On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1970

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Marxist Salvador Allende elected President of Chile by the Chilean Congress

Marxist and President of Chile Salvador Allende
Marxist and President of Chile
Salvador Allende
  • Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

Famous Birthdays

  • Alonza Bevan, English bassist (Kula Shaker), born in London
  • Rob Leslie-Carter, British engineer and project manager, born in Oxford, England
  • Walter Dunson, NFL running back and kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Hofstadter, American historian, dies at 54
1970 Highlights

About October 24, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio