On This Day

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
  • 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? 51 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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