What Happened on October 24, 1970

Historical Events

Election of Interest

Marxist Salvador Allende elected President of Chile by the Chilean Congress

  • Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

Famous Birthdays

  • Alonza Bevan, English bassist (Kula Shaker), born in London
  • Jeff Mangum, American psychedelic-pop, folk-rock musician, and singer-songwriter (Neutral Milk Hotel - "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"), born in Ruston, Louisiana
  • Rob Leslie-Carter, British engineer and project manager, born in Oxford, England
  • Walter Dunson, NFL running back and kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)
Born in 1970

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Hofstadter, American historian, dies at 54

About October 24, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 11 months and 1 day
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