On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1970

Historical Events

  • The Electoral Reform Society calls for the introduction of Proportional Representation (PR) in elections in Northern Ireland
  • WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, GA (NBC) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Thorpe, doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Dan Ratushny, Nepean, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • Edwin van der Sar, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (Ajax)
  • Marquez Pope, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
  • Phillip Cocu, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse, PSV)
  • Toby Smith [Grafftey-Smith], British keyboardist and songwriter (Jamiroquai - "Virtual Insanity"), born in London (d. 2017)
1970 Highlights

About October 29, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 50 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio