On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1970

Historical Events

  • Charles Haughey and two others are found not guilty of illegal arms importation by a Dublin jury; the 'Arms Trial' began on 28 May 1970
  • Gary Gabelich sets auto speed record 622.4 mph (1,001 kph)

Famous Birthdays

  • Grant Imahara, American TV Mythbuster, born in Lod Angeles, California (d. 2020)
1970 Highlights

About October 23, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I'll Be There - Jackson 5
  • UK #1 Song: Band Of Gold - Freda Payne