What Happened on October 31, 1970

Historical Events

Music History

Jim Morrison is sentenced to six months in jail and a $500 fine for indecent exposure and open profanity, though remains free on a $50,000 bond pending appeal

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Kelly, English actor (Queer as Folk, Coronation Street), born in Lytham St Annes, England
  • Johnny Moeller, American blues guitarist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Linn Berggren, Swedish pop singer (Ace of Base - "All That She Wants"; "The Sign"), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Mitch Harris, American heavy metal guitarist (Napalm Death, among others), born in Queens, New York
  • Nicholas "Nicky" Wu, Taiwanese singer, actor and martial arts expert (Xiao Hu Dui/Little Tiger Team), born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Rogers Stevens, American rock guitarist (Blind Melon), born in West Point, Mississippi
  • Steve Trachsel, American baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Oxnard, California
Born in 1970

Famous Weddings

Dennis Hopper

American "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (34) weds American "The Mamas & the Papas" singer Michelle Phillips (26) in Mexico; divorce 8 days later

1970 Highlights

About October 31, 1970

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 7 months and 10 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