in Stepney, London

Famous Deaths

John T. Scopes

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

1970 Highlights

About October 21, 1970

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 3 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