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

About October 29, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 4 months and 26 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: Woodstock - Matthew's Southern Comfort